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Ryan Schneider


After many years of living and painting in New York City, I moved my home and studio to Joshua Tree, California, in 2015, where I created all of the work for this exhibition.

While working in an open-air studio, with the vast desert as a backdrop, I was forced to fight (and quickly inspired to embrace) nature’s elements such as strong winds, intense light and excessive heat (all of which helped to influence and shape this current body of work).Whereas my previous work had been informed and inspired by big-city living, dense population and “noise,” the juxtaposed spaciousness, isolation and solitude of the desert provided me with a vastly different, almost sacred, space in which to create a whole new body of work.For me, painting has always been a spiritual practice and, in my new (almost alien-like) surroundings, I felt like a conduit for the works that I created for this exhibition (as if they had been patiently awaiting my arrival in the desert in order to finally come to fruition).

Photo Credit: Chris McPhearson



Born
Born 1980, Indianapolis, IN
Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA

Education
2002 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

RESIDENCIES

2010/2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident

Exhibitions
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
One River School, Englewood, NJ (forthcoming January)
Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (forthcoming March)

2015
You Are Entering, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Presentation at VOLTA NY with Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Ritual for Letting Go, Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Cast a Shadow, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Send Me Through, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2009
Before and After Us, Artcore, Toronto, Canada

2008
One-Dog Night, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2006
Today I Am a Knife, Priska C Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Ocean is Double Sided, with Caris Reid and Matthew F Fisher, SEASON.CZ, Seattle, WA
The World Outside, with Matthew F. Fisher, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2014
Feeling Human, curated by Adam Mignanelli, with Mira Dancy and Austin Eddy, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY

2013
Schneids and Heids, with Daniel Heidkamp, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2009
Carry On, with Wes Lang, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, New York

2015
Natural Selection, THE HOLE, New York, NY
Lesser Dieties of Summer, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY
Refiguring, Coburn Projects, London, UK
Eye Contact, curated by Erika Renee, Impovised Showboat, Brooklyn, NY
Let’s Go Away for a While, curated by Maria Calandra and Erik den Breejen, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
The Coyote, Gallerie Steinsland Berliner, curated by Brian Willmont, Stockholm, Sweden,
Ducks, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Media, curated by Jens-Peter Brask,  Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
Paradise Sauna, Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, Los Angeles, CA
Ritual Magic, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Et Brask Spark, Selections from the Collection of Jens Peter Brask, Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark
Woodpoint and Kingsland’s Art on Skateboards show, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY

2013
The Delightful Land, curated by Chris Murtha, The New York Horticultural Society, New York, NY
Different Strokes, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY
Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Thanks, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY
Chicken or Beef? A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting, curated by Jesper Elg, and Kathy Grayson, The Hole, New York, NY
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2012
Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Pig Party, curated by Gina Beavers, New York City Gallery, NewYork, NY
Black Foliage, curated by Mathew Craven, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
The Double Dirty Dozen, Freight and Volume, New York, NY
Yeah We Friends and Shit, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Good Intentions, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Mie: A Potrait by 35 Artists, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

2011
From Where You Just Arrived, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra La Viola, New York, NY
Wild Beasts, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
B-B-B-Bad, Curated by Doug McClemont, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
Status: Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rules of Engagement, curated by David Coggins, Allan Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Run and Tell That: New Work from New York, curated by Eric Gleason and David Lake Prince, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Playing Fields, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
ALBUM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG PICTURE, curated by Tom Sanford and Ryan Schneider, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
Small Oil Paintings, curated by Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

2008
Glass Houses, curated by Eddie Martinez, Werkstätte, New York, NY
Remarks on Color, Galerie Baer, Dresden, Germany
The Boys Are Back in Town, curated by Wes Lang, V1, Copenhgen, Denmark
The Boys Are Back in Town, curated by Wes Lang, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007
Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Arts, London, UK

2003
For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (co-curator and exhibitor)

CURATORIAL
2014
Not a Force But a Curvature, NOVELLA gallery, New York, NY

2013
Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2011
From Where You Just Arrived (co-organized with Jonas Wood) Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

2010
BIG PICTURE, curated by Ryan Schneider and Tom Sanford, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2009
Everybody, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY

2003
For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Publications
2016
ArtNet News, Eileen Kinsella, 9 Must-See Summer 2016 Group Gallery Shows, A Verdant Summer, at Taymour Grahne Gallery, June 30

2015
Travel + Leisure, October

ArtNet News list of must see booths at Volta Fair, March

David Shelton list of highlights from Armory week, March

“Unconcerned Spirit” on Art Blog Art Blog, March

C-Print Journal Interview

2014
Interview with Steven Cox of HUNTED PROJECTS

INTERVIEW on Whitewall Magazine.com, April

Ritual for Letting Go one of Top 5 Must See Shows on Blouin ArtInfo

‘El Diablo” featured on NYC ART SCENE

Ritual for Letting Go on Art Blog Art Blog

Feeling Human reviewed by Kari Adelaide on Huffington Post

Schneids and Heids on Art Blog Art Blog

In conversation with Katy Diamond Hamer on Eyes Toward the Dove Blog

In conversation with Daniel Heidkamp on BlackBook Mag.com

Ritual Magic on Purple Diary

Flash Art

Interview on Hunted Projects

Ritual for Letting Go on Blouin ArtInfo, April

‘El Diablo” featured on NYC ART SCENE. April

Ritual For Letting Go listed as one of 5 must see shows on ArtInfo, April

Interview on Whitewall Magazine.com, April

Ritual for Letting Go on Art Blog Art Blog, April

2013
Schneids and Heids on Art Blog Art Blog, October

In conversation with Katy Diamond Hamer on Eyes Toward the Dove Blog,  September

In conversation with Daniel Heidkamp on BlackBook Mag.com ,September

Bathers on Gallerist NY, July

Bathers on Art Fag City, July

Bathers Video on Blouin Art Info, July

Art in America, review of Chicken or Beef? at The Hole, March

2012
Art Galleries in Tel Aviv, Ryan Schneider, Cast a Shadow at Hezi Cohen Gallery, November


 


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