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Ryan Schroeder
Artist's Bio


b.1979 based in Brooklyn, New York


Ryan Schroeder received his BFA from Drake University in 2001 and has continued
his artistic training with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky in Italy and the USA.


Since 2008 he has been awarded fellowships from several institutions including
The MacDowell Colony, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Center
for the Creative Arts, The Millay Colony, The Marsyas Fund for Visual Artists
and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His work, as described by
The New York Times, "dazzles with its technical virtuosity."


Recent exhibitions include Nothing to See/Hear, a solo exhibition of new works
at Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art's
Peekskill Project 2008 and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning's Jamaica Flux:
Workspaces and Windows 2007.


The urban environment as a whole, and specifically the evidence that remains
from its consumer activity, is the basis of his aesthetic research. His work exists
simultaneously in a state of creation and destruction, absorption and expansion.


©2011 Ryan Schroeder. All Rights Reserved. EMAIL: RyanSchroederArt@gmail.com


2001     BFA in Painting (honors), Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
00/99    The Art Institute of Florence / Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010     Ryan Schroeder: Nothing to See / Hear, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey
2009     Ryan Schroeder: Slumber & Spectacle, Dream in Plastic, Beacon, New York
2001     liminal entry, Anderson Art Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
Selected Group Exhibitions

2010     MERZBUSH: Elegies to Kurt Schwitters, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, New York
2009     The Everyday in Contemporary Art Practice, 303 Grand, Brooklyn, New York
             Tabula Rasa, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey (catalogue)
2008     BEE-ING: Recent Encaustic Paintings, The Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ  

            Peekskill Project 2008, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
             American rEvolution, Junto, Brooklyn, New York     
2007     Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows 2007
                Jamaica Center of Arts & Learning, Queens, New York (catalogue)
             Combining Forces, Collision Machine, Brooklyn, New York
             10th Int'l Film & Video Festival, Detroit Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan
2006     SOLidSTATE, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, New York
            cell2Cell2CELL, Rider Truck Project, New York, New York
2005      Confluence: A Synthesis of Ideas, Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
2004      Identities and Visual Codes: Images of Violence/Violence of Images
                 Youth Biennial, META Cultural Foundation / Goethe Institute Bucharest, Romania 

Selected Group Exhibitions continued

2004      What Have You Got to Say?, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, New Jersey
              The Wild Rose Film Festival, Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Iowa
              big and small, East Village Art Coalition, Des Moines, Iowa
              BiNo-sCaPeS: A Binocular Experience, Berlin Kunst Projekt, Berlin, Germany
2003      Five Abstract Voices, ArtHouse on Ingersoll, Des Moines, Iowa
2000      Art Institute of Florence Juried Exhibition, Galleria Via Larga, Florence, Italy
              XXI and XX Iowa College Salon(s),Brunnier Art Museum, Ames, Iowa
1997      World Scholar-Athlete Games Exhibition, WSAG Museum, Kingston, Rhode Island

Selected Residencies/Awards/Honors

2010     Fellowship, The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, New York
             Residency, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York
             Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
2009     Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
                National Endowment for the Arts Fellow 2008-2009
             Grant, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (travel)
             Grant, The Marsyas Fund for Visual Artists, New York
2008     Studio Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey
2004     mural commission, Des Moines Art Festival & Des Moines Arts Center, Iowa
02/01    Artist in Residence, La Cipressaia, Montagnana, Italy
2001     1st Prize Visual Art, Periphery literary magazine, Des Moines, Iowa
‘01-97   Presidential Scholarship, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
              Fine Arts Scholarship, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
1997      Gladys DeMay / BAJ Scholarship; RBCU Scholarship, Minnesota