To Dream, to Collect


Michael Ryan

1970 United States

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  • About the Artist
American, b. 1970. Michael Ryan studied Fine Art and Illustration at Columbia College of Chicago. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Ryan makes drawings of mixed media on paper. His works, often of monumental scale, are inspired by early 20th century found photographs of unknown people. The source image is used as a starting point for his complex process of additions and alterations that results in an intricate, mysterious and compelling work. Michael Ryan has been shown internationally including solo and group exhibits at: Wanwan Lei Projects and Giacobetti Paul Gallery in New York; Phoebus Gallery in Rotterdam; and Project Plus in London. In 2011, Ryan was part of the "Dumbo Arts Festival" in Brooklyn, New York; and in 2013, Michael Ryan was awarded a fellowship and residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in Brooklyn, New York.

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