RICHARD RYAN bio
 

B O R N  1 9 5 0

E D U C A T I O N


          1977–1979 M.F.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, May, 1979
          1968–1972 B.A., with Distinction, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June, 1972 

T E A C H I N G

          2003–present Associate Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA
          2009 Senior Critic, winter term, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
          2008 Senior Critic, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          2000 Spring, Visiting Senior Critic, Graduate Painting Program,
          American University,Washington, DC

          1998 Spring, Artist-in-Residence, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
          1996 Spring, Artist-In-Residence, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          1994 Adjunct faculty, part-time, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
          1993 & 1994 Senior Critic, full-time, Painting and Printmaking,Yale University School of Art,
          New Haven, CT

          1986–1993 Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking, Director of Printmaking, Yale
          University School of Art, New Haven, CT

          1991–1992 Artist-In-Residence, Queens College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne,
          Australia; 
Artist in Residence, Gertrude Street Artist Studios, Melbourne, Australia
          1991–1994 Co-Director, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
          1985, 86,88,89 Instructor, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
          1982–1986 Assistant Professor, Art Department, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
          1979–1982 Visiting Professor, School of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

V I S I T I N G  A R T I S T  1 9 7 9 - 2 0 1 0

          University of Houston
          Hampshire College

          San Francisco Art Institute
          Williams College
          New York Academy of Art

          University of Pennsylvania
          Boston University

          Stanford University
          Brandeis University
          American University

          Montserrat College of Art
          Rhode Island School of Design

          Bennington College
          University of New Hampshire
          UMass Lowell

          Massachusetts College of Art
          Dartmouth College

          Columbia State College (Georgia)
          University of Washington

          University of Iowa, New York Studio School
          UMass Lowell

          Vassar College
          Provincetown Studio Center
          Middlebury College

V I S I T I N G  A R T I S T  1 9 7 9 - 2 0 1 0 ( c o n t i n u e d )

          The College of Charleston
          DePauw University
          University of Nevada Las Vegas

A W A R D S  A N D  G R A N T S

          2000 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
          1995 Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant-in-Aid
          1993 NEA Fellowship Grant
          1986 The Richard and Hinda Rossenthal Foundation Award, The American Academy and
          Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

          1986 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant-in-Aid
          1985 Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant-in-Aid for Travel in Egypt, Crete, Greece, and Italy
          1980 Ford Foundation Grant to pay for the execution of three editions of lithographs
          1979 Eli Harwood Schless Award for Excellence in Painting, Yale University School of Art,
          New Haven, CT


E X H I B I T I O N S

          2012 Solo exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, October
          2011 Group Exhibition, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, April
          2010 No Thing: Richard Ryan, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, UMass, Lowell, April
          2009 Group Exhibition of Works on Paper, The Alpha Gallery, Boston, October

          2009 Dana Frankfort, Richard Ryan, John Walker, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of
          Nevada, Las Vegas, October; The Hite Art Institute, Louisville,
 KY, January
          2008 Convergences, Galerie Mourlot, November-December, New York, N.Y.
          2008 Artist Book Internationale, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, October
          2007 Annual Juried Exhibition, International Print Center, New York and Chicago, Dec.- Feb.
          2007 The South Press Printmaking Exhibition, Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, Nov.- Dec.
          2007 Troisieme Triennale du Bois Grave Contemporain, Musee Pierrre Noel, Saint-Die-des-
          Vosges, France

          2007 Contemporary Selections, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July-August
          2006 More Than One: Prints from the Center Street Studio, began at Virginia Commonwealth
          Gallery, Richmond, VA

          2006 New Old Masters, curated by Donald Kuspit,  National Gallery, Gdansk, Poland,
          November, 2006-February, 2007

          2006 ”Spot On”, The Rose Museum of Art, Waltham, MA, April-July
          2005 Between Perception and Invention: Three Generations of Figurative ArtistsSharon Arts
          Center, Peterborough, NH. (July-August)

          2005 Richard Ryan: Still Life and Narratives, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          (June)

          2005 California New Old Masters, curated by Donald Kuspit, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA
          2004 New Faculty, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
          2004 Reality Check, Spike Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
          2004 San Francisco Art Fair, group exhibiton, San Francisco, CA (1998-2005)
          2003 The Armory Show, group exhibition, Hackett Freedman Gallery, NY,NY.

          2003 Two person exhibition, Spike Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
          2003 Barbados, Glenn Horowitz Rare Books, East Hampton, N.Y., July.
          2002 Real, Spike Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
          2002 Opening exhibition, Spike Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
          2001 One person exhibition of drawings and paintings, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San
          Francisco, CA

          1997 Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco,
          CA

          1997 Double Identities: Master Printmakers/Master Teachers, Art Institute of Boston, MA
          1996 Richard Ryan, Paintings and Prints, College Gallery, Columbus State University,
          Columbus, GA

          1996 Flowers, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          1995 Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco,
          CA

          1994 Prints of Darkness, The Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, MA
          1994 Richard Ryan, Small Paintings and Prints, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
          1993 Project, Littlejohn Steinaur Gallery, New York, NY
          1993 Yale Collects Yale, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
          1992 Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, Ghirgis and Klymn Gallery, 
Melbourne,
          Australia

          1990 Luminous Mysteries: The Painting of Richard Ryan, 1975–1999, Wiegand Gallery,
          College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA

          1989 One person exhibition of drawings and paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York,
          NY

          1989 Tradition and Innovation 1500–1989, Recent Acquisitions of the Achenbach Foundation
          for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San
 Francisco, CA
          1988 New Talent Revisited, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
          1987 State of the Arts, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
          1986 Awards Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
          1985 Artists of the Shawangunk Region, Cragsmoor, NY
          1985 The Classic Tradition, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
          1984 The Rapturist Painting Exhibition, P.S. 122, New York, NY
          1984 Recent American Still Life Painting, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

          1984 One person exhibition of drawings and paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York,
          NY

          1983 Charlap, Roseman, Ryan, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
          1982 Richard Ryan, Depauw University Art Gallery, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN
          1981 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
          1977 Contemporary Reflections, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT 

C O M M I S I O N S

          Carr America Corporation, Washington, DC,1999
          MGM Grand, Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998
          Peninsula Hotel, New York, New York, 1997
          Hotel Seneyan, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1997


P U B L I C A T I O N S

          XXII. Twenty-two etchings by Richard Ryan, fourteen poems by Susan Fox
          Printed by James Stroud and Richard Ryan, published byRichard Ryan , New Haven, CT,
          1992

          Barbados, Frederick Seidel, eight etchings by Richard Ryan, Printed by Peter Petengill at
          Wingate Studio, Spike Editions, N.Y., N.Y., January 2004


P U B L I C  C O L L E C T I O N S

          Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA
          Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

          The Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA
          The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
          Exxon Corporation, Irving, TX
          The Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, MA
          Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
          Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
          Carr America Corporation, Washington, D.C.
          Peninsula Hotel, New York, NY
          Hotel Seneyan, Jakarta, Indonesia
          MGM Grand Mansion, Las Vegas, NV
          Bain & Co., San Francisco, CA
          Century Aluminum, Monterey, CA
          The Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH

S E L E C T E D  B I B L I O G R A P H Y

          Donald Kuspit, Exhibition Catalogue, “New Old Masters”, curated by Donald
          Kuspit, National Gallery, Gdansk, Poland, November, 2006-February, 2007

          Donald Kuspit, Richard Ryan: Hermetic Hyperrealist, catalogue essay, Hackett Freedman
          Gallery, June, 2005

          Donald Kuspit,  California New Old Masters, New Port Beach, CA, Literary Press, 2005
          Charles Jencks. Post Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture, New York.
          Rizzoli, 1987
          Charles Jencks. Post Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture, New York.
          Rizzoli, 1987
          Harry Cooper, A Conversation with Richard Ryan, exhibition Catalogue, Hackett Freedman
          Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2001

          John Hollander, catalogue essay, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1997
          Moss, Stacey, Luminous Mysteries: the Paintings of Richard Ryan 1975-1990, Wiegand
          Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, 1991
          Temin, Christine, "Revisiting New Talent," The Boston Globe, April 21, 1988
          "Richard Ryan," The New York Times, June 29 (review by Vivian Raynor)
          Richard Ryan," Artspeak, July 1 (review), 1984
          Carroll, Eugene A., Charlap, Roseman, Ryan, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY,
          1983