Born 1980, Indianapolis, IN, USA. – Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA, USA.
Ryan Schneider creates paintings and sculptures from experience and observation, portraying moments of bewilderment, tension, exhilaration, and fatigue as they are encountered in the real world. His latest works of hand-carved wood are dreamy and richly colored, often featuring a spiritually charged, even shamanic quality.
Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN, USA and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include “No Filter “Mojave Masks” at The Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, and “Mojave Pictures” at Taymour Grahne, New York. Recent group exhibitions include “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros” curated by Eric Fischl at The Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT, “The Birds”, with V1 Gallery at the CHART art fair, Copenhagen, and “Natural Selection” at The Hole, NYC. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA, USA.
His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. He has been reviewed or featured in The New Yorker, Art in America, The New York Times, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artsy, Kunsten.dk, and The Paris Review, among many other publications.