Ryan Schneider Words Chosen Wisely, 2020 Oil pigment on burnt Torrey Pine 25 x 17 x 16 in. On loan from private collection Part of Zzyzx Redux, organized by Bernard Leibov On view at Intersect Palm Springs, February 10 – 13, 2022
Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. While previously known for his vibrant paintings, Ryan has been experimenting and moving into an energetic sculptural practice. Although appearing anthropomorphic, these sculptures are inspired by natural phenomena rather than man’s interventions in the environment. Their solidity and placid expressions seem to bear silent witness to the traces of our history. Recent solo exhibitions include “Knock on Wood” at The Pit, Los Angeles, “The Chorus” at Louis Buhl, Detroit, and “No Filter Eden” at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen. Recent group exhibitions include “Wild Frontiers” at The Pit, Los Angeles, and Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros” curated by Eric Fischl at The Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, California.