Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977.
Vive y trabaja en Nueva York.

Working in whatever medium best suits his message, Ryan Brown has produced performances, paintings, sculptures, photographic series, and installations that both honor and interrogate modern and contemporary art and artists, as well as the historical narratives, manifestos, and market systems upon which they rely. He uses satire and mimicry to send up what he perceives as the preciousness, arrogance, and politics underlying the presentation and consideration of art. In a series of slumped, intentionally ragged-looking mixed media paintings, he displays marred versions of modern works taken from art history books, whose materials and mode of production he deliberately mislabels. Brown has also photographed and filmed himself performing as such famous artists as Jackson Pollock, calling attention to the frequent blurring of truth and myth in the record of an artist’s life and work.

Ryan Brown was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1977. He studied Fine Arts at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York. After graduating with honors in 2006 he was invited to participate in the European Exchange Academy in Beelitz, Germany. Ryan Brown has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions.

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Education     

2004-2006
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

2001-2003
AFA, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, USA

1995-1997
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2014
In Someways It Is, Y Gallery, New York, USA

2013
The Sun is a Hole, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

2012
Various Small Lots, Y Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Untitled Art Fair, Solo Project, Miami Beach
Museum of Unlimited Growth, co-curated by Pablo León Dela Barra and Julieta González, ArtRio, Brasil

2011
Volta NY, Y Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2010
Borders, Y Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

2014
Alles Papier, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict: Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Cifo-Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

2013
Paraíso en Blanco, 80m2, Peru

2012
Storytellers, Stenersen Museum, Olso, Norway
Wanderings, Y Gallery, New York, USA
The Thing That(‘s) Left, Dean Projects, New York, USA

2011
Bibliomania, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, USA
Homeness, Y Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Ex Libris, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2010
Ex Libris, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Residencies

2006
European Exchange Academy, Beelitz, Germany

Collections

Fondation d’Entreprise Carmignac Gestion, Paris, France
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA