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RYAN TRAVIS CHRISTIAN | artist resume
Lives and works in Chicagoland
b. 1983 Oakland, CA

EDUCATION
2007 BFA, Northern Illinois University


SOLO / TWO - PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015 Ryan Travis Christian & T.L. Solien, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
2014 Check please!, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
No More Crumbled Cookies, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York NY
2013 Well, Here We Aren't Again, CAM Raleigh, North Carolina, February 22 - June 17, 2013
American Landscapes and Stuff, Trailer Park Proyects, Puerto Rico
2012 The Second Banana, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco CA                
Something Something Black Something, Halsey McKay, East Hampton NY
John Riepenhoff Experience Presents - RTC Collaborates, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles CA
It Ain't Conceptual, CooperCole, Toronto ON
2011

The River Rats, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Sad Sacks, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

20o10 WEED DEMON, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Milwaukee, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, CA
  Antexspagna, EBERSMOORE, Chicago, IL

GROUP SHOWS
2016

GEO NECRO, curated by Ryan Browning and Casey Jex Smith, Ada Gallery, Richmond, VA. Opening May 6
White House Black Market
. Kimberly-Klark, Queens, NY. December 19, 2015 to January 30, 2016

Mysterious Muck. Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX November 21, 2015 to January 30, 2016
Thick as Paper Thin. Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY. January 15 to 26, 2016
Gatherings & Conversations, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA. December 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016

2015 Who Me?, curated by Daniel Albrigo, Atak Gallery, San Francisco, CA
IRVINGVARIETY, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selfie, curated by HuskMitNavn, Gallery Steinsland Berliner (GSB), Stockholm, Sweden
The Nothing That Is – a drawing show in five parts, curated by Bill Thelen. CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC.
PRTY PPL
Curated by Josh Reames, Circuit12 Contemporary. Dallas, TX.
"That's my Trip", curated by Andrea Shoultz, Joshua Liner Gallery

2014
Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago. Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE. October 22 - Nov23
I'm Jealous Of Your Failure,
University Galleries Illinois State University, Normal IL
We do what we like and we like what we do, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
HEAD, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL
2013 TELL THEM I HATE THEM. Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. November 8 — December 6, 2013
Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco CA
These Friends, Finale, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Milestone #1, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas TX
2012 Pig Party 8,3 Bowery, New York NY - curated by Gina Beavers
Black Foliage 2.0, Nudashank, Baltimore MD
Black Foliage, Chinatown Arcade, NYC NY
Gin & Juice, Ivory&Black, London UK
Still Here Now, Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen DN
Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hop Clothing, FFDG, San Francisco CA
Living By Example, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago IL
2011

Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco CA
Double Breaks, Double Break, San Diego CA
Art We Like, Deer Run, Cambria CA
This Place In Time, Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto ON
Club Nutz @ Art Since the Summer of 69' New York NY
Domestic Goods, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton NY- curated by Ryan Wallace
New Chicagoans, Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago IL
Envoy Enterprises, NYC, NY
Territories, Marwen, Chicago IL
SweatBoxing, MAMA Rotterdam, NE
Objectivity, Cornish College for the Arts, Seatlle WA
Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, IL

2010

AH! Wilderness, EbersMoore, Chicago IL
Wreck The Walls, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Guide to Salvation, Space 1026, Philadelphia PA curated by Hilary Pecis
Weed Demon, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, CA
Antexspagna, EBERSMOORE, Chicago, IL

2009              

Infinity, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA
East of Eden, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
Enigmatic Shadow, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
CaBoom, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Titanium Expose, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
NFO XPO/Version Fest, Chicago, IL
Chimera Frontiera, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Mutation Nation, D.I.Y. Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Brown River, Roots & Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, IL
KlusterCrusts, Butcher Shop/Dogmatic, Chicago, IL
2006 Where All the D*cks Hang Out, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 frieze. Luse, Mimi. "The Nothing That Is - A Drawing Show in Five Parts." Issue 175, November-December 2015
under the gum tree: July 2015. Visual Art by Ryan Travis Christian. Publisher: ThinkHouse Collective, Sacramento, California.
Inside/Within. "Ryan Travis Christian’s Patterned Obscurity". February 2015
2014

ArtNews.com. Chiaverina, John. "Duck Yourself: On Ryan Travis Christian’s Very Democratic Group Show About, Well, Ducks." November 4, 2014
Opening Ceremony. Salama, Cecilia. "What The Duck? A Greenpoint Art Show Gets Quacky." (Ryan Travis Christian) October 27, 2014
DAZED. Gavin, Francesca. "Top ten artists working with monochrome" April 23, 2013
The Hundreds.
Zio. "Ryan Travis Christian :: Check Please!". May 15, 2014
Strange Plants.
Baritaux, Zio , editor. Zioxla, publisher
Land and Sea #20
. Overview, February 2014
Juxtapoz Psychedelic. Stouffer, Hannah. hard cover. pgs. 170-180 February 2014

2013

Art Papers. Lampe, Lilly. "Ryan Travis Christian". April 2013
New York Times. "Old Warehouses Go Beyond Storage in Raleigh, N.C." (Ryan Travis Christian). April 14, 2013.
Indy Week. Vitiello, Chris. "At CAM Raleigh, flattened raindrops and googly eyes" (Ryan Travis Christian). March 6, 2013
Associated Press . Breed, Allen. "In Artist's Show, Creation Merges With Destruction." (Ryan Travis Christian). February 22, 201
Associated Press. "Art, an Act of Creation, Can Involve Destruction.(video)" (Ryan Travis Christian). February 22, 2011
Lodown Magazine. Allister Lee. "Black Is Beautiful" Issue 84, pgs 164-165 December/January/February 2013

2012 ION Magazine. Khan, Aleeza. "Ones to Watch | Ryan Travis Christian". December 28, 2012
New City. "
Art 50: Chicago’s Artist's Artists" Septmber 2012
Frieze.
Foumberg. Jason. "Ryan Travis Christian" (review). March 2012
LVL3. Uribe, Vincent. "Artist of the Week: Ryan Travis Christian". May 7, 2012
2011

New American Paintings Blog. Reames, Josh. "Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions", December 2, 2011
art ltd. Picard, Caroline. "Ryan Travis Christian." November 2011
New City. Stabler, Bert. "Ryan Travis Christian" (review). October 25, 2011
PRISM Index #2
Land and Sea #8, March 2011
Daily Serving, Curcio, Seth. “Sad Sacks: an Interview with Ryan Travis Christian”, March 29, 2011
Lumpen Magazine, "Black + White" March 2011, Volume 19, # 116, Issue #2, pg.30

2010 New City. Foumberg, Jason. "Breakout Artists". April 29, 2010
New City. Hendrickson, Julia V., "Ryan Travis Christian" (review). February 22, 2010
2009 Beautiful Decay, Book 2 “What A Mess!” (profile)
Infinity, Scion (exhibition catalogue) (profile)
2008 The Comics Journal. “Yeah, But is it Comics?” Issue #291, pg. 145 (review)
2007 The Chicago Reader. “KlusterCRUSTS” June 7-13, Issue No. 119, pg. 75 (Review)

CURATORIAL
2014 Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2013-14 RTC & Friends, public mural 845 Washington Ave.
contributions by Cody Hudson, Josh Reames, Adam Scott, Peter Skvara and Geoffrey Todd Smith. Rear exterior wall of the 845 W Washington Building,
2012 Nemesis, Green Gallery, Milwaukee WI - co curated w/ Ben Stone
2011 West, Wester, Westest! Pt.2, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
2010 Lil' Whitney, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
  The Power of Selection, pt. 1,2 & 3 Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2009 Control C, Control V, EbersB9, Chicago, IL
  Sports, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
2008 West, Wester, Westest, FFDG, San Francisco, CA

COLLECTIONS
  Artist Book Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Artist Book Collection, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

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