United States, 1980
Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include “No Filter Eden”at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, “Mojave Masks” at The Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, “You Are Entering” at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, 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, “Brask Meets Willumsen”at the JF Willimsens Museum, Denmark, and “Natural Selection”at The Hole, NYC.
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. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, California.
His latest works are dreamy and richly colored, often featuring a spiritually charged, even shamanic quality. “I create paintings from my experiences and observations, portraying moments of bewilderment, tension, exhilaration, and fatigue as I encounter them in the real world,” he says. Schneider’s work is an exercise in personal theater—an exploration into the way in which experience and the expression of it can diverge.