© Courtesy of Ryan Travis Christian

Ryan Travis Christian

Born in 1983, Oakland, CA

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020

—    Bang Bang Play, Galleria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid, ES

 

2019

 

—    Danger is my maiden name, Ross+Kramer Gallery, New York, NY

—    Big baldy etc, Arsham/Feig Gallery, New York, NY

 

2018

 

—    I'm Picking Up Where the California Raisins Left Off, Richard Geller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

2017

 

—    This Shit is for the Birdies, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

—    Joakim Ojanen and Ryan Travis Christian, The Hole, New York, NY

2015

 

—    Ryan Travis Christian & T.L. Solien, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

2014

 

—    Check please!, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

—    That Ain’t Jazz, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2013

 

—    Well, Here We Aren't Again, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

—    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

 

—    River Rats/RTC Collaborates, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

—    Sad Sacks, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2010

 

—    Well, Time Makes Fools of Us All, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    New Work, POV Evolving, Los Angeles, CA

—    Antexspagna, Ebers Moore, Chicago, IL

—    Weed demon, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

 

—    ZOO, MIMA Museum, Brussels, BE

 

2019

 

—    Digital Print Show, Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington Depot, CT

—    With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

—    Paper View, The Hole, New York, NY

—    ART IS WHERE THE HEART IS VOL. 5, Galerie Droste, Paris, FR

 

2018

 

—    Sweet, Golden and Delicious, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

—    Alive with pleasure!, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY

—    Art Fair, The Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

—    Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

2017

 

—    Hide And Go Chic, Rover Gallery, Chicago, IL

—    Unapologetic Drawing, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

—    Heatwave, Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD), Granite City, IL

—    Zing Zam Blunder, Harbinger Projects, Reykjavik, Iceland

—    Fake News, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

—    Underlying system is not known, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

—    The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in 5 Parts, curated by Matt Distel and Bill Thelen, The Carnegie, Covington, KY

—    Periscope, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland ME

—    Ocotillio, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

2016

 

—    Em Kettner, Kyle Breitenbach, and Ryan Travis Christian, Harpy Gallery, Rutherford, NJ

—    Quiet Please, The Inn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

—    Velvet Ropes, GIFC Worldwide, New York, NY

—    LTD Wear, LVL3, Chicago, IL

—    Thick As Paper Thin, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY

—    Geo Necro, Ada Gallery, Richmond VA

—    6/2016, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco CA

 

2015

 

—    Gatherings & Conversations, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    White House Black Market, Kimberly-Klark, Queens, NY

—    Mysterious Muck, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

—    Fence, Threewalls, Chicago, IL

—    Happily Until Their Deaths, Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto ON

—    Who Me?, curated by Daniel Albrigo, Atak Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    Irving Variety, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    Selfie, curated by Husk Mit Navn, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, SE

—    The Nothing That Is – a drawing show in five parts, curated by Bill Thelen, CAM Raleigh, NC

—    That’s My Trip, curated by Andrew Shoultz, Joshua Liner Gallery

—    Inaugural Group Show, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

—    PRTY PPL, curated by Josh Reames, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

—    Group Show, ChinaTown Project, San Francisco CA

—    Interface, Water Street Studios, Aurora IL

—    Potshop, Tusk, Chicago IL

—    Jug Life, Park Life, San Francisco CA

 

2014

 

—    Deluxe Projects LA/CHI presents: Pareidolia, Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

—    Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

—    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

—    Buying Friends, UICA, Grand Rapids MI

—    Ghooost Show IV, Imagination Giants, Milwaukee WI

—    If They Mated, The Honey Hole, Chicago IL

—    Home At Last, Andres Guerrero Project, San Francisco CA

—    We Do What We Like and We Like What We Do, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL

—    Juxtapoz Psychedelic Release Party, The Well, Los Angeles CA

—    Welp, Bowbarr, Carrboro NC

 

2013

—    Tell them I hate them, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

—    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, curated by Gina Beavers, Bowery, New York, NY

—    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, curated by Ryan Wallace, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

—    New Chicagoans, Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago, IL

—    Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

—    Territories, Marwen, Chicago, IL

—    SweatBoxing, MAMA Rotterdam, NL

—    Objectivity, Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle, WA

—    Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

 

2010

 

—    AH! Wilderness, Ebers Moore, Chicago, IL

—    Wreck The Walls, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

—    A Guide to Salvation, curated by Hilary Pecis, Space 1026, Philadelphia PA

—    Weed Demon, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, CA

—    Inaugural Exhibition, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

—    Diverse Chorus, SCOOP, Charleston SC

 

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

—    Chimera Frontiera, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

—    NFO XPO/Version Fest, Chicago

 

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

COLLECTIONS

—    Artist Book Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

—    Artist Book Collection, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

—    Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

—    Jager Collection, Amsterdam, NL

—    McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

—    Soho House Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

—    Everything is legal, 2017, Perfectly Acceptable Press, Chiacgo, IL (Monograph)

—    Land and Sea #8: Ryan Travis Christian, 2011, Land and Sea

—    Beautiful/Decay: What A Mess, 2009, Beautiful/Decay

—    Infinity, 2009, Scion, Los Angeles, CA

—    KlusterCRUSTS, 2007, The Chicago Reader

EDUCATION

—    BFA, Northern Illinois University, 2007

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