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Ryan V. Brennan (b. Cincinnati, Ohio 1982) is an internationally exhibiting artist based in New York City. MFA: Hunter College 2016, BFA: Savannah College of Art and Design 2005. Recent notable exhibitions include a solo show at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014, a group show at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in 2011 and a solo museum show at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT in 2011. He has shown in a number of Art Fairs including JustMAD6 (Madrid) Scope Fair (New York, Hamptons, and Miami) and LA Art Fair. Ryan received fellowships from the National Arts Club in 2010 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2006. He has been featured in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Beautiful Decay LA, Daily Serving, Huffington Post, Biscayne Times Miami, and Savannah Morning News.



2016 M.F.A. Candidate, Hunter College
2005 B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2003 Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Be Back in Five, Savannah College of Art and Design, Trios Gallery, Atlanta
2011 Close Your Eyes And Look As Far As You Can See, Real Art Ways Museum, Hartford, Connecticut
2010 Beneath the Unraveling Horizon, National Arts Club, Jonathan Madrigano Fellowship for the Arts, New York
2010 Scope Art Fair, Jackie Paper, Curators Laura Pinello Newman, Lori Zimmer, NYC
2010 Exponential Reflections of a Finite Forest, Chashama Arts, Window Installation across the street from the MoMA
2010 NowIshIsm, Part Time Studios, Philadelphia
2009 Close Your Eyes and Look as Far as You Can See, Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Day Dreams in the Age of Delightenment, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 21st Century A.D. The Delightenment, desot O row Gallery, Savannah, GA


Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 A Memory Maker, Soho House, Harm van den Dorpel, Brenna Murphy, Rachel Weiss, Curator Julie Solovyeva, NYC
2015 JustMAD6 Art Fair, Robin Kang, Curator John Silvis & Julian Outlet Fine Art, Madrid, Spain
2014 Annual Invitational, Outlet Fine Art, Curator John Silvis, Bushwick, BK
2014 Dialogue Between a Head of Moss and Bloom of Magnolia, Hunter College Galleries, Curator Alan Longino, NYC
2014 These Arabesques, Associated Gallery, Curator Alan Longino, Bushwick, BK
2013 Interwoven, Arlington Arts Center, Curators: Melissa Messina and Kathryn Wat, Arlington, VA
2013 A Cage Went in Search of A Bird, Curator Sarah Walko, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2013 Manifest Destiny, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 George Hearts Maria, Heliumcowboy Art Space, Curator Lori Zimmer, Hamburg
2012 Roy G Biv, Waterhouse & Dodd Contemporary, NYC, Curator Trong G. Nguyen
2012 Spectrum Vision, Reverse Space, Curated By AD Projects, Brookyn, NY
2011 Love Night, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Curator Maria Nicanor, New York, NY
2011 Index Festival Showcase Satellite, General Public, Curator Kristin Trethewey, Berlin, Germany
2011 Activate Yourself DVD Rental Project, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator Hongjohn Lin, Taiwan
2011 Electra, Spanish Cultural Center, Jodie Dinapoli and Ella Levitt, NYC
2011 Read the Rules Before You Use the Pool, “INDEX Festival of Media + Culture”, NYC, Kristin Trethewey
2010 Never Can Say Goodbye, No Longer Empty, Manon Slome, New York, NY
2010 Younger Than Moses, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
2010 Mission Edition, Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Invisible Dog, Invisible Dog Art Space, Curators No Longer Empty, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Play With Fire Festival 2009, Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Last Supper 2009, Last Supper at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Wassaic Project Summer Festival 2009, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2009 LA Art Fair, Courtesy of Adler And Co Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Obsession 09, A Group Exhibition, Adler And Co Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 LA Art Fair, Courtesy of Adler And Co Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Preview 08, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 SCOPE Miami, Courtesy of Witan Projects, Miami Beach, FL
2007 SALON SELECTIVES II, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007 Littlest Sister 07, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 SCOPE Hamptons, courtesy of ADA Gallery, Hamptons, NY
2007 Loyola National Works on Paper Competition, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago
2006 Hot House, Project Flower Shop, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Small Works, Red Gallery, Savannah, GA



2010 National Arts Club, The Jonathan Madrigano Fellowship for the Arts
2006 Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Award for a four-week Artist’s Residency
2005 Special Award, National Juried Art Exhibition, Texas Visual Arts Association


Selected Publications

2011 “Billboard Magazine” September 8, 2012, Cover
2010 “Huffington, January 2010, Never Can Say Goodbye, Kerri MacDonald
2010 “New York Post”, January 2010, A Tower-ing Work of Art, Larry Getlen
2010 “Time Out NY”, The Art World Takes You Back to Tower Records, Tony blog
2010 “NY Times, Urban Eye, Music”, January 2010, Never Say Goodbye
2010 “Ready Made”, Reflection: Windows to Your Own Adventure, Interview, Caitlin Thornton
2010 “Varsity” (The Independent Cambridge University Student Newspaper), Review, Cottia Thorowgood, Lydia Crudge,
2009 “Daily Serving International Contemporary Art Forum” March 09, Interview, Sasha Lee
2009 “Daily Serving International Contemporary Art Forum” Feb. 09, Review, Sasha Lee
2008 “Beautiful Decay Magazine” Jan. 2008, Anthology, Website Interview, Sasha Lee
2007 “NY Times” July 1st. Travel Section, 36Hrs in Savannah, Shaila Dewan
2007 “Biscayne Times” December 2007, Fair Game, Victor Barrenechea
2007 “Pine Magazine” Portfolio Review, Holly Lang,
2006 “The Sunday Paper” You’ve Got Mail, Natalie Bennett, Atlanta
2006 “Pine Magazine” Artistic Pen Pals, Holly Lang,
2006 “Campus Chronicle” Correspondence Basis of Exhibition, Monique Bos
2006 “Savannah Morning News” An Honest Art John Stoehr
2005 “W Magazine” Southern Exposure, Brad Gooch
2004 “Savannah Morning News”, Intimate Portraits Alien and Familiar


Public Collections

Tantolo Hotel, Panama City, Panama
H 360 Apartment Building, SR/A LA Collection, Washington DC
Blue Whale Pavilion, Fire Island, Pines
Los Robles Home for the Humanities, Savannah, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Corporate Collections

Refinery Hotel, New York, NY
Club Quarters Hotel, New York, NY
Law Firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Charlotte, NC
Builderadius, Ashville, NC