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Statement

I'm fascinated by human behavior in the face of fear, specifically as it relates to social mores, religious rituals and mob mentality.
I source the images in my paintings from all areas of mass media photography from the past to the present and "collage" them together to
create new narratives that investigate these behavioral patterns in greater depth.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Leslie's ArtGallery, Bridel, Luxembourg
2008 Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Paper Boat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2007 Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 KK Outlet, London, UK
2011 The Cheaper Show, Vancouver, Canada
2008 101/Exhibit, Miami, FL
2008 The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2008 Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA
2010 Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2008 Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA
2008 Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
2008 Leslie's ArtGallery, Bridel, Luxembourg
2008 Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL
2008 Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
2008 Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
2008 Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Gallery Donn Roca, Odense, Denmark
2008 Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Affair @ the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR
2008 SQFT Gallery, Nashville, TN
2008 Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany
2008 Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Third Drawer Down Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2008 EgoPark Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 OnSix Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Auto3321 Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Tinhorn Public Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
2000 Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Selected Press/Publications

2015 Paint Pulse Magazine, "Issue #1", p.34-35
2008 Public Art Magazine, "Cover Artist 100", January Vol.100, p.84
2012 New American Paintings, "Pacific Coast Edition #103", p. 114-117, (Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut)
2008 TENWORDSANDONESHOT, Vol. 2
2008 Public Art Magazine, "Cover Artist", February Vol.065, Cover & p. 104-105
2008 In the Make, Nikki Grattan & Klea McKenna, "Catherine Ryan"
2008 Girlcore Magazine, "2012 Book", p. 3-4
2011 Beautiful/Decay, Amir Fallah, "Catherine Ryan's Mystery", September 26
2008 The Cheaper Show Book, "The Cheaper Show 10"
2008 Empty Magazine, "Issue #20", April, p. 92-93
2010 New American Paintings, "Pacific Coast Edition #91", p. 174-177 & back cover
2008 Booooooom!, Jeff Hamada, "Paintings by Catherine Ryan", September 29
2008 My Love For You, Meighan O'Toole, "Studio Visit"
2008 KQED, Kristin Farr & Emmanual Hapsis, "Studio Invasion", September 27
2009 Booooooom!, Jeff Hamada, "Paintings by Catherine Ryan", May 12
2008 NY Arts Magazine, Colleen Grennan, "Traversing Wilderness", January-February
2008 Flavorpill, Shana Nys Dambrot, "Evan B. Harris: Maritime & Mythology and Catherine Ryan", #302, December 9-15
2008 New American Paintings, "Pacific Coast Edition #79", p. 136-139, (Curated by Rita Gonzalez)
2007 Downy Bird Art Kingdom, Matthew Bowers, p. 93-96
2008 Chillzine, Issue #2, June, p. 15-16
2006 ArtBusiness.com, Anuradha Vikram, "Ego Park: Beast Epic", December 1
2008 Southwest Art, Bonnie Gangelhoff,"21 Under 31", September, p. 122
2008 Flavorpill, Bryanna M. Smith, "Catherine Ryan: Being There", #209, May 2
2008 San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook, "Being There", (reproduction), April 30, p. 56
2005 San Francisco Examiner Weekend Edition, Tiffany Martini, Adrienne Gagnon, "Great Art in Our City", October 1-2, p. 19
2003 100 Artists of the West Coast, Douglas Bullis, p. 122-123

Projects

2012 "Artist's Box", Hendrick's Gin, Philadelphia, PA
2011 "dabball", iPhone Art Gallery/Game, dabball, Portland, OR
2010 "Man with Two Bears", Limited Edition Print, The Working Proof, New York, NY
2006 "Birthday #10", Limited Edition Tea Towel, Third Drawer Down, Melbourne, Australia

Education

2000 BFA - California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA