The Lost Chord
The Lost Chord
Jack Ryan is an interdisciplinary artist who explores trance and contemporary culture through the conduits of sonic theory, sculpture, and optics.
In 2016 Ryan presented projects at the University of California, San Diego, as well as at venues in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Connecticut; New Jersey; and Chicago, IL. His collaboration with performer and composer Chi Wangwas included in the 2016 Portland Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner. In 2015 he was awarded a Hallie Ford Fellowship.
Ryan’s work has been exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC); La Maison Laurentine (France); Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Switzerland); the Palace of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture (Cairo, Egypt); the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (Ireland); the American University Museum (Washington, DC); Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore); the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC); and Syracuse University (New York). Ryan has twice attended the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Alberta, Canada) as a fellow, and has attended a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (California), supported by the Ford Family Foundation.
From 2014 to 2016, Ryan directed Pacific Sky Exhibitions in Eugene, OR, a two-year partnership focused on bringing artists and writers together for cooperative presentations and published works. He is a member and co-director of Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR. Along with the other members of Ditch Projects, Ryan received a 2015 grant from the Precipice Fund, administered with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of their Regional Regranting Program
Curated by: Blake Shell
Catalog by: Adam McIsaac of Sibley House
Images 3, 4, 5, 6 photographed by Work Sighted