PAUL RYAN
pryan@marybaldwin.edu

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, consuming illusions, solo exhibition (VMFA professional fellowship exhibition), Richmond, Virginia, February-July 2017 

Reynolds Gallery, the sun that never sets, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, February-April 2016

Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech, the sun that never sets, solo exhibition, Blacksburg, Virginia, December 2015-February 2016

Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, the sun that never sets, solo exhibition, Lexington, Virginia, September-October, 2015

Reynolds Gallery, on the hop: new paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, November-December 2012

Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, on the hop: Paintings by Paul Ryan, solo exhibition, Fredonia, New York, August-September 2012

Reynolds Gallery, Paul Ryan and Don Crow: New Work, two-person exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, August-September 2010

Reynolds Gallery, the camp under the moon: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, January-February 2009

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, letters from camp: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Staunton, Virginia, February 2008

Reynolds Gallery, lift here and be happy: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, September-October 2005

University Art Gallery, University of South Carolina, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Spartanburg, South Carolina, February-March 2005

Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, (enclosing air): Paintings by Paul Ryan, solo exhibition, Richmond, Indiana, October 2004

Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, Divided Space: Paul Ryan and Paula Owen, two-person exhibition, McLean, Virginia, June-July 2004

FAB Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, bad infinity: Paintings by Paul Ryan, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, March-April 2003

Crandall Gallery, Mount Union College, (ab)sentences: New Work by Paul Ryan, solo exhibition, Alliance, Ohio, October 2002

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Staunton, Virginia, November 2001

Reynolds Gallery, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, June 2000

PVCC Gallery, Piedmont Virginia Community College, sublime jane: Paintings by Paul Ryan, solo exhibition, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1999

1708 Gallery, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, October 1997

The Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Blacksburg, Virginia, September 1997

Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Ithaca, New York, September 1995

Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Asheville, North Carolina, February-March 1995

DuPont Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Lexington, Virginia, November-December 1993

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Staunton, Virginia, October-November 1991

1708 East Main Gallery, Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, May 1991

Virginia Center for Contemporary Art, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September-October 1990

1708 East Main Gallery, Abstraction: Richard Carlyon, Richard Kevorkian, Kevin McGrath, Paul Ryan, four-person exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, February 1989

Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Paul Ryan: New Paintings, solo exhibition (M.F.A. thesis exhibition), Richmond, Virginia, May 1986



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, Illionois, Tapping into the Flow: Teaching and Making Art above the Mississippi, October 13, 2017-February 3, 2018.

Reynolds Gallery, Vacation Days, Richmond, Virginia, July 10-August 29, 2014.

Riderhoff and DuPont Galleries, University of Mary Washington, Anarchistic Abstraction, Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 25-December 1, 2013
Reynolds Gallery, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Richmond, Virginia, July 25-August 30, 2013.

Fine Arts Center Gallery, Blue Ridge Community College, From the Hill: The Mary Baldwin College Studio Art Faculty, Weyers Cave, Virginia, September 28-November 14, 2012

Reynolds Gallery, Summer Solstice, Richmond, Virginia, June 21-August 17, 2012

Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, Four Perspectives: Becoming MPA, McLean, Virginia, April 19–June 2, 2012

Space 301, Constructs X, Mobile, Alabama, September–October 2011

Taubman Museum of Art, Nature and the Non-objective Realm, Roanoke, Virginia, March–August 2011

White Academy Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Constructs 9, Lynchburg, Virginia, July 2011

Visual Arts Center, Constructs 8, Portsmouth, Virginia, January–March 2011

Staniar Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Constructs 7, Lexington, Virginia, April-May 2010

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Sketchbook to Suspension: Trajectories in the Age of Synthesis, Annapolis, Maryland, May-June 2009

Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University, Constructs 6, Fairfax, Virginia, February 2009

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Constructs 5, Staunton, Virginia, October 2008

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Longwood University, Constructs 4, Farmville, Virginia, June-August 2007

Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Artists and Place, Staunton, Virginia, June 2007

Corcoran Gallery of Art, curated auction/exhibition (WPA-Corcoran), Washington, D.C., February 2006

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, 3 x 3 (part 2): MBC Studio Art Faculty: Shay Clanton, Anne Hanger, and Paul Ryan, Staunton, Virginia, November 2004

Mary Washington College Gallery, Mary Washington College, Mid-Atlantic New Painting ’97, Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 1997

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, MBC Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, Staunton, Virginia, November 1996

Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Select: A Jurored Regional Exhibition, Harrisonburg, Virginia, November 1995

Galerie Corti , Diverse Images 2: Group Invitational, Brussels, Belgium, April-May 1995

Sanford Gallery, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, The Innermost Surface: Five-person Exhibition, Clarion, Pennsylvania, Five-person Exhibition, April 1994 

Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, November 1991 & October 1989
1708 East Main Gallery, Group Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, July 1998

Florance Gallery, Four-person Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, November 1987

Florance Gallery, Four-person Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, September 1986
Neopolitan Gallery, Twelve Artists Encounter Neopolitan, Richmond, Virginia, November 1985

Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, National Graduate Drawing Exhibition (award winner), Oshkosh, Wisconsin, February 1985

Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Graduate Group Exhibition, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 1985

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Museum Biennial, The Next Juried Show (award winner: jurored by Jim Dine), Richmond, Virginia, July 1983
 
GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, www.reynoldsgallery.com
 
PUBLICATION
Art critic and contributing editor, Art Papers Magazine, 1990–present
 
SELECTED FEATURE ARTICLES, EXHIBITION ESSAYS, AND INTERVIEWS:
"Transcendence, Immanence, and Flow: Studio Art at Principia College," Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Tapping into the Flow: Teaching and Making Art above the Mississippi, at the James K. Schmidt Gallery, Voney Art Center, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois. October 13, 2017-February 3, 2018.

"Anarchistic Abstraction: Daydreaming through Form," Exhibition catalog essay for the catalog and exhibition, Anarchistic Abstraction, at Riderhoff and DuPont Galleries, University of Mary Washington,Fredericksburg, Virginia. Published by the University of Mary Washington, October 2013.

"A Deliberate Sorrow: Helen Frederick’s Incorporeal Other," Exhibition catalog essay for the catalog, Helen Frederick, in conjunction with the exhibition, Hungry Ghosts, at Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, and the exhibition, Dissonance, at the Wilson Art Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. Published by Hollins University. September 2011

"Channeling Painting’s Id: The Work of Heide Trepanier." Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Ether:New Work by Heide Trepanier, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. April 2011

"Claudia Bernardi: The Convergence of Art and Life," Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Intersticial/Interstitial: Selected Work by Claudia Bernardi, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia. 
September 2010.

"Teaching to 'Unlearn': Paradox in Studio Art Pedagogy," Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Teaching Begins Here, The Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia. September 2009.
 
"Pensive Play: The New Paintings of Megan Marlatt," Exhibition essay for the exhibition, Megan Marlatt: New Paintings, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia. March 2008. 

"Painting/Not Painting/Painting: New Work by Janet DeCover and Cindy Neuschwander," Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Evidence, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. October 2007.

"The Paintings of Morris Yarowsky as Reluctant Models of Hope," Catalog essay for the catalog Morris Yarowsky: Selected Paintings 1972–2000. Catalog published by the estate of Morris Yarowsky. April 2006. 

"Reappearing Out of Everything," Exhibition/curators’ essay for the
exhibition, Adaptation Syndrome: Painting in Contemporary Image Culture, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, (Exhibition curated by Dinah and Paul Ryan; essay co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) January 2005.

"Subjectivity Squared: The Paintings of Milo Russell," Feature article, Art Papers Magazine. July/August 2001.

“Morris Yarowsky: Recent Paintings.” Exhibition essay for the exhibition, Morris Yarowsky: Recent Paintings, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. September 2000.

"Davi Det Hompson: DID," Exhibition catalog essay for the exhibition, Davi
Det Hompson: DID
, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, (One of five venues for the city-wide retrospective exhibition, Davi Det Hompson: Just Out of Reach). September 1999.

"The Ambient O2: A Discussion of the Twinned Atmosphere of Art and Science," Feature article co-authored with Dinah Ryan, Art Papers Magazine. January/February 1999.

Untitled catalog statement for the exhibition and catalog The Whereabouts of Beauty, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan). Fall 1997. 

"Aesthetic Diversity and Pedagogical Generosity: The Painting and Printmaking Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University," Catalog essay for the exchange exhibition between Haifa University and Virginia Commonwealth University, New Art from An Ancient Land: Contemporary Art from Haifa. October 1996. 

Interview with Robert Storr, Curator of Painting & Sculpture at MOMA. (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan), Art Papers Magazine. March/April 1994. 
"On the Continuity of Painting," Editorial essay, Art Papers Magazine. January/February 1992.

Untitled exhibition essay, Susan Iverson solo exhibition, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. October 1990. 

Interview with Suzi Gablik, Art Critic, Art Papers Magazine. September/October 1990.
 
SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS:
“Drawing on the Left: Ben Shahn and the Art of Human Rights” (Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA) and “Rudy Sheperd: We are all Trayvon Martin” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA), Art Papers Magazine, Summer 2017 issue.

"Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose" (Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art), Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2016.

"Myron Helfgott: An Inventory of My Thoughts" (Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University), Sculpture Magazine, November 2015.

"The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World" and "Bjork" (Museum of Modern Art, NYC), Art Papers Magazine, May/June 2015.

“Sae A Lee: Wavering Zips” (Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, Staunton, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2014.

"Sure Sure Davi Det Hompson: 1976-1995." (ZieherSmith Gallery, New York City, New York.) Art in America, June 2013.

"Arlene Shechet: ThatTime." (Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia). Sculpture Magazine, June 2013.

“Potential Images.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 2012

“Abandon: Barbara Duval and Meredith Root.” (Staniar Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2011

“Monument to Transformation.” (City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan). Sculpture Magazine, June 2011

“Sally Mann: The Flesh and the Spirit.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art in America, April 2011

“Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2011

“Dalya Luttwak.” (Sawhill Gallery, School of Art and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2010

“Richard Carlyon: A Retrospective.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU; Reynolds Gallery; Visual Arts Center of Richmond; 1708 Gallery; Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2010

“Devorah Sperber: A Strange Sense of Déjà vu.” (The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2009

“Jeremy Drummond and Rod Northcutt.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2009

“Rosemarie Fiore: Painting, Performance, Machines” (Second Street Gallery) and “Rosemarie Fiore: View from Clear Creek.” (Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2008

“Stephen Westfall: Grand Opening.” (Solvent Space, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2008.

“Counterparts:Contemporary Painters and Their Influences.” (Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2007.

“Artificial Light.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA and Miami MOCA, Florida.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2007.

“Post-Conventional Generativity.” (Craddock-Terry Gallery, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, Virginia.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2006.

“Lure of the Lore: An Installation by CeCe Cole.” (Solvent Space, Richmond, Virginia.) Sculpture Magazine. September 2006.

“Barbara Tisserat: Lessons: 30 Years of Printmaking.” (Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 2006.

"Graham Caldwell: Thin Lines and Solid Air.” (Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2006.

“Katharina Grosse: Alumen Chromicum Comp.“ (Solvent Space, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 2005.

“Thick & Thin.” (Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2005.

“Joan Snyder: Sigh and Selected Works.” (Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 2005. 

“sub-TEXT.” (Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C.) ARTLIES Magazine, Winter 2005.

“Carolyn Henne: Recent Work.” (ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2005.

“A Short History of Decay: Sculpture By James Welty.” (University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2004. 

“New Word Order: Kay Rosen Retrospective.” (Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 2004. 

“Ray Kass: Recent Work,” Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Art Papers Magazine, May/June 2004.

“Articulated Spaces: Paintings by Creighton Michael.” (Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2004.

“Jae Ko: Ink and Paper.” (Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville,
Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 2003. 

“Suzanna Fields and Ariana Huggett: Color/Forms.” (Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2003.

“Floating World: New Paintings by Isabel Bigelow.” (Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2003.

“HANDheld: Paintings by J.L. Gaustad,” (Fine Arts Building Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2002. 

“Richard Carlyon: here. Say.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2002.

“Al Souza: Puzzle Paintings.” (Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2001.

“Martin Puryear.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 2001.

“Hindsight/Fore-Site. A city-wide (multiple sites) exhibition.” (Charlottesville, Virginia.) (Co-authored with Dinah Ryan.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2001. 

“Chica Tenney: Paintings.” (PVCC Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2001. 

“Barbara Allen: Recent Paintings.”  (Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 2000. 

“Paul Borzelleca: Nearly Focused Works in Dim Light.” (PVCC Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 2000. 

“Gerald Donato.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, Jannuary/February 2000.

“Claire Lieberman: Walking thru JELLO.” (Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.) Sculpture Magazine, November 1999.

“Jennifer Ditacchio: New Work.” (Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 1999. 

“Laura Edwards: New Work.” (Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1999. 

“Sally Bowring and Joan Gaustad: Surfacing.” (Coincidence Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1998. 

“Don Crow: Short Set.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 1998. 

“Voice-over: Recent Paintings and Drawings by Eleanor Rufty.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 1997. 

“Baldwin + Hompson: WRDZ.” (Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1997.

“Richard Carlyon: Present Tense 1995.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1996.

"Repicturing Abstraction." (City-wide exhibition: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Anderson Gallery (VCU), Marsh Gallery (U of R), 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1995. 

"Mierle Ukeles and the Mountain Lake Workshop:Methanogenesis." (Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1995.

“Kevin McGrath.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 1994.

“Big Al Carter.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1993.

“Touch: Beyond the Visual." (Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 1993.

“Milo Russell.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1993.

“Allison Jeffrey.” (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1992.

“Michele Smith.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine,  September/October 1992.

“Morris Yarowsky ; A Retrospective.” (Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1992.

“James Bradford.” (Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.)Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1992.

“Ephraim Rubenstein” & “Kate Borland.” (Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 1991.

“Hans Hofmann.” (Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 1991.

“Mark Scala.” (Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1991.

"Un/Common Ground 1990." (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, March/April 1991.

“E.R.P.: Axis Continuum." (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, January/February 1991.

“Maura Sheehan.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond,Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1990.

"The Coastal Exchange Show." (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, September/October 1990.

“Javier Tapia.” (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.)  New Art Examiner, September 1990.

"Art Ex Machina." (1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, July/August 1990.

“Davi det Hompson.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1990.

“Chris Silliman.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1990.

“Mountain Lake Symposium X” (A conference on issues in contemporary art criticism), (Mountain Lake, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, May/June 1990.

“Robert Jessup.” (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.)  Art Papers Magazine, January/February 1990.

“James Drake.” (Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Virginia.) Art Papers Magazine, November/December 1989.
 
TEACHING:
Professor Emeritus of Art
Mary Baldwin University Department of Art & Art History, Staunton, Virginia
2016-present

Professor of Art
Mary Baldwin College Department of Art & Art History, Staunton, Virginia
2006-2016

Graduate seminar: "Art and Critical Theory"
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Department of Painting and Printmaking MFA Program, Richmond, Virginia
Fall 2005-Spring 2016

Distinguished Adjunct Visitor (art theory)
University of Richmond Department of Art and Art History
Spring 2012
Instructor for seminar in critical theory

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Departments of Painting & Printmaking and Sculpture post-baccalaureate program (team-taught with writer/critic Dinah Ryan)
Summer 2008, 2009

Associate Professor of Art
Mary Baldwin College Department of Art and Art History, Staunton, Virginia
1999-2006 

Assistant Professor of Art
Mary Baldwin College Department of Art & Art History, Staunton, Virginia
1992-1999 

Assistant Professor (one semester appointment)
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Department of Art, Clarion, Pennsylvania
January 1992-May 1992 

Adjunct Instructor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Art Foundation and Painting & Printmaking Departments, Richmond, Virginia
August 1987-December 1991

Adjunct Instructor
Piedmont Virginia Community College Department of Art, Charlottesville, Virginia
September 1986-December 1987 
 
INTERNATIONAL TEACHING
Professor for "Drawing in Prague,"
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 
May Terms 2016, 2012

Visiting Faculty, Departments of Art and English,
Study Abroad Program: "Prague and the Czech Republic," 
Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
 
ADMINISTRATION:

Co-chair and Head of Studio Program, Department of Art & Art History
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia
September 2011-2016 

Chair, Department of Art & Art History
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia
May 2003-May 2007 
 
CURATION
Director of Hunt Gallery
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia
August 1993-June 2016

Adaptation Syndrome: Painting in Contemporary Image Culture
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Reynolds Gallery, Richmond,
Virginia (co-curated with Dinah Ryan)
January 21 – March 13, 2005
 
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:
Artist's Lecture
Reynolds Gallery
Richmond, VA
March 17, 2016

Artist/Critic Talk 
"Eating Your Vegetables: Why Theory is Important"
Department of Painting & Printmaking
School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
March 17, 2016
 
Artist's Lecture
Moss Art Center
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
December 3, 2015

Visiting Artist's Lecture
Department of Art & Art History
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
September 23, 2015
 
Visiting Artist’s lecture
SUNY Fredonia, Department of Visual Art & New Media, Fredonia, New York
September 27, 2012

Conference presentation: “Teaching Criticism in the Studio Context” 
for the session, “What Should the Art Criticism Course Include in the 21st Century?” SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Richmond, Virginia
October 22, 2010

Visiting critic
“Forum,” 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
March 6, 2010

Guest on radio program
“Zero Hour: Conversations about Art, Culture, and Society”
WRIR, Richmond, VA
November 20, 2009

Outten Visiting Artist Lecture
The Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia
November 8, 2009

Panelist for “Four Artists Discuss the Life and Work of Richard Carlyon” (in conjunction with the four-venue exhibition, "Richard Carlyon: A Retrospoective")
1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
October 1, 2009

Panelist for the “Complicit” Symposium, public programming for the exhibition, “Complicit.” Panel: “Criticism Now,” moderated by exhibition curator Johanna Drucker. University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
October 6-7, 2006

Panelist for the public program and panel about the exhibition, Adaptation Syndrome: Painting in Contemporary Image Culture.
Grace Street Theater, School of the Arts, VCU, Richmond, Virginia
February 4, 2005 

Gallery talk
Fine Arts Building Gallery, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
April 7, 2003

Gallery talk
Crandall Gallery, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio
September 28, 2002

Critic-in-residence
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia
May 25, 2002

Conference presentation:  "Art and Interpretation at the National Museum of Natural History" for the session, "Post-Post Subjectivity: Perspectives Bound and Unbound."
SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Columbia, South Carolina.
October 25, 2001

Panelist for the session, "The Meaning of Meaning in Art" 
SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) Norfolk, Virginia
October 1999

Session Chair and panel moderator, "Writing Criticism in the Provinces,"
SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) Richmond, Virginia
October 1997

Gallery talk
1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
October 12, 1997

Gallery talk
Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
September 8, 1997

Gallery talk
Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
September 23, 1995

Gallery talk
Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College,  Asheville, North Carolina
March 10, 1995

Visiting Artist Lecture
Painting and Printmaking Department, The School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
November 30, 1994

Gallery talk
duPont Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
November 16, 1993

Critic-in-residence
(3 one-day sessions), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
Spring 1992

Panelist, "Criticism in Context: Richmond, the Artist, the Critic"
Virginia Commonwealth University, (sponsored by Art Services Network, Richmond, Virginia)
November 1991

Artist's lecture: "Abstract Painting in the 1980s,"
Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 1990

Visiting Artist
Artists Workshop Program (12 sessions at 12 different art centers, museums, and schools throughout Virginia)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
September 1987-May 1988
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
"Paul Ryan's Labyrinths," catalog essay by Ashley Kistler for the traveling exhibition the sun that never sets, September 2015-April 2016. jointly published by Staniar Gallery (Washington and Lee University), Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, and Reynolds Gallery

“Glass Menagerie: Reynolds Gallery makes homage to glass, but painting prevails,” review by Amy Ritchie of on the hop: New Paintings by Paul Ryan at Reynolds Gallery, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, November 13, 2012 

“Attentiveness: The Gift of Contemporary Art,” by Trudy Palmer, Principia Purpose, Winter 2010 , pp.34-39

“Magnetic Fields,” review by Paulette Roberts-Pullen of the camp under the moon: New Paintings by Paul Ryan at Reynolds Gallery, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, March 4, 2009

Full-page feature, “Summer camp inspires paintings,” by Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Arts & Entertainment, February 8, 2009, p. J8

Review of lift here and be happy: New Paintings by Paul Ryan, Review by Ron Johnson, New York Arts Magazine, January/February 2006 (Volume 11, No. 1/2), www.nyartsmagazine.com

Feature about the exhibition Adaptation Syndrome: Painting in Contemporary Image Culture (co-curated with Dinah Ryan) Blackbird (Virginia Commonwealth University’s on-line Journal of literature and the arts), Fall 2005, http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/

“Lift and Separate,” Review by Paulette Roberts-Pullen, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, October 19, 2005 

“Lifting is Work,” exhibition essay by Dinah Ryan for the solo exhibition, lift here and be happy: new paintings by paul ryan at Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, September/October 2005

Review of the exhibition Adaptation Syndrome: Painting In Contemporary Image Culture (co-curated with Dinah Ryan), Review by D. Dominick Lombardi, New York Arts Magazine, May/June 2005  (Volume 10, No. 5/6), www.nyartsmagazine.com

Exhibition essay for Divided Space: Paul Ryan and Paula Owen by Deborah McLeod, curator, Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, June/July 2004 

“Absence as Presence: Paul Ryan’s ‘Post-Human’ Body,” cxhibition essay by Colin Gardner, for Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings at Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, November 2001

“Out of Body Experiences,” Deborah McLeod, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, June 13, 2000

“The Absent Body, Present,” exhibition essay by Dinah Ryan, for Paul Ryan: New Paintings, June 2000 

“sublime jane: The Presence of the Body in Its Absence,” exhibition essay by Dinah Ryan, for sublime jane: New Paintings by Paul Ryan, October 1999 

"Paul Ryan: Recent Paintings," review by Morris Yarowsky, Art Papers Magazine, October 1999 

“Points of View,” review by Paulette Roberts-Pullen, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, October 21, 1997

“Paul Ryan: Artist/Teacher,” an interview by Sarah O’Connor. Columns, a publication of Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, Summer 1996

“The Language of Line,” review by Dale Neal, Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, March 5, 1995 

“Three Exhibits Offer Insight into Art Process,” review by Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, March 5, 1995 

“Painting’s Sense of Control Barely Contains Its Energy”  by Robert Meritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, May 4, 1991

“Beach Show Demonstrates Nature of Tradition,” review by George Tussing, The Virginia Pilot and the Leger-Star, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 30, 1990 

“Individual Values Shape Abstraction for Four Artists,” review by Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, February 4, 1989
 
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, SPECIAL AWARDS:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Painting
2016-2017

Mednick Fellowship, Virginia Association of Independent Colleges
Received for the support of a series of new paintings, 2014-15 

Faculty sabbatical leave, Mary Baldwin College
Awarded to support the development of a new series of paintings, August-December 2014

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Painting
2009-2010

Faculty sabbatical leave, Mary Baldwin College
Awarded to support the development of a new series of paintings, August-December 2007

Faculty sabbatical, Mary Baldwin College
Awarded to support the development of a new series of paintings, August-December 2000

Mednick Fellowship, Virginia Association of Independent Colleges
Received for the support of a series of new paintings, 1996-97  

Artist in Education Grant, The Virginia Commission for the Arts
Artist residency at Falling Creek Elementary School, Chesterfield, Virginia, April 1988
 
EDUCATION:

M.F.A., Painting (major); Drawing (minor)
School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 
May 1986

B.A., English, cum laude
Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
June 1977
 
COLLECTIONS (CORPORATE AND PUBLIC):

A.D.I., Richmond, Virginia

American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.

Augusta Medical Center, Waynesboro, Virginia

Capital Broadcasting Corporation, Richmond, Virginia

Capital One, Richmond, Virginia

Capital One, Tysons Corner, Virginia

First Market Bank, Richmond, Virginia

First Union Securities, Richmond, Virginia

Hunton and Williams, Richmond, Virginia

Investors Mortgage Insurance, West Palm Beach, Florida

McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, Richmond, Virginia

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia

Markel Corporation, Dallas, Texas

Markel Corporation, Redbank, New Jersey

Markel Service, Inc., Glen Allen, Virginia

The Microsoft Collection, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington

Philip Morris Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

The University of Virginia, The School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
 
NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
 
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