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Ryan Travis Christian


Born in Oakland (California), 1983
Lives at works in Chicago

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Solo exhibitions

2020 BANG BANG PLAY, Galería Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid
2019 DANGER IS MY MAIDEN NAME, Ross+Kramer Gallery, New York
BIG BALDY ETC, Arsham/Feig Gallery, New York
2018 I'm Picking Up Where the California Raisins Left Off, Richard Geller Gallery, Santa
Monica, California
2017 This Shit is for the Birdies, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
2014 Check please!, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
That Ain’t Jazz, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Well, Here We Aren't Again, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
American Landscapes and Stuff, Trailer Park Proyects, Puerto Rico
2012 The Second Banana, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Something Something Black Something, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, New York
John Riepenhoff Experience Presents - RTC Collaborates, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles
It Ain't Conceptual, CooperCole, Toronto, Ontario
2011 River Rats / RTC Collaborates, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
Sad Sacks, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
2010 Well, Time Makes Fools of Us All, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
New Work, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, California
Antexspagna, EbersMoore, Chicago, Illinois
WEED DEMON, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California

Group exhibitons

2020 ZOO, MIMA Museum - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art, Brussels
2019 Digital Print Show, Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington Depot, Connecticut
With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois
Paper View, The Hole, New York
ART IS WHERE THE HEART IS VOL. 5, Galerie Droste, Paris
2018 SWEET, Golden and Delicious, NIU Art Museum, Dekalb, Illinois
ALIVE WITH PLEASURE!, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
Art Fair, The Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2017 Hide And Go Chic, Rover Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Joakim Ojanen and Ryan Travis Christian, The Hole, New York
Unapologetic Drawing, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois
Heatwave, Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD), Granite City, Illinois
Zing Zam Blunder, Harbinger Projects, Reykjavik, Island
Fake News, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Underlying system is not known, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in 5 Parts, The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky; curated by Matt Distel and Bill Thelen,
Periscope, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, Maine
Ocotillio, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016 Em Kettner, Kyle Breitenbach, and Ryan Travis Christian, Harpy Gallery, Rutherford, New Jersey
Quiet Please, The Inn Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Velvet Ropes, GIFC Worldwide, New York
LTD Wear, LVL3, Chicago, Illinois
Thick As Paper Thin, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, New York
Geo Necro, Ada Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
6/2016, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
2015 Gatherings & Conversations, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Ryan Travis Christian & T. L. Solien, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California
White House Black Market, Kimberly - Klark, Queens, New York
Mysterious Muck, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Fence, Threewalls, Chicago, Illinois
Happily Until Their Deaths, Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
Who Me?, Atak Gallery, San Francisco, California; curated by Daniel Albrigo
IRVINGVARIETY, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Selfie, GSB Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm; curated by HuskMitNavn
The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in 5 Parts, CAM Raleigh, North Carolina; curated by Bill Thelen
That’s My Trip, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York; curated by Andrea Shoultz
Inaugural Group Show, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California
PRTY PPL, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; curated by Josh Reames
Group Show, ChinaTown Project, San Francisco, California
Interface, Water Street Studios, Aurora, Illinois
Potshop, Tusk, Chicago, Illinois
Jug Life, Park Life, San Francisco, California
2014 Deluxe Projects LA / CHI presents: Pareidolia, Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nevada
I'm Jealous Of Your Failure, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
We do what we like and we like what we do, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
HEAD, Western Exhibitions, Chicago Illinois
Buying Friends, UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ghooost Show IV, Imagination Giants, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
If They Mated, The Honey Hole, Chicago, Illinois
Home At Last, Andres Guerrero Project, San Francisco, California
We Do What We Like and We Like What We Do, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
Juxtapoz Psychedelic Release Party, The Well, Los Angeles, California
Welp, Bowbarr, Carrboro, North Carolina
2013 TELL THEM I HATE THEM, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
These Friends, Finale, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Milestone #1, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2012 Pig Party 8.3, Bowery, New York; curated Gina Beavers
Black Foliage 2.0, Nudashank, Baltimore, Maryland
Black Foliage, Chinatown Arcade, New York
Gin & Juice, Ivory & Black, London
Still Here Now, Mohs Exhibit, Copenhaguen
Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hop Clothing, FFDG, San Francisco, California
Living By Example, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois
2011 Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Double Breaks, Double Break, San Diego, California
Art We Like, Deer Run, Cambria, California
This Place In Time, Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Club Nutz @ Art Since the Summer of 69’, New York
Domestic Goods, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York; curated by Ryan Wallace
New Chicagoans, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, Illinois
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts
Territories, Marwen, Chicago, Illinois
SweatBoxing, MAMA Rotterdam, Netherlands
Objectivity, Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle, Washington
Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
2010 AH! Wilderness, EbersMoore, Chicago, Illinois
Wreck The Walls, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, California
A Guide to Salvation, Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; curated by Hilary Pecis
Weed Demon, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, California
Inaugural Exhibition, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California
Diverse Chorus, SCOOP, Charleston, South Carolina
2009 Infinity, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, California
East of Eden, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, California
Enigmatic Shadow, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, California
CaBoom, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, California
2008 Titanium Expose, FFDG, San Francisco, California
Chimera Frontiera, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, California
NFO XPO / Version Fest, Chicago
2007 Mutation Nation, D.I.Y. Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Brown River, Roots & Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
KlusterCrusts, Butcher Shop / Dogmatic, Chicago, Illinois
2006 Where All the D*cks Hang Out, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
Rudolph Projects, Houston, Texas

Public collections

Artist Book Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California
Artist Book Collection, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Jager Collection, Amsterdam
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Soho House Chicago Obras en espacios públicos

Public works

2013 RTC & Friends, public mural. Contributions by Cody Hudson, Jose Lerma, Heidi Norton, Josh Reames, Kate Ruggeri, Adam Scott, Peter Skvara and Geoffrey Todd Smith. Rear exterior wall of the 845 W Washington Building, Chicago, Illinois
Viber, mural for Lollapalooza Music Festiva, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

Special projects

2017 Frogmen, jigsaw puzzle with Morgan Blair, Puzzle Time


2017 Eyes, Lips, Nose, Etc. …, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California
2016 How High?, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California
2015 Ryan Travis Christian Presents: 21st Century LOL’S, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California
DucksLa, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, California
2014 Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2012 Nemesis, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; co-curated with Ben Stone
Where My Cones At?, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, California
Where My Cones At, Double Break, San Diego, California
2011 West, Wester, Westest! Pt. 2, FFDG, San Francisco, California
2010 Lil’ Whitney, FFDG, San Francisco, California
The Power of Selection, Pt. 1, 2 & 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Control C, Control V, EbersB9, Chicago, Illinois
Sports, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, California
2008 West, Wester, Westest, FFDG, San Francisco, California

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