Ryan Trecartin

American, b. 1981

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Ryan Trecartin

American, b. 1981

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Ryan Trecartin is best known for his glitchy videos that combine layers of sound, narrative, and computer effects into an information-saturated world of Internet Age banality. When he emerged in the aughts as the strange voice of a new generation, critic Peter Schjeldahl declared Trecartin the most consequential artist since the 1980s. The RISD grad works with an expansive team of collaborators, including child actors and creative partner Lizzie Fitch, with whom he shares a sprawling warehouse studio in L.A. His multifaceted works, often released online, center on the way technology is changing our perceptions of ourselves as “people simultaneously negotiate divergent presentations of themselves for a variety of contexts.” Such concepts are played out onscreen in the language of millennial teen culture, as self-aware actors play to the camera, reflecting a generation shaped by media overstimulation and big-box consumption. In 2009, Trecartin received the Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of the Year Award at the Rob Pruitt’s First Annual Art Awards, Solomon F. Guggenheim Museum. Recent shows include "Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch" at Regen Projects, LA and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2014; and "Ryan Trecartin: SITE VISIT", Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Arts, Berlin. He will also be in the New Museum’s "Generational Triennial" planned for 2015.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Guggenheim Museum, and 8 more
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Biography

Ryan Trecartin is best known for his glitchy videos that combine layers of sound, narrative, and computer effects into an information-saturated world of Internet Age banality. When he emerged in the aughts as the strange voice of a new generation, critic Peter Schjeldahl declared Trecartin the most consequential artist since the 1980s. The RISD grad works with an expansive team of collaborators, including child actors and creative partner Lizzie Fitch, with whom he shares a sprawling warehouse studio in L.A. His multifaceted works, often released online, center on the way technology is changing our perceptions of ourselves as “people simultaneously negotiate divergent presentations of themselves for a variety of contexts.” Such concepts are played out onscreen in the language of millennial teen culture, as self-aware actors play to the camera, reflecting a generation shaped by media overstimulation and big-box consumption. In 2009, Trecartin received the Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of the Year Award at the Rob Pruitt’s First Annual Art Awards, Solomon F. Guggenheim Museum. Recent shows include "Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch" at Regen Projects, LA and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2014; and "Ryan Trecartin: SITE VISIT", Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Arts, Berlin. He will also be in the New Museum’s "Generational Triennial" planned for 2015.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Ryan Trecartin
These 10 Artworks Tell the Story of Contemporary Art
Mar 24th, 2017
How Art is Getting to Grips with On and Offline Space
Feb 2nd, 2014
Anita Zabludowicz’s Artists to Watch in 2014
Dec 19th, 2013
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