Cordy Ryman, ‘Green Bean’, 2015, Walter Storms Galerie

About Cordy Ryman

“I love materials and I save everything,” states Cordy Ryman, who concocts intentionally rough-around-the-edges, beautifully composed abstract sculptures, installations, and wall pieces from salvaged and painted wood. The son of Robert Ryman and Merrill Wagner, he has been immersed in art since birth, working with salvaged industrial and construction materials since the beginning of his career and gradually honing his focus to wood. Fusing painting with sculpture, and planning with spontaneity, he makes his works out of scraps of wood re-purposed from his own, older installations and cast-offs and supports from his works-in-progress. His compositions range from small- to large-scale, and self-contained to sprawling, with brightly painted or muted surfaces marked by use and re-use. “Used materials with a built-in history always seemed more interesting and richer,” Ryman explains. “They have a life and vitality already built in.”

American, b. 1971, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Cordy Ryman, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Painting Is Not Doomed To Repeat Itself, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013
Banter, Curated by James Cope, Nina Johnson, Miami