Inspired by a summer spent wandering the deserts of Joshua Tree, Brooklyn-based painter Ryan Schneider’s
work alerts the viewer to the truth found in shadows. Schneider’s canvases, activated by his quest to “hear what
wants to be painted”, explore the mysteries within the desert’s silence and plunge into the unresolved conflict
between the wild and manmade. The narrative gains momentum when we, as viewers, surrender our sense of
structure and logic to the magic of disorder, mistake and spontaneity.
Ryan Schneider received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2002. Schneider has
participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recent shows include “Ritual for Letting Go”,
a solo exhibition at Two Rams, NY, “Media” at Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Denmark, “Et Brask Spark”- selections
from the collection of Jens Peter Brask, at the Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark, “Ritual Magic” at Greenpoint
Terminal Gallery in Brooklyn, and ”Schneids and Heids”, a two person exhibition with Daniel Heidkamp at
Bendixen Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. Schneider’s work has been featured in Whitewall Magazine,
Modern Painters, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artblog, New American Paintings,
Art Fag City, Brask Art Blog, NYC Art Scene, and the cover of The Diner Journal, among other publications.
Schneider lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Joshua Tree, CA.