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Ryan Frank is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, a native of California and a graduate of New York University. Ryan’s work is a unique blend of photography and sculpture through a variety of forms including light boxes, windows and large-scale installation. He’s had solo exhibitions at the Invisible Dog Art Center, the Mattatuck Museum and the Lilac Preservation Project and has exhibited his work at venues including The Queens Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Bronx Museum, Wassaic Project and the Dumbo Arts Festival. His curatorial projects include ‘Used Books’ at Winkleman Gallery, ‘Reflective Landscape’ at The Granary, ‘A Very Anxious Feeling’ at the Mattatuck Museum and ‘I Like the Sound of That’ at Artspace New Haven. Ryan recently completed a residency at Brooklyn Studios for Dance that culminated in an exhibition titled ‘Order My Steps’ which featured the work of ten visual artists whose practice explores the intersection of sculpture and movement. This fall he will present a solo project at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York.
Obsess Much brings together a group of emerging and mid-career artists whose work re-examines collage and assemblage as contemporary artistic mediums.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »