Frank Ryan


Born 1977

Lives and works in Los Angeles



2016-Present Pasadena City College, Figure Drawing: Beginning and Intermediate

2015-Present California State University Fullerton, Drawing and Painting: Heads and Hands

2009-2011 Private Painting and Drawing Lessons

2006-2008 UCLA Extension, Beginning and Advanced Painting; Curate/ Exhibition; Contemporary Art in Los Angeles Field Trip Class



2006 MFA Painting and Drawing, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2002 BFA Painting, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

2000 Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy


Solo Exhibitions

2014 CLOAK: Iterations of a Draped Figure, Sonoma State University Library Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2013 Liminal View, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Circadian Rhythm, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 epoch, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 New Paintings, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles presented by bardoLA, Magazzino del Sale, Venezia, Italy

2012 Frank Ryan, Ben RiveraKM Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Brevity of Names: Frank Ryan, Rob Thom, Don Suggs, Latned Atsar, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Art WMDs, LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



2013 Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, California



2016 New American Paintings: Pacific Coast, Issue #127

2011 Studio Visit Magazinge, Issue 15, Curated by Ian Berry

2007 New American Paintings: Pacific Coast, Issue #73



Geoff Tuck, “Ben Rivera, Frank Ryan at Gallery KM,” Notes on Looking, May 24, 2012

Leah Ollman, “Review: Frank Ryan at Walter Maciel Gallery”, Culture Monster, LA Times Blog, May 29, 2009

Christopher Knight, ”Painting Gets a Broader Brush,” LA Times, December 2, 2007.

Tom Christie and Holly Myers, “Afterschool Art, LA Weekly’s Annual Biennial,” LA Weekly, September 6, 2006.