artists

Michael Ryan

Michael J. Ryan was born in 1949 in Philadelphia. In 1975, he entered a recovery program for alcoholism and was diagnosed as manic-depressive. Determined not to succumb to addiction and mood swings, he embarked upon a self-imposed campaign to counsel homeless alcoholics.

In his work, Ryan depicts his darkest feelings and experiences; some are apocalyptic, while others refer directly to his life on the streets.

Born 1949 in Philadelphia, PA

1969 - 72
La Salle College, Philadelphia, PA
1969
Santa Fe College, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Solo Exhibits
2005
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

1996
An Inner Journey, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

1995
Teahouse Gallery, The Open Center, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibits
2009
In Through the Out Door, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Orpheus in Search of Darkness, PS 1 / MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Brussels 25th Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Witness, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Bridge Art Fair, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami, FL
5 Year Anniversary Group Show, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Scope New York Art Fair, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Scope Miami Art Fair, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2003
On the Outskirts, The Elan, Miami Beach, FL

2002
Seton Hall University Law School, NJ

1998
Selections from the permanent Collection, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

1993
City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

Selected Publications
2005
Michael Ryan, catalogue, Andrew Edlin Gallery

2005
Johnson, Ken, Michael Ryan, The New York Times, May, 6

2005
Baker, R.C., Michael Ryan, The Village Voice, April 27

1993
Raynor, Vivian, What New Gallery Members are Doing, The New York Times, September 19

Selected Public Collections
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ