Ryan Crotty

b. Lincoln, NE

STATEMENT

I use unconventional painting techniques to create all-over compositions of color that seem to spread out beyond the edges of the canvas. The resulting process-intensive paintings are an investigation of formal relationships. They are non-representational and forgo all suggestion of figuration.

 

By applying layers of translucent paint, I generate aberrations in color and surface that reveal evidence of the painting as a physical object. The canvas acts as a support for pigment and binding medium that allows color and light to coalesce. Primary colors blend together to create secondary and tertiary

minimalist color field paintings.

The stark and reductive surfaces have a tendency to be reflective and glow with meditative calm. By exploiting the emotive powers of color, I seek a pathway to serenity and reflection in these tumultuous times.

EDUCATION

 

MFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York,2013

BFA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Myriad, Galerie Robertson Ares, Montreal, Quebec

2019

Diviner, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

New Work, Stalder Gallery, Falls City, NE

2018

Never the Less, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

Surfaces and Supports, Lux Art Center, Lincoln, NE

2017

It Can Feel Overwhelming At Times, Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, NE 

Nebraska Governor's Residence, Featured Artist Exhibition, Lincoln, NE 

 

2014

Ryan Crotty - Recent Works, Peru State College Art Gallery, Peru, NE (August)

 

2012

Ryan Crotty - Controlled Burn, The Wall - Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY

2011

Passages of Obliteration, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY

 

2009

 

BITS, Handmade Modern Gallery, Lincoln, NE

 

2007

Ryan Crotty, Paintings, Handmade Modern, Brownville, NE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

More or Less, Hemphill Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2017

The Painted Desert, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

LUX Art Gala, Innovation Campus University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

 

2016

Euphoric Cataclysm, Tugboat Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

A deLUX Art Gala, Country Club of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Medici Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Spirit Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE

 

2015

Medici Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

A deLUX Art Gala, Country Club of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

 

2014

Greater Nebraska, Lux Center For The Arts, Lincoln, NE

 

2013

The Nth Degree, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012

Regional Small Works Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Artists Collect, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Lunatic Fringe (The Show), The Wall - Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY

Sugar Redux, Spark Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2011

Blue Sky, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY

8x8, Berlin, Germany

SU@CU/CU@SU, XL Gallery / Clifford Gallery, Hamilton, NY

These Walls Can Talk, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY

8x8, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY

 

2009

Dystopia, I?S Gallery, Lincoln, NE

 

2004

BFA Senior Show, Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Alienation (Juried), Rotunda Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE

 

2003

Emerging Artists, 14th and O St., Lincoln, NE

AWARDS

Shaffer Award (MFA, Best In Show), Syracuse University, 2013

3rd Year Graduate Painting Award, Syracuse University, 2013

George J. Vander Sluis Graduate Painting Award, Syracuse University, 2012

Susan Parker King Graduate Drawing Award, Syracuse University, 2011