Will Ryan

Born in Jersey City, NJ
Trained as a painter and in photography
The School of Visual Arts, N.Y. NY

Artist Statement,

“in the lightness between exhale and inhale,
no past, no future, no fear, awake may I be in this moment,
hands on fire, tryin to dip my brush in something joyful and stay out of the way”

Living and working in Amagansett, NY. NYC, and Maui Hawaii. Will’s career as a visual artist has been a full one, from his first love of painting and drawing with gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally. to his extensive work in the field of photography, having created dozens of book covers and record jackets.

Will’s paintings have been included in the permanent collection at the Rubin Museum of Art, NY, and the Charles Lindbergh Estate in Maui. Awards have included a Clio award, seven art direction awards and two Kodak gold medal of excellence awards.

Will has taught at the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art and has been a guest lecturer at The School of Visual Arts, NY, The New School, NY and the Rhode Island School of Design. Artist in Residence at Charles Lindbergh estate in Maui. winter 2008, 2009

In addition to the visual arts, Will is also a poet, musician and performance artist. His soundtracks for films include two films that have been shown at the Hamptons Film Festivals, in 2008 and 2010.


Abridged List of Exhibitions

Karyn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, Dec, 2018
Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY, July, 2018
The Islip Museum, Islip NY, June 2017
Crush Curatorial, East Hampton, NY,  April, 2017
The Watermill Center, Watermill NY June, 2017
Art Unprimed, Sag Harbor, NY, March 2017
Folio East East, Hampton, NY, Feb, 2017
Ilie Arts Gallery, Amagansett, NY, Dec, 2016
The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, Sept, 2016
Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY, Oct, 2015
Ille Arts Amagansett, NY, Jan, 2013
Neoteric Fine Art,  Amagansett, NY, Dec, 2012
Julian Beck Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, Sept. 2012
Springs Invitational East Hampton, NY, August, 2011
Nabi Gallery, NY, Oct, 2010
Charles Lindbergh Estate, Maui, HI, Feb, 2009
Nabi Gallery, NY, NY, Nov, 2008
Rubin Museum NY, NY, Dec, 2007
Nabi Gallery, NY, NY, Jan,.2007
M Gallery, Sarasota, FLA, March, 2006
Nabi Gallery, NY, NY, Feb, 2005
The Rubin Museum of Art, NY, NY, May, 2004
Springs Invitational, East Hampton, NY, August, 2006
Siena Spirituality Center, Water Mill, NY, August, 2004
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, May, 2003
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, August, 2000
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, July, 1999
Viridian Gallery, NY, NY, July, 1998
Millennium Gallery, East Hampton, NY, July, 1997
D.D. Gallery, N.Y. NY, Jan, 1987
Anne Harper Gallery, Amagansett, NY solo, Sept, 1997
The Art Barge, Amagansett, NY, May 1996
Renee Foutouhi Gallery, East Hampton NY, Aug, 1995
Mable and Will East Hampton, NY, July, 1995
World Art and Cultural Exchange, Seoul, Korea, July, 1995
World Art and Cultural Exchange, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1994
Duggal Gallery, NY, NY, March, 1988
D.D. Gallery, NY, NY, Jan, 1987
World Trade Center, N.Y. NYKodak. traveling exhibit, Sept, 1985
Photokinia, Cologne, Germany, Sept, 1983
Mexico City, Mexico, Nov, 1982


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