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EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts Degree, Interdisciplinary Arts, University of California at Berkeley,  1998-2000    

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Painting, Fine Arts Program, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989-1993

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2014-                 Associate Professor,  Colorado State University

2008-2014        Assistant Professor,  Colorado State University

2005-2007        Lecturer,  College of Santa Fe

1999-2000       Art Instructor,  University of California at Berkeley

1998-1999         Teaching Assistant,  University of California at Berkeley         

 

CREATIVE AND ACADEMIC AWARDS & HONORS

2017     Demonstration Artist, Denver Art Museum, CO

2016     Artist-in-Residence, Children's Museum of Denver, CO

2014     Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2014     Jentel Artist Residency and Award, Banner, WY

2014     Best Teacher Award Nominee, Colorado State University Alumni Assoc.

2013     Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University

2013     Second Place Award, Madelon Powers Gallery, East Stroudsburg, PA

2012     Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University

2011     Creative Capital Workshop Grant, New York, NY

2010     Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University

2010     Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Santa Fe, NM

2010     Faculty Development Grant, Colorado State University

2009     Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University

2009     Best of Show, Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009     Colorado Art Education Association Scholarship Nominee, Denver, CO

2009     Art 342 Residency, Fort Collins, CO

2008     Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University

2007     Santa Fe Art Institute Residency Grant, Santa Fe, NM

2001     Outstanding Teaching Award - UC Berkeley Department of Art

2000     Eisner Prize for Excellence in the Humanities - UC Berkeley

2000     GSI Course Improvement Grant – UC Berkeley

2000     Artsbridge Arts Education Fellowship - UC Berkeley

2000     Faculty Nominee for the Daedalus Fellowship - UC Berkeley

1998     MFA Fellowship - UC Berkeley

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016     Enlaced, Entwined, Enamored, Mariani Gallery at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2015     Lebenswelt, Residence Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2014     Ajean Lee Ryan, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado

2014     Small Pleasures, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

2012     Ajean Lee Ryan, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, Colorado

2011     Admonish the Tender-Hearted:  Ajean Lee Ryan, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2010     Ajean Lee Ryan:  New Work, Hixon House, Fort Collins, Colorado

2009     Summer Snow:  New Work by Ajean Lee Ryan, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, Colorado

2008     The Mute Awoke, AC2 Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2001     Looking Down, The Bruised Sky, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001     Art Santa Fe, The Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Group Exhibitions

2018     Three Contemporary Artists, Sarrett Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Juried)

2017     Annual Contemporary Art Survey , Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO (Juried)

2017     Needle and Thread, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA (Juried)

2016     Atypical Topographies, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO (Juried)

2016     The Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, New York, NY (Juried)

2015     The Color Show, Gallery Nine-Seventy, Loveland, CO (Invitational)

2015     Biennial 600, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX (Juried)

2014     Salvage:  Eight Contemporary Artists, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL (Juried)

2014     Artists Eye on History:  Fort Collins at 150, Fort Collins Museum of Art, CO (Invitational)

2014     From Here to There, The Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales (Invitational)

2014     Works on Paper, Harper College, Palatine, IL (Juried)

2013     Northern Colorado Invitational, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO(Invitational)

2013     Marks, National Drawing Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, PA (Juried)

2013     A Fine Line:  Contemporary Drawing, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, KY (Juried)

2013     Mixed Media Exhibition, Women’s Caucus for Art, Denver, CO (Juried)

2013     Exquisite Corpse, Groundswell Gallery, Denver, CO (Invitational-Collaborative)

2013     Flower Power, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA (Juried)

2013     Opening Exhibition, Downtown Artery, Fort Collins, CO (Invitational)

2013     Art of the State, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO (Juried)

2012     Glitz, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland (Juried)

2012     25 September Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA (Juried)

2012     Paint the Town Red, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Juried)

2012     Creative Capital Exhibition, Colorado State Capital Building, Denver, Colorado (Juried)

2011     1:1:  Invitational and Group Exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, Colorado (Invitational)

2011     Drawing Discourse:  2nd Annual Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, UNC Asheville, North Carolina (Juried)

2011     Making the LeapCrossing Borders, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (Juried)

2010     Arts Invitational, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, Colorado (Invitational)

2010     Drawing from CU and CSU, Directions Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado (Invitational)

2010     Transfigured Night 3, Kerry Parker Civic Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (Invitational)

2010     Treasure Map On My Hand:  Recent Work by Ajean Lee Ryan, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder Colorado (4-person- Juried)

2010     Warm, (3-person-Juried), Clara Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado    

2009     Architectural Spaces, The Lodi Project, Raleigh, North Carolina(Juried)

2009     Materialization, Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Juried) (Best of Show)

2009     The Concept of Contemporary Art, Gallery Meepyung, Seoul, S. Korea (Juried)

2009     Art & Criticism, Seoul Art Fair 2009, Seoul, S. Korea (Juried)

2009     International Biennial 2009, Hun Gallery, New York, New York (Juried)

2009     Faculty Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado (Invitational)

2008     Terra Firma, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (Juried)

2008     Huffing and Puffing, Directions Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado (2-person-Invitational)

2008     Lost: The Art of the Found Object, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Georgia (Juried)

2007     Collect, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Juried)

2003     Peace Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Juried)

2003     New Art of the West 8, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (Juried)

2002     Dis-Embody: 11 Contemporary Artists, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA Juried)

2001     Originals: Women Artists of New Mexico, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM (Juried)

2001     Group Show, Helix Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Invitational)                            

2000     Beaux Arts, Plan B Evolving Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Invitational)

2000     Now, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California

2000     A Transparent Moon, A Pink Rag of Cloud, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California (2 person-Invitational)

1999     Blind Date, The Basement Gallery, Davis, California

1999      Psychic, Spiritual, Physical and Emotional Baggage, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California (Juried)

1998     Nothing but Time, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California (Juried)

COLLABORATIONS

2016     Nkisi Project, Metro State University Gallery, Denver, CO (Invitational-Collaborative)

2014     Ingrained, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO (Invitational-Collaborative)

2014     Sentient, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO (Invitational-Collaborative)

2013     Exquisite Corpse, Groundswell Gallery, Denver, CO (Invitational-Collaborative)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Nov 2015   The Jealous Curator, “Dimensional Drawings- Ajean Ryan”

July 2014   Gluck, Eleanor, I Am News Online Magazine, “Elysium Gallery’s From Here to There- An Opening Night Review”

Jun 2014   Coon, Rachel,  Fort Collins Magazine, “Ajean Lee Ryan”

Mar 2014   Bromley, Patrick,  The Chicago Tribune, “Mini-Masterpieces Featured in New Art Exhibition”

Oct 2013    Nick, Stacy, The Coloradoan, “Invitational Showcases the Diversity, Talent of Local Artists”

Oct 2013    Hirst, Leslie, The Morehead News, “A Fine Line Opens”

July 2013    Froyd, Susan, Westword.com, “Exquisite Corpse in Bits and Pieces”

Aug 2012    Nick, Stacy, The Coloradoan, “Those Who Can”

July 2012    The Coloradoan, “Top Picks”, “Ajean Ryan at the Fort Collins Museum of Art”

Aug 2011    5230 Magazine, “Best Bets”, “Ajean Lee Ryan at Ice Cube Gallery”

Jan 2011    Newyorkartbeat.com, “Events to Watch”

Dec 2010    AIRGalleryblog.com, “Making the Leap:  Crossing Borders Exhibition Reception Highlights”

Aug 2010    SFAI.Org blog “Art Institute’s August Residents: Ajean Lee Ryan”

Mar 2010    Scenesavvant.com “Warm:  Ajean Lee Ryan”, Scene Magazine Online,Exhibition Reviews

Nov 2009    Artforum.com “Artguide:  Regional Exhibitions:  Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art:  Ajean Lee Ryan:  Summer Snow

Oct 2009    Beet Street Re:Beat Interview with Art 342 Artists:  Ajean Lee Ryan

Mar 2009    Sketchpages.blogspot.com, Drawing with Materials:  Ajean Lee Ryan

Aug 2009    Artslant.com, Exhibition Reviews

Jan 2009    Durrell, Jane, “January Reviews”, Aeqai Journal of Visual Arts

Nov 2008    ArtsinOhio.com, “Terra Firma:  A Survey of Different Approaches”

Jul 2008    Logan Greeley, “Ajean Lee Ryan”, Local IQ Magazine

Jul 2008    Dirt City Radio, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jul 2008    Maren Tarro, “Events to Watch”, The Alibi Magazine

Sep 2003    Jean Robertson, “Postwestern”, New Art of the West 8 (catalogue)

May 2003    John S. Park, “Savage Inequalities”, NYU Press

Oct 2002    “What the West Wasn’t”, Nuvo Magazine

Oct 2002    “The West is Still Wild at the Eiteljorg Museum”, Rushville Republican

Sep 2002    “The West is Still Wild: New Art of the West”, Indepth Arts News

Sep 2001    Rick Romancito, “New Mexico Women Artist’ Showcased at Harwood Museum”, The Taos News

Oct 2001    Tom Collins, “Women Artists of New Mexico”, Albuquerque Journal

Oct 2001    Teri Randall, “New Mexico - The State of Women’s Art”, The Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper

May 2001    Robert Nott, “Little Mysteries and Secret Histories”, The Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper

Nov 1998    “Nothing But Time”, East Bay Express Magazine

 

CURATORIAL/ JURIES/ LECTURES

2015     Artist Talk,  Invited Speaker, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2014     Artist Talk,  Invited Speaker, Fort Collins Museum of Art, CO

2014     Visiting Artist,  Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

2013     Artist Talk,  Northern Colorado Invitational, Fort Collins Museum of Art, CO

2013     Artist Talk,  East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA

2013     Gallery Talk,  East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA

2013     Artist Talk,  Invited Lecturer, Asian and Pacific American Association, CSU

2013     Invited Panelist,  Meet the Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, CSU

2012     Artist Talk,  Solo Show Gallery Talk, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2012     Juror,  Art and Science Exhibition, Colorado State University

2012     Juror,  Poudre Library District, Art in Public Places

2012     Artist Talk,  Invited Lecturer, Asian and Pacific American Association, CSU

2012     Invited Panelist,  Meet the Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, CSU

2011     Juror,  Creative Gardens Art Exhibition, Fort Collins

2011     Invited Panelist,  Loveland Artists Discussion Panel- Loveland Museum

2011     Artist Talk,  Invited Lecturer, Asian and Pacific American Association, CSU

2010     Artist Talk,  Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2010     Mentor,  Mentoring Project, Poudre High School

2009     Juror,  Roots: Juried Arts Exhibition, Colorado State University

2009     Juror,  Art 342 Artist Residency

2009     Mentor,  Mentoring Project, Rocky Mountain High School