Ryan Foerster (b. 1983, Newmarket, Canada) was the 2013 recipient of the Artadia and New Art Dealers Alliance Award and the 2012 recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts awards. He has shown his work internationally, at such spaces as Printed Matter Inc., New York, USA; Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Copenhagen; Allmanna Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden; White Gallery, Paris, France; C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium; and Alphaville, Melbourne, Australia. Foerster currently lives and works in New York, USA.

 

 

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Born 1983, Newmarket, Canada
Lives and works in New York City, USA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018    

YEW WOOD with Hannah Buonaguro, Carl Louie, London, Canada
Robert Mallary & Ryan Foerster
, Kerry Schuss, New York, USA
Ryan Foerster- Early Prints and Paintings, The National Exemplar, Palermo, Italy
59 Raccoon Trap, The National Exemplar, New York, USA
CHANGE BOTH RIB, C L E A R I N G, New York, USA
with Robert Mallary, Kerry Schuss, New York, USA
Hannah Buonaguro & Ryan Foerster, Parapet Real Humans, Saint Louis, USA

2017   

Ryan Foerster, May68, New York, USA
Ribordy contemporary at MIART, Milan, Italy
Ryan Foerster, The National Exemplar, Rome, Italy

2016

Underwrought An De Re, Abrons Art Center, New York, USA

2015

Raccoon Trap, The National Exemplar, New York, USA
Ryan Foerster, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2014

Ryan Foerster, C L E A R I N G. New York, USA
NYT Trap, Shoot the Lobster, Saigon, VN

2013

Want and Digest, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, CH
C L E A R I N G at Armory Show, New York, USA

2012

The Sky Is Falling, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, BE
Ryan Foester (with Ben Schumacher), Martos Gallery, New York, USA
Shoot the Lobster (curated by Bob Nickas), Miami, USA

2011

One-Two-Three-Four, Art Metropole, Toronto, CA

2010

Ribordy contemporary, Geneva, CH

2009

Window installation, Printed Matter Inc., New York, USA

2008

Black & Blue, Swiss Institute project room, New York, USA
Bortolami project room, New York, USA
Rats in the Hallway, New York, USA
Allmanna Galleriet, Stockholm, SE
Dust Gallery (cur. James Reeves), Las Vegas, NE, USA

2007

White Columns, New York, USA

2006

White Gallery, Paris, FR
Alphaville, Melbourne, AU

2005

Clint Roenisch, Toronto, CA

2002

Pop Design Newmarket, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018

Who Built the Moon?, Restaurant Projects, 67 Ludlow, New York, USA

2017               

Strange Attractors…, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Bianca, L’OV/ Espace off du CAN – Centre d’art contemporain de Neuchatel, Switzerland
Botanica, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Homestead, Carl Louie, London, Canada
The Tyranny of White Teeth, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia
You Never Know What Idea You Might Have, Recess, New York, USA
30th Anniversary Exhbition, Part Deux, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Postcards from the Edge, 19th- Visual Aids Benefit, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
the Garden of Forking Paths, Magenta Plains, New York, USA

2016

The Ongoing Erosion of Magic, curated by Cody DeFranco, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, USA
Ryan Foerster and Michelle Grabner, Carl Louie, London, ON
The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, USA
189 Beach 96th Street, organized by Justin Caguiat, New York, USA
Pièces-Meublés, organized by Bob Nickas, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, FR
Two-Story, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium
Piss Elegant 2, curated by Billy Miller, LGBT Center, New York, USA
The Pop-Up Postcard Project, curated by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra’s, New York, USA
Active Ingredient, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA Art Must Go, Circus of Books, Los Angeles, USA

2015

30/130: Thirty Years of Books and Catalogs etc., curated by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, USA
No Notice, curated by Kricket Lane and Nina Schwarz, Newtown Barge Playground, New York, USA
Photo Show, Greenriver Project, Hillsdale, USA
The Ramble, The Range, Saguache, USA Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
Only 2.5 hours from GWB, curated by Pia Dehne, Hamden Inn & Orphic Gallery, Hamden, USA
Images that Speak, curated by Christopher Eamon, Presentation House, Vancouver, CA
Part Picture, curated by Chris Wiley, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CA
Road to Ruin, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA
Per Risplendere Devi Bruciare, curated by Matteo Callegari, Vava, Milan, IT
Zabriskie Point, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA

2014

The Museum of Love and Devotion, curated by Jason Metcalf, Fairview Museum of History and Art, Fairview, USA
Greenriver Project, Hillsdale, USA
Two and half Men or Colin Engle, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA
The Material Image, curated by Debra Singer, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
I’ll Miss Your Garbage, curated by Alex Decarli, Molasses, New York, USA
Artadia 15th Anniversary, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Longhouse projects, New York, USA
Traces, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Ritual Magic, Greenpoint Terminal, New York, USA
Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Rockaway!, PS1 and Rockaway Beach Surf Club, New York, USA
Blossoms Take No Prisoners, curated by John Tremblay Non, Objectif Sud, Tulette, FR
Live Stream: Laura Hunt and Ryan Foerster, Petrella’s Imports, New York, USA
Like an autistic sun, curated by Brendan Britz and Anton Zolotov, 106 Eldridge St, New York, USA
Das Optische Unbewusste, curated by Bob Nickas, Kunst(Zeug) Haus, CH
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, C L E A R I N G, New York, USA
t.o.c.h.i.n.g., curated by JPW3, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, USA
It’s an Invasion, curated by Lele Saveri, National Arts Club, New York, USA
Sureface(S) /sur/ Prise(S), Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, FR
Organized, curated by Robert Janitz, Sobering, Paris, FR

2013

Phantom Sun, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, FR
Table Dive (organized by Shawn Kuruneru), Brooklyn NY, USA
Culm (organized by JPW3), Night Gallery, Los Angeles USA
The Instability of the Image, Paradise Row, London, UK
Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin (organized by Drew Heitzler and Jan Tumlir), Marlborough Gallery NY, USA
LAT. 41° 7’ N. LONG. 72° 19’ W (organized by Bob Nickas), Martos Gallery New York, USA
Induction Procedure, Art: Concept, Paris, FR
Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, BE
Let It Come Down (organized by Anton Zolotov), Hannah Barry Gallery, London UK
Sump Pump – Ryan Foerster and JPW3, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
Lost and Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection (organized by Bob Nickas), Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, USA
Wire (organized by Agnes Lux), Shoot the Lobster at Benzulli, Dusseldorf, DE

2012

UR, Room East, New York, US
Changing states of matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Creature from the Blue Lagoon (organized by Bob Nickas), Martos Gallery New York, USA
Bridgehampton Biennial (organized by Bob Nickas), Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton NY, USA
9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CZ
The Quality of Presence (organized by Dmitry Komis), Chelsea Hotel, New York, USA
Abstract Realities, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, USA
Abstract Realities (organized by Hal Bromm), Key West Studios, Key West, FL
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Ryan Foerster and Ben Schumacher, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
LACKAWANNA, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, BE
Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, USA
Ten Ten, Jason Alexander, New York, USA

2011

Great Desks and Chairs, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, USA
Royal Rumble at Waffle House, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, USA and The Journal Gallery, Miami, USA
Summer Meltdown, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, CH
Ryan Foerster & Kyle Thurman, West St Gallery, New York, USA
160 km, Kidd Yellin, Redhood, NY, US
Catalogue of the exhibition (organized by Bob Nickas), Galerie Triple V, Paris, FR
Ryan Foerster, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Chadwick Rantanen, Lauren Gitlen Gallery NY, New York, USA
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial (organized by Bob Nickas), Martos Gallery, Bridghampton NY, USA
Saint Lawrence Ice (organized by Ben Schumacher), Saint Lawrence River, Ontario, CA

2010

Re-Dressing, Bortolami, New York, USA
Wait For Me at the Bottom of the Pool (organized by Bob Nickas), Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA
Artists Book (organized by Printed Matter), Art Basel, CH
Canteen Gallery, Ottawa, CA

2009

On the Far Side of Here, Camera Club of New York, USA
As Small As It Gets, Art Since 69, New York, USA
The Shop, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Everything Must Out Going, Asia Song Society New York, USA
Sound (organized by Bozidar Brazda, Kubla Kohn), Arte Contempo, Lisbon, PT
New Deal (organized by Matt Moravec and Kyle Thurman), Art Production Fund, New York, USA

2008

Benefit Auction, White Columns New York, USA
Benefit Auction, Swiss Institute New York, USA
Bring Me Back a T-shirt (organized by Erik Lindman) V&A gallery, New York, USA
One Size Fits All, Printed Matter New York, USA
Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

2007

Benefit Auction, the Kitchen, New York, USA
Ryan Foerster & Paul-Aymar Mourgue d’Algue, 127 New York, USA
Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Rivera Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Kern & Sons, Mycroft Gallery, Paris, FR

2006

Vice Annual Photo Show, Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA
Video Slam, curated by Allen Frame, School of Visual Arts Gallery New York, USA

2005

Tiny Vices, Spencer BrownStone, New York, USA
Self Absorbtion and Theatricality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, USA

2004

Little Stabs at Happiness, Clint Roenisch Toronto, CA 

Grants and Awards

2013

Artadia and New Art Dealers Alliance Award

2012

Pollock Krasner Foundation
New York Foundation for the Arts
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

2011

Project Grant / Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Grant / Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant / Ontario Arts Council

2008

Emerging Artist Grant / Toronto Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant / Ontario Arts Council 2007 Exhibition Assistance Grant / Ontario Arts Council

2006

Emerging Artist Grant / Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant / Ontario Arts Council
Keith and Win Schwatz Apprenticeship 2001 Guggenheim Studentship / Venice, Italy

Publications

2013

Portrait of a Generation, K. Grayson, The Hole/Antism

2012

POST, I. Jurakic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
Afterimage 9.14 / 11.18 2012 DePaul Art Museum, essay Bryce Dwyer, Chicago, IL

2008

Carte Blanche V.2 / Clint Roenisch: Essay / The Magenta Foundation RBC Canadian Painting Competition / Royal Bank of Canada

 

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