Ryan Ward
b. 1983, Allentown, PA
Lives and works in Philadelphia
 

 

education

2014
MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2007 – 2010
European Study Tours
  London, England
  Rome | Florence, Italy
  Paris, France
2007
BFA Painting Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2004
Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy

teaching

2017
Visiting Professor Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy
2014 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Art Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2012 – Present
Instructor European Study Tour (Organized and led 7-day museum tours)
  Venice, Italy
  Vienna, Austria
  Paris, France
  London, England
2016
PanelistThe (Re)Review Panel” (Critiqued contemporary exhibitions in Philadelphia) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2015
Lecturer “An Eleven-Week Investigation of American Historical Sites and their Modes of Curation and Presentation” (In conjunction with the Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2012
Lecturer “19th and 20th Century French Painting.” Valley View High School. Archbald, PA
2011 – 2012
Adjunct Professor of Art Marywood University. Scranton, PA

curatorial

2017 – Present
Curator, The Maslow Collection Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2017
Juror Scholastic Art Awards. Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2016
Juror Fall Juried Exhibition. Wyoming Valley Arts League. Wilkes Barre, PA
Curator CO-OPTIC (Group exhibition of Philadelphia painters) Shepherd University. Shepherdstown, WV
Curator Poetry in Structure (Selections from the Maslow Collection) Marywood Universtity. Scranton, PA
2012
Juror Fairmont State University Annual Exhibition. Fairmont, WV
2004 - 2010
Preparator Marywood University Art Galleries. Scranton, PA
2006 - 2008
Partner | Exhibition Director (Curated twenty-two exhibitions) Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA
Test Pattern served as an arts and entertainment venue that was unique in its scope of events and community engagement. Beyond its status as a provocative exhibition space, Test Pattern organized a variety of social events including drawing socials, art wars, dance parties, plays, concerts and poetry readings. It also originated the arts publication, The Antenna.

administrative

2015 – Present
Visiting Artist/ Foundations Seminar Coordinator Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2015 – 2016
Summer Coordinator for Low-Residency MFA Program Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2013 – 2014
Visiting Artist Program Coordinator Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2014
“Fourth Wall” Panel Student Coordinator Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

awards / publicity

2017
"Wilkes Shows off New Gallery," Marcella Kester, Times Leader, October 7
2014
The Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
“SACI Alumn, Ryan Ward, receives the first annual Murray Dessner Award,” SACI Art Blog, July 4
2012 – 2014
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Merit Award and Academy Scholarship
2010
“Artistic License: Metamorphosis,” Charles Woods, The Weekender, March 9
“Marywood Alumni Retreats into Woods to Find Muse,” Kenny Luck, The Woodword, February
2009 – 2010
Artist Residency Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA
2007
Best Gallery− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City
Best Place to Look at Art− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City
2006
Best Place to Look at Art− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City
“A Venue of All Trades,” The Weekender, May 17
“You Can’t Keep a Good Gallery Down,” Electric City, February 2

select exhibitions

2017
Regular Everyday-Sized Monuments (Solo)  Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy
Out There (Group)  Schmidt-Dean Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2016
Fill the Mills (Group)  Prallsville Mills. Stockton, NJ
First/ Shift/ Third (Group)  Milk Crate Gallery. Frenchtown, NJ
2015
King’s Highway (Solo)  Shepherd University. Shepherdstown, WV
Marywood Art Faculty Biennial (Group)  Marywood University. Scranton, PA
Recent Relics and Re-Placed Sites (Exhibition with Martha Clippinger and Eva Lynn Pugh)  Automat Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2014
MFA Thesis Exhibition (Group)  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2013
Gallery 128 Fall Exhibition (Juried)  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
Abstractions 2013 (Group)  The Bridge Gallery. Shepherdstown, WV
Dan Miller Exhibition (Juried)  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Winter Exhibition (Juried)  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Insurance Company Exhibiton (Group)  Philadelphia, PA
Gallery 128 Returning Student Exhibition (Juried)  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
A Vision of Three (Exhibition with Rob Hay and Mark Webber) Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College. Nanticoke, PA
2011
Art Walk (Solo)  Wells Fargo. West Chester, PA
Marywood Art Faculty Biennial (Group)  Marywood University. Scranton, PA
Independent Artists Collective (Group)  Laura Craig Connell Building. Scranton, PA
Japan Benefit Auction (Group)  Studio X. New York, NY
2010
Recent Paintings (Solo)  Wendell & Co. Scranton, PA
Small Works (Juried)  Northeast Theater. Scranton, PA
Rogue Bodies (Solo)  Suraci Gallery, Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2009
Marywood Art Alum Exhibition (Juried)  Scranton Club. Scranton, PA
Artists Open House Weekend (Group)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA
Founder’s Day (Juried)  Storefront gallery. Tunkhannock, PA
2008
Artists Open House Weekend (Group)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA
2007
Thirdaversary: Past and Present Owners (Group)  Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA
Artists Open House Weekend (Group)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA
Exalted Ephemera / Elemental Form (Juried)  McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, University of Scranton | Insalaco    Studio Arts Center, Marywood University. Scranton, PA
2006
Test Pattern Lives! (Exhibition with Evan Boggess)  Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA
Avanzada Comunal Ensenando y Educando (Group) Promoting Health and Education for the Needy in Dominican Republic.  The Bog. Scranton, PA
2005
The Powers That Be (Group) (Curator and Participant)  Club 316. Emmaus, PA
Next Generation Exhibition (Group)  AFA Gallery. Scranton, PA
2004
Mosche Bianche (Group)  Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy