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

education

2014
MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007
BFA Painting Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2004
Studio Art Centers International  Florence, Italy

European Study Tours  Marywood University, Scranton, PA
    2010  London, England
    2008  Rome | Florence, Italy
    2007  Paris, France

professional experience

2015 -- Present
Visiting Artist  Marywood University, Scranton, PA.  Department of Art
Courses Taught:
    2D Design and Color
    Basic Drawing
    Drawing I
    Painting I
    Foundations Seminar
    European Study Tour - Vienna, Austria

2015 – Present
Summer Coordinator for Low-Residency MFA Program  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Lecturer  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.  “An Eleven-Week Investigation of American Historical Sites and their Modes of Curation and Presentation,” in conjunction with the Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize

2014 – 2015
Adjunct Professor of Art  Marywood University, Scranton, PA.  Department of Art
Courses Taught:
    Drawing I
    Figure Drawing I
    Painting I
    Painting II
    Painting III
    European Study Tour - Paris, France

2014
Fourth Wall Panel Student Coordinator  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013 -- 2014
Visiting Artist Program Coordinator  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Lecturer  Valley View High School, Archbald, PA.  “19th and 20th Century French Painting”

2012
Juror  Fairmont State University Annual Exhibition.  Fairmont, WV

2011 – 2012
Adjunct Professor of Art  Marywood University, Scranton, PA.  Department of Art
Courses Taught: 
    Figure Drawing I
    Painting I
    European Study Tour - London, England

2009 – 2011  
Artist Residency  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios.  Springville, PA

2004 -- 2010
Preparator  Marywood University Art Galleries.  Scranton, PA

2006 -- 2008
Partner | Exhibition Director  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.

awards / publicity

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
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

2015
First/ Shift/ Third  (Group Exhibition)  Milk Crate Gallery.  Frenchtown, NJ
King's Highway  (Solo Exhibition)  Shepherd University.  Shepherdstown, WV
Recent Relics and Re-placed Sites (Exhibition with Martha Clippinger and Eva Lynn Pugh)  Automat Gallery.  Philadelphia, PA
Marywood University Art Faculty Biennial (Group Exhibition)  Mahady Gallery, Marywood University.  Scranton, PA

2014
MFA Thesis Exhibition  (Group Exhibition)  Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
 Arts.  Philadelphia, PA

2013
Gallery 128 Fall Juried Exhibition.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Philadelphia, PA
Abstractions 2013  (Group Exhibition)  The Bridge Gallery.  Shepherdstown, WV
Gallery 128 Returning Student Exhibition (Juried Exhibition)  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
Dan Miller Juried Exhibition.  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Winter Juried Exhibition.  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Insurance Company Exhibiton (Group Exhibition)  Philadelphia, PA

2011
Art Walk  (Solo Exhibition)  Wells Fargo.  West Chester, PA
Marywood University Art Faculty Biennial  (Group Exhibition)  Mahady Gallery, Marywood University.  Scranton, PA
Independent Artists Collective (Group Exhibition)  Laura Craig Connell Building.  Scranton, PA
Japan Benefit Auction  (Group Exhibition)  Studio X.  New York, NY

2010
Recent Paintings (Solo Exhibition)  Wendell & Co.  Scranton, PA
Small Works (Juried Exhibition)  Northeast Theater.  Scranton, PA
Rogue Bodies (Solo Exhibition)  Suraci Gallery, Marywood University.  Scranton, PA

2009
Marywood Art Alum Exhibition  (Juried Exhibition)  Scranton Club.  Scranton, PA
Artists Open House Weekend (Group Exhibition)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios.  Springville, PA
Founder’s Day (Juried Exhibition)  Private storefront.  Tunkhannock, PA

2008
Artists Open House Weekend  (Group Exhibition)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios.  Springville, PA

2007
Artists Open House Weekend  (Group Exhibition)  Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios.  Springville, PA
Thirdaversary: Past and Present Owners  (Group Exhibition)  (Curator and Participant)  Test Pattern Gallery.  Scranton, PA
Exalted Ephemera / Elemental Form  (Juried Exhibition)  McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts,
 University of Scranton | Insalaco Studio Arts Center, Marywood University.  Scranton, PA

2006
Avanzada Comunal Ensenando y Educando  (Group Benefit Exhibition)  Promoting Health and Education for
 the Needy in Dominican Republic
.  The Bog.  Scranton, PA
Test Pattern Lives! Painting Exhibition − Ryan Ward | Evan Boggess.  Test Pattern Gallery.  Scranton, PA

2005
The Powers That Be  (Group Exhibition)  (Curator and Participant)  Club 316.  Emmaus, PA
Next Generation Exhibition  (Juried Exhibition)  AFA Gallery.  Scranton, PA

2004
Mosche Bianche  (Group Exhibition)  Studio Arts Center International.  Florence, Italy