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Cordy Ryman

born 1971, New York, NY

1997
BFA with Honors, School of Visual Arts Fine Arts/Art Education, New York, NY

1997
Rhodes Family Award for Excellence, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2006
Helen Foster Barnett Prize, National Academy Museum, New York, NY


SELECT COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, PA
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Raussmuller Collection, Basel, Switzerland
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, Seattle, WA


SELECT COMMISSIONS

2016
Percent for Art, PS11Q, Queens, NY

2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

PERMANENT INSTALLATION: 

After School Special - Room 101, Collection of the NYC Department of Education, Public Art for Public Schools, New York

 

2018 
Cordy Ryman: This is this. And that is that. Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

2017 
Cordy Ryman: FREE FALL, Tower 49, New York, NY

2016 
Cordy Ryman, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY
Cordy Ryman, Galerie Walter Storms, München
Cordy Ryman, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin 
Cordy Ryman, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

2015 
Cordy Ryman, Solo at Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Cordy Ryman: Chimera 45, CCAD, Columbus, OH
Cordy Ryman, Solo at EXPO Chicago with Zürcher Gallery
Chimera 45, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

2013 
Cordy Ryman, Untitled. Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Adaptive Radiation, DODGEgallery, New York, NY
Shuffle / Scrap / Echo, Visual Arts Center, New Jersey, NJ

2012 
Cordy Ryman, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin TX

2011 
Cordy Ryman, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Windowboxing, Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC

2010 
Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY 
Scrapple, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Tempest, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
bars bars bars, TWIG Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2009 
Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
Hail to the Grid, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA*
Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, Pulse New York, New York, NY 
Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, NEXT, Chicago, IL

2008 
Cordy Ryman, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Bars blocks Stacks, Stalke Up North, Gilleleje, Denmark

2007 
Cordy Ryman, Kantor / Feuer Window, New York, NY

2006 
Room Project, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTION

2018

Group Show, Galerie Zürcher, New York

Surface of a Sphere, Klowden Man Gallery, California


2017 
Marking Time, curated by Daniel Rosenbaum, Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York, NY 
American Abstract, Ille Arts
The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial, curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY
Split curated by David Rhodes, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY


2016 
Seven Liberal Arts, Mana Contemporary Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ
Growth Rings: Six Artists Working in Wood, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Not Figurative: a renewed interest?, The Contemporary Art Center, Meymac
Editions Gervais Jassaud – Collective Generation, Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris Flashback & Guests 2001 - 2016, Stalke Galleri, Denmark
Silver Linings curated by Fran Kaufman, Long-Sharp Gallery Project Space, New York, NY
Physical Painting curated by Jennifer Samet, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY
Visible Histories curated by Maxim Weintraub, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
The Onward of Art: American Abstract Artists curated by Karen Wilkin, 1285 Avenue of Americas, NY

2015 
Cyborg curated by William Corwin, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY
Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings curated by Phong Bui, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NY Into the Woods, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself curated by John Yau, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY Painting At The Edge of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
This Color is You, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Alexis Bittar Fall Collection, benefit auction featuring Natasha Law, Juliette Losq, Cordy Ryman Mickalene Thomas, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, New York, NY
Cordy Ryman, Gallery Two, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
Working Knowledge, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 
I am jealous of your failures, curated by Trew Schriefer, UIS Galleries, Springfield, IL
Now-Ism: Abstraction Today, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Destructure, curated by Jonathan Melville Pratt, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
OK Great REALLY this is ALSO RIDICULOUS, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, DCKT
Contemporary, NY Summer ’14, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Shapeshifters, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Conversations, curated by Sharon Louden, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
OK Great THANKS this is SO RIDICULOUS, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
To Leo: A Tribute from American Abstract Artists, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
On View V, STALKE Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark
Extending the Line: 3, curated by Fran Kaufman, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Speaking Through Paint, curated by Deborah Davis, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2013 
Drifter, curated by David Rhodes, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY Banter, curated by
James Cope, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
See With Fingers, curated by Laurel Sparks, The Barbara Walters Art Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
My Crippled Friend, CCAD, Columbus, OH
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Neo-Povera, L&M Arts, Venice, CA
Dave Cole, Ellen Harvey, Jason Middlebrook, Cordy Ryman, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas,
TX 2012 Space Invaders, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2011 
Kiel Johnson, Cordy Ryman: Construct, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
You Would, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Free from Order: A Delight of Inconsistencies, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Off the Wall, Visceglia Art Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Summer Show 2011, Lora Reynolds Gallery, New York, NY
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Contain, Maintain, Sustain, Artisphere, Arlington, VA
New Wallworks, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Not About Paint, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
On The Wall / Off The Wall, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Nowness, Peel Gallery Shop, Houston, TX
Open, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
The Thingness of Color, DODGEgallery, New York, NY
ART BLOG ART BLOG, Ross Bleckner Studio, New York, NY

2010 
Summertime in Paris: Extreme Painting, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2009
Aberrant Abstraction: Keltie Ferris, Chris Martin, Cordy Ryman, Agathe Snow, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College,
Overland Park, KS On View 1, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark

2008
Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX One More, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Köln, Germany
Next Post, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
New Abstraction, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
The Crest Hardware Art Show, Crest True Value Hardware, Brooklyn NY Regeneration, Smartspaces, 88 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
Party at Chris’s House, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Organic Geometry, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
One More, Esbjerg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark
Into the Trees, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center, Omi, NY Color Climax, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
The Ice Cream Show, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Crowded, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Abstraction in Appearance, Jason Rulnick Gallery, New York, NY
A Roller Coaster in the Dark, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Still Flying - 25th Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Empire Fulton Ferry and Brooklyn Bridge Parks, Brooklyn, NY
Small Work, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
De Cirkel, Roger Raveel Museum, Deinze, Belgium

2006 
Drift, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
Transformall, NY Arts Magazine, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum and School of the Arts, New York, NY
Searching for Love & Fire, David Castillo Modern and Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
The Seventh Side of the Die, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York, NY
Blender, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
Cuarto, Sumi, New York, NY

2005 
Greater New York 2005, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY Walls and Things, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York, NY 112 Mercer, Suite 106, New York, NY
ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY

2004
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Fresh Paint, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY
Drift 2004, Valentino Pier Park, Brooklyn, NY Medium Rare, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001 
Presenting Suite 106, Suite 106, New York, NY
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
A Celebration of Abstract Art, The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
Open House Exhibition, Garner Tullis, New York, NY
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2000
Bumberbiennale, Seattle, WA
Assemblage, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999 
Studio Artists, Garner Tullis, New York, NY
Mod, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece

1998 
A Slice of Apple, Ruth Bachofner, Santa Monica, CA
Abstraction, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996 
A Shaping Up, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
The Art Exchange Show, John Good Gallery, New York, NY 1995 John Good / Downtown Alliance, New York, NY
Abstraction=Representation, Open Space, Victoria, BC
John Good / Victoria Anstead Gallery, New York, NY 1994 John Good Gallery, New York, NY

1993 
Silent Echoes, Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY

2017
Thomas; Kato, Ai, “Cordy Ryman: FREE FALL,” Exhibition catalogue

2015
Ruffino; Ian, "Cordy Ryman: Chimera 45," Exhibition catalogue

2008
The 181st Annual – An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Exhibition catalogue

2017 
Edgington, Colin, “Hiding in Plain Sight,” Brooklyn Rail, July/August, p. 81 Micchelli, Thomas; Kato, Ai, “Cordy Ryman: FREE FALL,” Exhibition catalogue.

2016 
Yau, John, “Simple Pleasures,” Hyperallergic, October 16th
Civre, Carol, “Gallery Hopping: Using and Re-Using with Cordy Ryman at Konrad Fischer,” Artnet News, June.

2015 
Kahn, Howie, “Home Is Where the Art Is: The Ryman Family,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 17 
Golden, Devon, “More Incarnations Than Dr Who: Expo Chicago 2015,” Sept. 23
Jill Conner, “Chimera: An Interview with Cordy Ryman,” WhiteHot Magazine, June.
Phong Bui, “Cordy Ryman, Chimera 45,” Brooklyn Rail, April.
Lara Saget, “Cordy Ryman: Chimera 45,” On Verge, April.
John Haber, “Abstract Architecture: Cordy Ryman,” John Haber in New York City, April.
Alanna Martinez, “12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 16,” Observer, March. “Plastic Fantastic,” Elle, February

2013 
Hackett, Mary Addison, “Miami, Day 2: Daniel Heidkamp, Cordy Ryman, Fahamu Pecou and More,” The Nashville Scene, December 7.
Hackett, Mary Addison, “Mary Addison Hackett’s final Miami round-up.” Two Coats of Paint, December. Paulsen, Kris, “Review: My Crippled Friend,” Artforum.com, December.
Howard, Christopher, “Cordy Ryman,” Modern Painters, May.
Bacon, Alex, ‘’Cordy Ryman’’, The Brooklyn Rail, May.
Pena, Arthur, ‘’A Conversation: Cordy Ryman’’, New American Paintings, May.
Haber, John, ‘’Scrapping Abstraction’’, haberarts, May.
Zevitas, Steven, ‘’Must See Painting Shows’’, Huffington Post, April.
Behringer, David, ‘’The best contemporary exhibitions in New York City’, 2% The Two Percent, April. AiA Staff, ‘’The Lookout: A Weekly Guide’’, Art in America, April.
Micchelli, Thomas, ‘’The Object is Not an Object: Cubism, Photons and Two by Fours’’, Hyperallergic, April. Micchelli, Thomas, “Scraps and Squares: Cordy Ryman’s Subversive Formalism,” Hyperallergic, April. Rhodes, David, “Cordy Ryman,” Artforum, February.

2012 
Fee, Brian, “Composing and Compositing for Reactions: Cordy Ryman,” New American Painting, September. Heinrich, Will, “A Happy Medium: Clement Meadmore at Marlborough Gallery and ‘You Would’ at Kathleen Cullen Gallery,” Gallerist NY, January.


2011 
Baker, Kenneth, “Cordy Ryman paints freely, colors works with glee,” San Francisco Chronicle, December. Chun, Kimberly, “Cordy Ryman: Fluent in abstract art,” San Francisco Chronicle, November.
Martinez, Alanna, “From Kenneth Anger to Wolfgang Tillmans, ARTINFO’s 10 Global Art Picks,” ARTINFO, November.
Walker Maria, “In Conversation: Maria Walker Interviews Cordy Ryman,” NY Arts Magazine, Fall. Cook, Greg, “’Not About Paint’ and ‘Close Distance’: Close and far,” The Boston Phoenix, August. Pyper, John, “Not About Paint at Steven Zevitas, Boston,” Artwrit, August.
Sancken, Kristin, “Runs in the Family,” Artlog, June.
Butler, Sharon L, “Abstract Painting: The New Casualists,” The Brooklyn Rail, June.
Maine, Stephen, “Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center,” Artcritical, April. “Artropolis 2011, Chicago, Our Fair City,” Artnet, April.
“The Thingness of Color at Dodge Gallery,” New American Paintings, April.
Jansen, Chiu-Ti, “Armory Show 2011, Focus on Latin America,” Scribd, March Issue.
“Armory Week Daily Spotlight: Day 4,” Artlog, February.
Campbell, James D, “Extreme Painting,” Frieze Magazine, January-February.
Smith, Matthew, “Cordy Ryman at Conner Contemporary,” New American Paintings, February. 
Dawson, Jessica, “At D.C Galleries, A Trip Down Memory Lane,” The Washington Post, January.

2010 
Harber, John, “Best Wishes,” New.York.Art.Crit: John Harber in New York City, December. 
Sutton, Benjamin, “Knock on Wood; Most Artists Did in 2010,” The L Magazine, December. Hellstrom, Patter, “Heartfelt Abstraction in NYC Exhibitions,” Decorati, November.
Smith, Roberta, “Cordy Ryman,” The New York Times, October.
Connor, Jill, “Cordy Ryman,” Art in America, October.
“Cordy Ryman’s itchy tactility and openendedness,” Two Coats of Paint, October. Moran, Jarrett, “Cordy Ryman: Continuous Dialogue,” Artlog, October.
Wilson, Michael, “Scene and Heard – East Side Story,” Artforum, September. Lickstein, Scott, “Cordy Ryman – NY,” Look Into My Owl, September.
Rice, Traven, “Art Worth Seeing on the Lower East Side,” The Lo-Down, September. Westfall, Stephen, “Cordy Ryman,” BOMB Magazine, Summer.
Crocker, Kathryn, “Art Review: Cordy Ryman,” Adobe Airstream, August.
Zimmerman, Eric, “Cordy Ryman, Lora Reynolds Gallery Review”, “...might be good,” July. Schmitt, Amanda C, “You Got Schooled by DCKT,” Amateur Art Critic, March.
“Best of the Armory,” The Daily Beast, March.
Lorent, Claude, “Une Penture frai?che, libre, joyeuse,” La Libre Belgique, February.
“Cordy Ryman dans La Toute Nouvelle TWIG Gallery,” ArteNews, February.

2009 
Pagel, David, “Art Review: Cordy Ryman at Mark Moore Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, December.
Shapiro, Steve, “Mind-Set: Redefining Abstract Art at the Nerman and the Nelson,” KC Tribune, December.
Gibson, Allison, “Cordy Ryman,” DailyServing.com, December.
Thorson, Alice, “Nerman presents ‘Abberant Abstraction’, a Group Show that Somehow Comforts,” The Kansas City Star, December.
Packham, Chris, “The Nerman’s Abberant Abstraction is Tamer Than it Sounds,” ThePitch.com, December.
Simblist, Noah, “Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves,” Art Papers, December.
Lee, Sasha, “Cordy Ryman: Behind the Scenes Interview,” BeautifulDecay, November.
Van Woensel, Jan, “18 Solo Projects are Rupert Ravens Contemporary,” WhiteHot Magazine, May. Ve?lez, Pedro, “Around Artropolis,” ArtNet Magazine, May.
Kangas, Matthew, “Cordy Ryman, Traver Gallery,” Sculpture 28, April.
Kinsella, Eileen, “Great Energy But Uneven Buying at Satellite Fairs,” ArtNewsletter, March. Kazakina, Katya, “Collectors Grab $1,500 Helmets, Ponder $500,000 Hirst,” Bloomberg News, March. Fishkin, Julie, “Taking Shock at Pulse,” Art Cat Zine, March.
“Pulse: And the Award Goes to...,” Art Fag City, March.
Goldman, David, “‘Beyond the Armory’ Slide Show,” New York Times, March.
Genocchio, Benjamin, “Works from New Talent Seeking a Boldface Name,” New York Times, March. Kim, Joann, “Cordy Ryman at DCKT Contemporary,” Updownacross, February.
Draxler, Saskia, “Critic’s Picks – Cologne – One More,” Artforum, February.
Banai, Nuit, “Cordy Ryman at DCKT Contemporary,” Time Out New York, February.
Conner, Jill, “Cordy Ryman at DCKT Contemporary,” Art Quips, January.
Imdahl, Georg, “Wenn die Bienen ausschwärmen,” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, January.
Haber, John, “Holding the Line,” New.York.Art.Crit., January.

2008 
Bui, Phong, “In Conversation: Cordy Ryman with Phong Bui,” The Brooklyn Rail, December. 
Knowles, Carol, “Young at Art,” The Memphis Flyer, June.
Hoggard, Barry, “Notes on Pulse,” ArtCal Zine, March.
Davison, Dave R., “Ryman Brings Raw Edge to Traver,” Tacoma Weekly, March.
Gorbachev, Natasha, “Spew,” The Weekly Volcano, March.

2007 
Buhmann, Stephanie, “Artseen,” The Brooklyn Rail, October. 
Haber, John, “Imagined Architecture,” New.York.Art.Crit., October.
Evans, Don, “Art Reviews,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July.
“Still Flying,” This Week in New York, August.

2006 
Behringer, David, “The Tuttlers,” thetwopercent.com, November.
Fyfe, Joe, “Dana Frankfort at Brooklyn Fireproof,” Art in America, February.
Longhi, Tomassio, “Artseen,” The Brooklyn Rail, February.
Tripoli, Tyrome, “Blender,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 11.
Haber, John, “The 2006 National Academy Annual, Wiliam Wegman and Bo Bartlett,” New.York.Art.Crit.
“New York Contemporary Art Scene,” Art and Design Magazine (China). 2005 Tan, Lumi, “Greater New York 2005 Book,” Fall.
Comer-Greene, Rachael, “Reviews,” Time Out New York, August.
Cotter, Holland, “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable – the best in group shows,” The New York Times, July.
Heartney, Eleanor, “Report From New York I – Return To the Real?” Art In America, June-July. Wei, Lilly, “Top Two and a Longshot – personal recommendations,” ArtPulseNY.com, May. Smith, Roberta, “Making an Entrance at Any Age,” The New York Times, May.

2004 
Hackett, Regina, “Art shows in November,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November.