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Cordy Ryman

born in New York

lives and works in New York

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

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

Helen Foster Barnett Prize, National Academy Museum, New York



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,Overland Park, KS
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, NY
NY Virginia Collection
Bagley Wright Collection, Seattle, WA
Community College, Overland Park, KS


Percent for Art, PS11Q, Queens, NY

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


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



Cordy Ryman: Collectiong Sparks, WalterStorms Galerie, Munich

Cordy Ryman: Monkey Mind Symphony, Freight+Volume, New York


Cordy Ryman: Constellations, Freight+Volume, New York

Rough and Ready, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York


Cordy Ryman: Redux, The Bonnier Gallery, Miami, FL


Wait and See, Galerie Walter Storms, Munich

From Plane to Space: Judith Murray and Cordy Ryman, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY 


This is this. And that is that. Konrad Fischer Galerie, Duesseldorf


FREE FALL, Tower 49, New York


Cordy Ryman, Zürcher Gallery, New York

Cordy Ryman, Galerie Walter Storms, Munich

Cordy Ryman, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin 

Cordy Ryman, Artpace, San Antonio, TX


Cordy Ryman, Solo at Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Cordy Ryman: Chimera 45, CCAD, Columbus, OH

Cordy Ryman, Solo at EXPO Chicago with Zürcher Gallery, IL

Chimera 45, Zürcher Gallery, New York

Cordy Ryman, Morgan Lehman, New York


Cordy Ryman, Untitled. Miami Beach, Miami, FL

Adaptive Radiation, DODGEgallery, New York

Shuffle / Scrap / Echo, Visual Arts Center, New Jersey, NY


Cordy Ryman, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX


Cordy Ryman, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Windowboxing, Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC


Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, New York 

Scrapple, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Tempest, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

bars bars bars, TWIG Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, New York

Hail to the Grid, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, Pulse New York, New York

Cordy Ryman, DCKT Contemporary, NEXT, Chicago, IL


Cordy Ryman, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

Bars blocks Stacks, Stalke Up North, Gilleleje, Denmark


Cordy Ryman, Kantor / Feuer Window, New York


Room Project, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York 


Cordy Ryman: Modus Ponens, The Phatory, New York

Cordy Ryman: New Works, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Cordy Ryman: School Daze, Carol Shen Gallery, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Cordy Ryman, curated by Pelle Unger, Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), Stockholm, Sweden


Cordy Ryman: Paintings, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


Cordy Ryman: Paintings, Suite 106, New York, NY


Cordy Ryman, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Cordy Ryman: New Works, Galerie Windows Bernier/Eliades, Brussels, Belgium


Cordy Ryman: Open Art, Galerie Tanit, Munich

Cordy Ryman in Italy – The Pietrubbia Encaustic Constructs, Garner Tullis, New York


Cordy Ryman: 1999, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York

Cordy Ryman, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


Cordy Ryman, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Cordy Ryman, Galerie Windows, Brussels, Belgium


Cordy Ryman, curated by Christian Haub, TennisportArts, Long Island City, NY



Search and Rescue, Readymade, Orleans


Singing in Union; Below Grand, New York

Wit and Vigor, 1Gap Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Drei Farben: Blau, Weiß, Rot, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich


Rough and Ready, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York

CHOICES: Even Smaller - Even Hotter, Galerie Walter Storms, Mu?nchen


Dissolving Artifacts, Studio 200, Brooklyn, NY 

Solid Fiction, Emsdettener Kunstverein


Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum, Venice, Italy

Mediation/Mediation, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial, curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY


Group Show, Galerie Zürcher, New York

Surface of a Sphere, Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Marking Time, Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York 

American Abstract, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennia, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York 

Split, Zürcher Gallery, New York


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, France

Editions Gervais Jassaud – Collective Generation, Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris Flashback & Guests 2001 - 2016, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Såby, Denmark

Silver Linings, Long-Sharp Gallery Project Space, New York

Physical Painting, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY

Visible Histories, Abrons Art Center, New York

The Onward of Art: American Abstract Artists, 1285 Avenue of Americas, NY


Cyborg curated by William Corwin, Zürcher Gallery, New York

Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NY 

Into the Woods, Brian Morris Gallery, New York

Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

Painting At The Edge of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

This Color is You, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York

Alexis Bittar Fall Collection, benefit auction featuring Natasha Law, Juliette Losq, Cordy Ryman Mickalene Thomas, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, New York

Working Knowledge, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


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

OK Great REALLY this is ALSO RIDICULOUS, DCKT Contemporary, New York 

Contemporary, NY Summer ’14, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Shapeshifters, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York

Conversations, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York

OK Great THANKS this is SO RIDICULOUS, 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

On View V, STALKE Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark

Extending the Line: 3, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

Speaking Through Paint, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX


Drifter, Hionas Gallery, New York 

Banter, 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


Space Invaders, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY


Kiel Johnson, Cordy Ryman: Construct, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

You Would, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York

Free from Order: A Delight of Inconsistencies, Contemporary Art Galleries; University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 

Off the Wall, Visceglia Art Gallery; Caldwell College, 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

On The Wall / Off The Wall, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

Nowness, Peel Gallery Shop, Houston, TX

Open, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

The Thingness of Color, DODGEgallery, New York

ART BLOG ART BLOG, Ross Bleckner Studio, New York


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


Aberrant Abstraction: Keltie Ferris, Chris Martin, Cordy Ryman, Agathe Snow, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS 

Overland Park, KS On View 1, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark


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, cologne 

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

Party at Chris’s House, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

Organic Geometry, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

One More, Esbjerg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark

Into the Trees, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 

Color Climax, James Graham & Sons, New York

The Ice Cream Show, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Crowded, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

Abstraction in Appearance, Jason Rulnick Gallery, New York

A Roller Coaster in the Dark, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY


Lesley Heller Gallery, New York

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

De Cirkel, Roger Raveel Museum, Deinze, Belgium


Drift, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

Transformall, NY Arts Magazine, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York

Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum and School of the Arts, New York

Searching for Love & Fire, David Castillo Modern and Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

The Seventh Side of the Die, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York

Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York

Blender, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

Cuarto, Sumi, New York


Greater New York 2005, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY 

Walls and Things, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York

112 Mercer, Suite 106, New York

ATM Gallery, New York

Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York


William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fresh Paint, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York

Drift 2004, Valentino Pier Park, Brooklyn, NY 

Medium Rare, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


Presenting Suite 106, Suite 106, New York

Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

A Celebration of Abstract Art, The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

Open House Exhibition, Garner Tullis, New York

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL


Bumberbiennale, Seattle, WA

Assemblage, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


Studio Artists, Garner Tullis, New York

Mod, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York

Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece


A Slice of Apple, Ruth Bachofner, Santa Monica, CA

Abstraction, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA


A Shaping Up, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

The Art Exchange Show, John Good Gallery, New York, NY 1995 John Good / Downtown Alliance, New York

Abstraction=Representation, Open Space, Victoria, BC

John Good / Victoria Anstead Gallery, New York, NY 1994 John Good Gallery, New York


Silent Echoes, Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY

Jeffrey Grunthaner, Samir Nedzamar, and Cordy Ryman. Design by Avery Ray, "Cordy Ryman: Constellations"

Cordy Ryman: FREE FALL, Tower 49 Gallery (exh.-cat.) 

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

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

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

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

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

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,”, 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.

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.

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.

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 fraîche, libre, joyeuse,” La Libre Belgique, February.
“Cordy Ryman dans La Toute Nouvelle TWIG Gallery,” ArteNews, February.

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,”, 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,”, 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. Vélez, 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.

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.

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.

Behringer, David, “The Tuttlers,”, 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,”, May. Smith, Roberta, “Making an Entrance at Any Age,” The New York Times, May.

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