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Almine Rech

Ryan Schneider

American artist Ryan Schneider has experimented with various art forms which reflect his appreciation of raw materials and celebrate Mother Nature. Often painting both sculptures and canvases with oil pigment sticks, the idyllic ecosystem of Joshua Tree emphasizes Schneider’s love for his surroundings. Inspired by tree spirit mythology and German expressionism, Schneider’s sculptures are angular and sharp, while the wood elements and enticing color palette hints at the gentleness of wilderness and primal human instincts. The indigenous admiration within Schneider’s art references various pre-Christian traditions; Shinto, Polynesian Tiki, and Native American elements are apparent in his works and bring forward a totemic and meditative sophistication. 

Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. He has been reviewed or featured in The New Yorker, Art in America, The New York Times, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artsy, Kunsten.DK, and The Paris Review, among other publications. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, California.

Selected artworks

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Gone Viral,                 2022

    Ryan Schneider Gone Viral, 2022

    Oil pigment on wood
    74 x 33 x 15 cm
    29 x 13 x 6 in

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Emotional Data,                 2022

    Ryan Schneider Emotional Data, 2022

    Oil pigment on wood
    188 x 41 x 20 cm
    74 x 16 x 8 in

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Three Beings,                 2022

    Ryan Schneider Three Beings, 2022

    Oil on canvas
    152 x 152 cm
    60 x 60 in

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Becoming No-Body’s,                 2022

    Ryan Schneider Becoming No-Body’s, 2022

    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 in
    152.4 x 152.4 cm

Selected press