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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 Palm Springs Museum of Art, the Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. He has been reviewed or featured in The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Juxtapoz, ArtForum, and The Paris Review, among other publications. Schneider 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,                                      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

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Deities Ascending, 2022

    Ryan Schneider Deities Ascending, 2022

    244 x 40 x 45 cm
    96 x 16 x 17 1/2 in
    Edition 2/3 - Edition of 3

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Hunter / Seeker, 2023

    Ryan Schneider Hunter / Seeker, 2023

    170.2 x 48.3 x 43.2 cm
    67 x 19 x 17 in
    Edition of 3 + 2AP (Ed 1/3)

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Stone Eaters, 2022

    Ryan Schneider Stone Eaters, 2022

    193 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm
    76 x 15 x 14 in

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Grinning Gods, 2022

    Ryan Schneider Grinning Gods, 2022

    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 152.4 cm
    60 x 60 in

  • Ryan Schneider,                                      Bull in the Ether, 2023

    Ryan Schneider Bull in the Ether, 2023

    Oil on canvas
    183 x 152 cm
    72 x 60 in

Gallery exhibitions

Selected press