Michael x. Ryan (US)


Michael x. Ryan (b. Syracuse, New York, 1956) is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates drawings, mappings, and sculptural objects that focus on patterns made or discovered while traveling places lived, visited, and imagined. From puddles left after a shower, stains on a sidewalk to the remains of an impact crater hidden in layers of sediment, each is mapped, diagrammed, and documented to reveal its trace, all the while searching to make the invisible visible. He received his BFA from the Tyler School of Art. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and has been acquired by a number of collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation, American Medical Association, JP Morgan Chase, Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, among others.

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