About

Michael Ryan creates allegorical images rich in symbolism, dealing with the human condition, society, and the world that surrounds him. Michael’s work shows his constant fortitude by alternating from bold strokes to delicate brushwork.  His work is deeply psychological, each painting is a glimpse at a graceful and interrupted moment that tells a story through it’s subtle nuances.  Michael Ryan has been in numerous publications including(Spectrum, Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf Studios and Strange Horizons) and has shown his work as well throughout the United States. He currently resides in New Castle, WA.

SELECTED SHOWS
“Group show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. March, 2015
“Anniversary Group Show” Hive Gallery” Los Angeles Ca. March 2015
“Group Show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. January, 2015
“Tarot Card” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. May, 2014
“Group Show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. September, 2013
“Group Show” Seattle Wa. September, 2012
“Group Show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. 2012
“Group Show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. 2012
“Dystopia” Corpro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. 2011
“Group Show” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco Ca. June 2011
“Tarot” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. 2010
“Metamorphosis” Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. 2010
“Group Show” Alternative Cafe, Monterey Ca. March ,2010
“Group Show” Naked City, Seattle Wa. 2009
“Group show” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. June, 2008
“Portraits and Allegories” Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito Ca. June 2008
“Group Show” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. May, 2008
“Cross Pollination II”(featured artist) BLink Digital, Santa monica Ca. Dec 2008
“Group Show”(featured artist) The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles Ca. Nov. 2007
“Something wicked this way comes” Windup Gallery, Tempe Az. Oct. 2007
“Deadly Deviant” Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, Ca. Oct. 2007
“Opening Group show” get s’mART gallery, BlueField, West Virginia. June/July 2007
“Modern Myths” MJ higgins Gallery Los Angeles, Ca. Apr. 2007
“Birds and the Bees” Hive Gallery  Los Angeles, Ca. Apr. 2007
“Group Show” Hive Gallery Los Angeles, Ca. Jan 2007
“Blonde Bombshell” MModern Gallery Palm Springs, Ca. 2007
“13 Allegories” Cowboys & Angels, San Francisco, Ca. Jan. 2007
“Sick and Loaded Muse Cru Artist Collective” Space Gallery San Francisco, Ca. Nov. 2006
“Half Past Midnight” Gray Area Gallery San Francisco, Ca. Nov. 2006
“We are Family” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Ca. Oct. 2006
“The Romolo Project” San Francisco, Ca. Sept. 2006
“Monkey kill monkey” San Francisco, Ca. Aug. 2006
“Scion Dashboard 3″ Scion Dashboard Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. Aug. 2006
Over the Summit, Bluefield, West Virginia, Aug. 2006
“Little Pieces of Autumn” Anomaly Studios, Pasadena, Ca. Oct. 2005
Seams Gallery, Long Beach, Ca. Nov 2005

CLIENTS/PUBLICATIONS
Ilex Press
Collins Design
Korero Books
Wizards of the Coast
The Hive Gallery
(Included in)Spectrum 14
Eternal Eye Productions
White Wolf Studios
Strange Horizons
Strange Tales
Borderline magazine

STUDIED AT
Academy of Art University – San Francisco, Ca.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration/Fine Art
June 2002-May 2005