“The urban environment as a whole, and specifically the evidence that remains from its consumer activity, is the basis of his aesthetic research. His work exists simultaneously in a state of creation and destruction, absorption and expansion.”
Ryan Schroeder received his BFA from Drake University in 2001 and has continued his artistic training at the Art Institute of Florence and Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. Schroeder currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Since 2008 he has been awarded fellowships from several institutions including The MacDowell Colony, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Millay Colony, The Marsyas Fund for Visual Artists and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His work, as described by The New York Times, “dazzles with its technical virtuosity.”