Ryan received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champain in 2009 and has taught at Trinity since 2012. His ongoing Department of Natural History projects engage a range of complex and peculiar relationships between humans and the natural world. Recent projects have been featured in Cabinet Magazine, The New Yorker, LA Times, Making the Geologic Now (Punctum Books, 2013), Format P Magazine, ‘Earth Works!’ (2013), and Reframing Photography (Routledge). He has exhibited at places such as: EYEBEAM (New York), Gallery Analix Forever (Geneva, Switzerland), Centre Cívic Can Felipa (Barcelona, Spain), Links Hall (Chicago), Lothringer 13 Halle (Munich, Germany), Evanston Art Center (Chicago), Root Division (San Francisco), Mila Kunstgalerie (Berlin), and Lease Agreement (Baltimore, MD).
Courses taught: Digital Media, 2D Design, Photography, Advanced Media, Special Topics, Sculpture, Drawing, Visual Culture
Portfolio website: departmentofnaturalhistory.com ↗