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RYAN CHAMBERLAIN
The world is increasingly metered. At times, the patterns, systems, and structures
are directly evident, more often appearance relies on adjustments in scale and
vantage.  Beginning with a series of propositions, I am investigating the instability
in growth and the uncertainty in novelty.  Life itself is an elaboration – an
amalgamation of ornament and essence.  My project is a return to intuition as a
method for examining these complexities (and complexity itself) in my daily life and
recognizing them as creative forces of change.
Ryan Chamberlain (b. 1976) is an artist born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Art
degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and recently received a Master of Fine Art degree from the
University of Minnesota (2006).

Exhibitions:

2006

Latitude:  MSP/LON/NYC, Fieldgate Gallery, London UK  
Traveling Group Exhibition (New York TBA)
Curated by Andrea Stanislav and Patty Healy McMeans
Ryan Chamberlain: New Work (Date TBA), Electrolift Artworks (Solo), Minneapolis MN         
No Name Exhibitions Fundraiser Gala, The Soap Factory (Group), Minneapolis MN
The Drawing Center, Slide Registry and Viewing Program, New York NY        
North American Graduate Art Survey, Nash Gallery (Group), Minneapolis MN
Juror:  Diane Mullins, Associate Curator, Frederick R.  Weisman Museum        
8x8x8:  MSP/LON/NYC, The Soap Factory (Group), Minneapolis MN                
MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Minnesota, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Movable Feast, vol. 2, Art and Literature Publication, Minneapolis MN
Big Ten Conference Graduate Invitational, Big Ten Center (Group), Park Ridge IL        

2005

Fresh Works, University of MN, Regis Center For Art (Group), Minneapolis MN
Scholarship Exhibition, University of MN, Regis Center For Art (Group), Minneapolis MN
Box Fresh, The Soap Factory (Group), Minneapolis MN                                                

2004

Mandatory II, University of MN, Regis Center For Art (Group), Minneapolis MN
Scholarship Exhibition, University of MN, Regis Center For Art (Group), Minneapolis MN  
Movable Feast, Art and Literature Publication, Minneapolis MN,
Mandatory I, University of MN, Regis Center For Art (Group), Minneapolis MN        

2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, RISD, ISB Gallery (Two-Person), Providence RI         

2002

RISD Senior Invitational, RISD, Woods – Gerry Gallery (Group), Providence RI
Obscure, Pawtucket Mills (Esten & Patterson Ave.), Installation Project, Pawtucket RI               

2001

Mixed Media, RISD Student Paper, Contributing Illustrator and Writer, Providence RI                

2000

Liquid Lounge, Commissioned Mural for Local Bar, Providence RI

Awards:

2005        Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship In Painting And Sculpture
  (Nomination), Department of Art, University of MN
   Patricia Tillberg Hasselmo Fellowship, University of MN, Merit Based Scholarship
2004        Brown-Mackenzie Scholarship, University of MN, Merit Based Scholarship         
2003        Pioneer Fellowship, Graduate School, University of MN
2000-2002        Merit Based Scholarship, RISD