Ryan Travis Christian
Ryan Travis Christian was born in Oakland, CA 1983. Graduating with a B.F.A. from Northern Illinois University and now living outside of Chicago, he bides his time as an artist, curator, and writes for the Bay Area based art blog FecalFace.com. Christian has been reviewed on fecalface.com, Time Out Chicago, and The Comics Journal with a feature in the current issue of Beautiful Decay, “What a Mess”. Recent curatorial endeavors include West, Wester, Westest! @ FFDG, S.F. and Sports! @ Synchronicity, L.A., and Control C, Control V at EBERSMOORE. With an upcoming, 3 part project @ Western Exhibitions. He has exhibited work @ Dogmatic/Butcher Shop, Roots and Culture, Western Exhibitions, , FFDG, Synchronicity, and Infinity @ Scion Installation, LA. And will be showing work @ Space 1026, Guerrero Gallery, and POVEvolving.
Ryans’ images are constructed using abstract elements (pattern, and organic smoke/vapor like formation) comic utilities (like sub panels and motion lines) and old fashion cartoon iconography. He uses these components to anchor his story and or experiences so he can hopefully connect with a broader audience. “Not everyone loves That 70′s Show-esque, small town, stoner folklore.. I have always believed that the best art is a combination of first hand experience melded with visual devices that have withstood the test of time,and have been used and re-used through out history”.