Ryan Ward

Curator, The Maslow Collection; Adjunct Professor; Foundation Seminar Coordinator
rward@marywood.edu | 570-348-6278 x2520
Shields Center for Visual Arts, Office 112
Adjunct Faculty

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education

 

2014

MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

2007 – 2010

European Study Tours

London, England

Rome | Florence, Italy

Paris, France

2007

BFA Painting Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

2004

Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy


 

teaching

 

2014 – Present

Adjunct Professor of Art Marywood University. Scranton, PA

2017

Visiting Professor Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy

2012 – 2016

Instructor European Study Tour (Organized and led 7-day museum tours)

            Vienna, Austria
            Paris, France
            London, England

 

2016

PanelistThe (Re)Review Panel” (Critiqued contemporary exhibitions in Philadelphia) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

2015

Lecturer “An Eleven-Week Investigation of American Historical Sites and their Modes of Curation and Presentation” (In conjunction with the Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

2012

Lecturer “19th and 20th Century French Painting.” Valley View High School. Archbald, PA

 

2011 – 2012

Adjunct Professor of Art Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

curatorial

2017 – Present

Curator The Maslow Collection. Marywood University. Scranton, PA

2017

Juror Scholastic Art Awards. Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

2016

Juror Fall Juried Exhibition. Wyoming Valley Arts League. Wilkes Barre, PA

Curator CO-OPTIC (Group exhibition of Philadelphia painters) Shepherd University. Shepherdstown, WV

Curator Poetry in Structure (Selections from the Maslow Collection) Marywood Universtity. Scranton, PA

 

2012

Juror Fairmont State University Annual Exhibition. Fairmont, WV

 

2004 - 2010

Preparator Marywood University Art Galleries. Scranton, PA

 

2006 - 2008

Partner | Exhibition Director (Curated twenty-two exhibitions) Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA

Test Pattern served as an arts and entertainment venue that was unique in its scope of events and community engagement. Beyond its status as a provocative exhibition space, Test Pattern organized a variety of social events including drawing socials, art wars, dance parties, plays, concerts and poetry readings. It also originated the arts publication, The Antenna.  

administrative

 

2015 – Present

Visiting Artist/ Foundations Seminar Coordinator Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

2015 – 2016

Summer Coordinator for Low-Residency MFA Program Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

2013 – 2014

Visiting Artist Program Coordinator Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

                       

2014

“Fourth Wall” Panel Student Coordinator Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

awards / publicity

 

2014

The Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

“SACI Alumn, Ryan Ward, receives the first annual Murray Dessner Award,” SACI Art Blog, July 4

2012 – 2014

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Merit Award and Academy Scholarship

2010

“Artistic License: Metamorphosis,” Charles Woods, The Weekender, March 9

“Marywood Alumni Retreats into Woods to Find Muse,” Kenny Luck, The Woodword, February

2009 – 2010

Artist Residency Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA

2007

Best Gallery− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City

Best Place to Look at Art− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City

2006

Best Place to Look at Art− Test Pattern Art Gallery, Reader’s Poll Award, Electric City

“A Venue of All Trades,” The Weekender, May 17

“You Can’t Keep a Good Gallery Down,” Electric City, February 2

 

select exhibitions

 

2017

Regular Everyday-Sized Monuments (Solo) Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy

Out There (Group) Schmidt-Dean Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

 

2016

Fill the Mills (Group) Prallsville Mills. Stockton, NJ

First/ Shift/ Third (Group) Milk Crate Gallery. Frenchtown, NJ

 

2015

King’s Highway (Solo) Shepherd University. Shepherdstown, WV

Marywood Art Faculty Biennial (Group) Marywood University. Scranton, PA

Recent Relics and Re-Placed Sites (Exhibition with Martha Clippinger and Eva Lynn Pugh) Automat Gallery.

Philadelphia, PA

 

2014

MFA Thesis Exhibition (Group) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

 

2013

Gallery 128 Fall Exhibition (Juried) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Abstractions 2013 (Group) The Bridge Gallery. Shepherdstown, WV

Dan Miller Exhibition (Juried) Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Mid-Winter Exhibition (Juried) Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Insurance Company Exhibiton (Group) Philadelphia, PA

Gallery 128 Returning Student Exhibition (Juried) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Philadelphia, PA

A Vision of Three (Exhibition with Rob Hay and Mark Webber) Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community

College. Nanticoke, PA

2011

Art Walk (Solo) Wells Fargo. West Chester, PA

Marywood Art Faculty Biennial (Group) Marywood University. Scranton, PA

Independent Artists Collective (Group) Laura Craig Connell Building. Scranton, PA

Japan Benefit Auction (Group) Studio X. New York, NY

 

2010

Recent Paintings (Solo) Wendell & Co. Scranton, PA

Small Works (Juried) Northeast Theater. Scranton, PA

Rogue Bodies (Solo) Suraci Gallery, Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

2009

Marywood Art Alum Exhibition (Juried) Scranton Club. Scranton, PA

Artists Open House Weekend (Group) Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA

Founder’s Day (Juried) Storefront gallery. Tunkhannock, PA

 

2008

Artists Open House Weekend (Group) Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA

 

2007

Thirdaversary: Past and Present Owners (Group) Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA

Artists Open House Weekend (Group) Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios. Springville, PA

Exalted Ephemera / Elemental Form (Juried) McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts,

University of Scranton | Insalaco Studio Arts Center, Marywood University. Scranton, PA

 

2006

Test Pattern Lives! (Exhibition with Evan Boggess) Test Pattern Gallery. Scranton, PA

Avanzada Comunal Ensenando y Educando (Group) Promoting Health and Education for

the Needy in Dominican Republic. The Bog. Scranton, PA

 

2005

The Powers That Be (Group) (Curator and Participant) Club 316. Emmaus, PA

Next Generation Exhibition (Group) AFA Gallery. Scranton, PA

 

2004

Mosche Bianche (Group) Studio Arts College International. Florence, Italy




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