christian uses these emerging [+ sometimes radical] art practices to construct anti-normative speculative bodies, participatory installations, and queer prosthetics that flirt with discipline and playfully resist biopolitical power. christian’s hybrid spaces and wearable artwork invites viewers + participants to playfully re-imagine the body’s sensory and social relationships through a kind of radical play and subversive pleasure.
presently, christian.ryan’s studio practice centers around researching ways to connect emerging art-making with new technology like 3D printing, digital fabrication, and soft/squishy circuitry as ways of creating reactive and animatronic sculptural forms + spatial media installations. an additional goal is to find ways of streamlining the process so that artists and students can better access and utilize the emerging technology. a more detailed artist statement here…
in 2010, christian.ryan received an MFA graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. recent exhibitions/performances include a sept2011 solo exhibition at The Cube at the Visual Art Exchange gallery in Raleigh, NC. currently, christian.ryan lives in Charlotte, NC with partner Robin James, 3 cats, + 2 pit bulls.