Mixing an ancient form of printing with microscopic high tech cameras, Ryan Leitner creates installations that span time and space. Pulling from his southern background and nomadic upbringing, the navy brat from South Carolina produces quilt like paintings through his water marbling prints. These are paired with his video work that navigate the small spaces that can only be travelled with a cameras the size of a pen cap.

Because of his unique childhood, Leitner finds the phrase “look outside the box” boring, and would rather “look deeper into the corners of the box. There’s more to explore there," he says. In 2016, he recieved his Masters degree from School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

 

Education: 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MFA 2016

Regents University, London, BFA 2010

Columbia College, Chicago, 2006-2008

 

Solo Exhibitions:

Past The Curtain to See The Bones, Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA, Feb-Apr 2017

Bring Me Back, Lohioh Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2015

I Think it’s What I Want to be, Knock Knock Gallery, NY, 2014

Like It This Way, traveling show, NY, 2014

 

Group Exhibitions:

History doesn't Repeat itself, But it Does Rhymes, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, June 2017

FFAG Gallery, Fractal Fest, Stephentown, NY, 2016

Everyone's Coming Through Their Own Tiny Door, Cyclorama, Boston, MA, May 2016

New Landscapes, Spark Gallery, Boston, MA, 2016

Fractal Fest, Stephentown, NY, 2015

Group Show, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015

South Asia Exchange Show, Harvard, MA, 2014

New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, NY, 2014

POWERPLAY, Bridgehampton, NY, 2014

Spring Break LIC, Chashama, NY, 2014

…Like My Love Life, Chashama, NY, 2014

Good Bloody Luck, Bedroom Project, NY, 2014

Art of Fashion, Carnival, NY, 2010

Free-Range, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK, 2009

Curatorial:

History Doesn't Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, Jun 2017

Then and Now, Syndicate Gallery, NY. 2014

Residencies:

Manoog Residency, Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA, Oct 2016 -  Feb 2017

Chashama, Long Island City, NY, 2012

 

Directing:

Is What Is, Theatre in St. Peter’s, NY, 2014

 

Performances:

Abrams, Danielle; Hung Out to Dry, ICA, Boston, Dec. 3, 2015

Campos-Pons, Magdalena; Conversando Paz, Biennal de la Habana, Cuba, 2015

 

Publications:

Like it this way, Indie Photo book Library

Lost At E Minor, Guest Contributor

Fubiz, Editorial

Hyperallergic, Review

Like It This Way, Book, Self Published

Holly Ghost, Editorial

Spine TV, Editorial

 

Honors:

Merit Scholarship, SMFA Boston, 2014

Merit scholarship, AIU London, 2008

 

References: 

Available upon Request