Ryan Trecartin

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Ryan Trecartin
Ryan Trecartin talking with Libby, Fabric Workshop opening, May 1, 2009 (3494517968).jpg
Trecartin, 2009
Born 1981
Webster, Texas
Nationality U.S.American
Education Rhode Island School of Design
Known for Video art, Sculpture, Installation art, New media art
Notable work

A Family Finds Entertainment 2004

I-Be AREA 2007

Trill-ogy Comp 2009

Any Ever 2010

Center Jenny 2013

Ryan Trecartin (born 1981, Webster, Texas) is an American artist and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles.[1] He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA in 2004.[2] Trecartin has since lived and worked in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami.[1] His creative partner and long-term collaborator is Lizzie Fitch, an artist that he has been working with since 2000.[3] [4]

In 2006, the Wall Street Journal included Trecartin in a selection of ten top emerging US artists including Dash Snow, Rosson Crow, Zane Lewis, and Keegan McHargue.[5] More recently, in 2009, Trecartin was the recipient of the inaugural Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, the world's largest juried individual fine art prize, awarded by Tyler School of Art;[6] he received the New Artist of the Year Award at The First Annual Art Awards, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and he was awarded a 2009 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.[7]

His work is featured in the Saatchi Gallery collection[5] and has appeared in many museum exhibitions including The Generational: Younger Than Jesus at The New Museum in New York, Queer Voice at the ICA in Philadelphia, Between Two Deaths at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, and the 2006 Whitney Biennial, as well as in recent solo exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others.[2]


  1. ^ a b Knight, Christopher (15 August 2010). "Art Review: Ryan Trecartin at MOCA Pacific Design Center". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles). Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ryan Trecartin Bio". Elizabeth Dee Gallery. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Kitamura, Katie; Kunzru, Hari. "Ryan Trecartin: in conversation". Frieze Online. Frieze. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. "In the Studio: Ryan Trecartin". Art in America. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Crow, Kelly (14 April 2006). "The 23-Year Old Masters". The Wall Street Journal. pp. W1. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Trecartin named Wolgin prize winner" (Press release). Temple University. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Trecartin". Electronic Arts Intermix. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

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