May 2011

1: Who am I?

Ryan Wallace.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am an artist. Summer Whites at Rachel Uffner Gallery, curated by Eddie Martinez & Sam Moyer, June 24-July 29. Grasping for Relics. Zieher Smith Gallery, organized by Patrick Brennan, June 16-July 23. Solo show at Morgan Lehman Gallery, April, 2012.

I’m the co-owner/director of Halsey Mckay Gallery. Curator. Domestic Goods. Eric Firestone Gallery, May 28-June 28.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Brooklyn, New York. East Hampton, New York.

4: Who is your biggest hero?


5: What book is your bible?

The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Demian by Herman Hesse. Liber Novus by C.G. Jung. Codex Gigas by Herman the Recluse.

6: What are some things you love and some things you hate?

Love: paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, records, books, boards, water, woods.

Hate: mayonnaise, cottage cheese.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Making things.

8: What is your favorite color?


9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Lincoln Center.

11: What turns you on?

Demeter Kitchen.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

How soon is now?

Ryan Wallace lives and works between Brooklyn and East Hampton, New York. The artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, institutions and museums including Morgan Lehman Gallery, Zieher Smith, Rachel Uffner, Guerrero Gallery, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Katzen Arts Center, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, RISD and the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is a co-owner and director of Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton, New York and has curated exhibitions for Morgan Lehman Gallery, Eric Firestone Gallery, Envoy Enterprises, New Image Art and Raid Projects.


Ryan M Wallace Website

Halsey McKay Website

Morgan Lehman Gallery: Ryan Wallace

Guerrero Gallery: Ryan Wallace and Hilary Pecis

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Ryan Wallace in his Studio, 2011, Photography by Stephen Gelb

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