Ryan Coffey

b 1981 Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Chicago
email:  ryan.d.coffey@gmail.com


2011 – 2013 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
2002 – 2003 San Francisco Art Institute, BFA
1999 – 2002 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Ryan Coffey on Permanent Display, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 French Coffey, Lake Gallery, San Francisco

2010 Will You Please Turn The Nauman On, Heliopolis Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

           American Cinema, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco

2009 Everythings Invisible, Lake Gallery, San Francisco

2008 Recent Work, Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco
           Everyone’s Just Wild About Nostalgia, Bell Jar, San Francisco

2007 Through the Dark of Night, Fort Gallery, San Francisco
            American Dirge, Tartine, San Francisco

Collaborative Projects

2012 Let’s Just Call a Spade a Spade, New Capital Projects, Chicago – in collaboration with Kevin Goodrich

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Terrorists in the Librabry, MaClean 705 Space, Chicago
5 Year Anniversary Group Show, Evergold Gallery, San Francsico
2013 SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago
2012 Assemble, The Carousel Space Project, Chicago
2010 111 @ 111, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
Cupcakes and Creatures, Bell Jar, San Francisco
Goodbye, Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco
2009 Typeless, Timeless Communication, San Francisco
The Novemberists, 111 Minnna, San Francisco
Kitsch, Kitsch Gallery, San Francisco
You’re All Over Living Me, Lake Gallery, San Francisco
The Newspaper Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
Typeless Timeless Communication, Farleys, San Francisco

Public Talks

2013 Contemporary Practices: From Meaning to Making,visiting artist at the Early Collage Program, SAIC.
2012 From Space and Distance, in collaboration with Ruslana Lichtzier, Duo MAVCS lectures, SUGS Galleries, SAIC
2010 Artist Talk, American Cinema, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco


Killian, Kevin American Cinema SFMOMA OPEN SPACE

Sigo, Cedar Everythings Invisible, SFMOMA OPEN SPACE

Guardian Staff Writers, SFBG Best of the Bay Editors Picks: Arts and Nightlife 2010

Huston, Johnny Ryan, SFBG Weekly Picks September 2 – 8 2009

Huston, Johnny Ray, SFBG Best in Show – The Year in Visual Arts 2008

Goldberg, Max Ryan Coffey’s Mystic ‘60s, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Art Viewer, Ryan Coffey at Efrain Lopez Gallery


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