Born in 1963 in Medford, Oregon, USA
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA

Mark RYDEN

education

1987
- Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

solo shows

2020
- “Super Spirit Animals,” Perrotin, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)

2018
- “Quintessence 132 – Macro Dodecahedron,” installation at Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong
- “Quintessence 132 – Macro Dodecahedron,” installation at PMQ Hollywood Garden, Hong Kong

2017
- “The Art of Whipped Cream,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
- “The Art of Whipped Cream,” Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2016
- “Mark Ryden: Cámara de las Maravillas, Retrospective Exhibition,” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
- “Diversiform,” Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan

2015
- “Dodecahedron,” Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY

2014
- “The Gay 90’s West,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010
- “The Gay 90’s: Old Tyme Art Show,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
- “The Artist’s Museum,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009
- “The Snow Yak Show,” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- “Tree Show,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004
- “Wondertoonel,” Frye Museum, Seattle, WA; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

2003
- "Blood," Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY

2002
- "Bunnies and Bees,” Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

2001
- "Bunnies and Bees," Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY
- "Amalgamation," Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1998
- "The Meat Show," Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA

group shows

2018
- “Michael Jackson: On The Wall,” National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom;
- Grand Palais, Paris, France;
- Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany and Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
- “Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel,” organized by Susan Michal, Los Angeles, CA
- “High-Fructose: The Art of the Mushroom,” The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017
- “Naturalia,” Paul Kasmin Gallery with Sotheby’s Gallery, New York, NY

2016
- “Juxtapoz x Superflat” curated by Takashi Murakami and Evan Pricco,” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016
- “Juxtapoz x Superflat,” Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA
- “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
- “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
- “Cat Art Show LA,” Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
- “Hey! modern art and pop culture / Act III,” La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France
- “Fade to Black,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2014
- “Lowbrow Insurgence: The Rise of Post-Pop Art,” Hartwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2012
- “WONDERFUL – Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke,” me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
- “La Mixtape,” LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2010
- “Art Shack,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
- “The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
- “25th Anniversary Show,” Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
- “Naked,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
- “Pictopia—Festival of New Character Worlds,” Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2008
- “In the Land of Retinal Delights,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2007
- “El rey de la casa,” Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2005
- “Au Pays de Merveilles," 4 artist show with Eric White, the Clayton Brothers, Marion Peck and Mark Ryden, Galerie Magda Danyz, Paris, France

2004
- “Innocence Found," DFN Gallery, New York, NY
- "Modern Love," M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2003
- "Insalta Mista," Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Bologna, Italy
- "Invitationa,l" Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, California & New York, NY
- "Dark Fairytales," Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
- "Invitational VI," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
- "Hello," PressPop Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Draw," Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
- "Von Dutch an American Original," Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, CA
- "Invitational V," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001
- "Representing LA, Pictorial Currents in Southern CA Arts," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA and Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
- "Invitational IV," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
- "Retrospective" Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA
- "Margaret Keane and Keaneabilia," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
- "Luck of the Draw" La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- "Up From the Underground," Hollywood Arts & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
- "Invitational III," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- 1999 "Six Forms of Love and Despair," Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- "Tiki Group Show," Huntington Beach Arts Center, Huntington Beach, CA
- "Group Show," Copro-Nason Gallery, Culver City, CA
- "Invitational II," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998
- "Kittens’n’Kads," Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- "Custom II," Acme Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- "No Red Ribbons," Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
- "Tribute to La Luz de Jesus," Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- "Invitational I," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
- "Calivera Kustom," Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
- "21st Century Tiki," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994
- "Side Show," Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

public collections

- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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