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

Mark RYDEN

Mark Ryden received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1987. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including a 2016 career-spanning retrospective Cámara de las maravillas at The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga, as well as an earlier retrospective Wondertoonel at the Frye Museum of Art in Seattle and Pasadena Museum of California Art (2004–2005). In 2017 Ryden was commissioned to create the set and costume design for a new production of Whipped Cream, put on by the American Ballet Theatre with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. The drawings, sketches and paintings created by Ryden for the ballet were exhibited concurrently at the Gallery Met located at the Metropolitan Opera House and at Kasmin. Ryden currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

education

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

solo shows

2022
- "Yakalina 9", Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- "Animal Secrets", Perrotin, Paris, France

2020
- “Anima Animals,” Perrotin, Shanghai, China

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

2020
- “The New Classic of Mountains and Seas: Contemporary Art on Chinese Original Myths and Legends - Anima Animals“, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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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"ANIMAL SECRETS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

"ANIMAL SECRETS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

Mark RYDEN

"YAKALINA 9" AT PERROTIN TOKYO

"YAKALINA 9" AT PERROTIN TOKYO

Mark RYDEN