Ryan Jones
August 2012
SFMOMA SECA Art Award Nominee

I am honored to announce that I have been nominated for the 2012 SECA Art Award.

Since 1967, SFMOMA and its art interest group SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) have honored Bay Area artists with the biennial SECA Art Award, which includes an SFMOMA exhibition, an accompanying catalogue, and a modest cash prize.

If selected, I will be proposing and installing an ambitious offsite project which will open in Fall 2013. I am excited to be included with the other talented SECA Nominees this year, and hope my project is chosen from this very competitive field.
March 22nd & 23rd, 2012
One Week: Two Openings!

I am very pleased to announce two upcoming events this week featuring my work. The first is a reception for a large-scale chalk-line installation I recently completed for the second round of the Aldea Arts Program at Aldea Home. The event is at 890 Valencia Street this Thursday, March 22nd from 6-8pm.

I am also the subject of a solo show which is the culmination of my 6 month studio residency at Aggregate Space in Oakland. There will be an opening reception this Friday, March 23rd, from 6-10pm at 801 West Grand (at West Street, a few blocks from 19th Street BART) I have had the opportunity to fill Aggregate's entire gallery space with my work, and will also have my studio open for viewing. If you can't make it this Friday, there will also be an event during the Oakland Art Murmur, Friday April 6, 5-8pm.

I would very much love to see you at either or all events so that you can see what I've been up to for the past several months! Full details are below:

Ryan Jones | New Works
Opening Reception: March 23, 6-10pm
First Friday Event: April 6, 5-8pm

In association with his 6 month residency at Aggregate Space, we are pleased to devote a solo show to the work of Ryan Jones.

With Jones’ transmutational sculptures and installations, we can see carefully selected materials take on new meaning, but more importantly we become aware of a compelling commentary on the act of making.

Aggregate Space
801 West Grand (at West Street)
Oakland, CA 94607
(Aggregate Space is a warehouse and has a similar temperature to the outside; please dress accordingly)

Aggregate Space is an artist-run gallery and event space located in West Oakland. Aggregate's mission is to provide access to artists driving innovation with sculptural and digital media and whose breadth of work evokes conceptual rigor and advanced ideation processes. We strive to maintain innovation in the arts by providing the necessary space for artists in a professionally-outfitted facility equipped with a fabrication shop, design studio, and screening room.
*Image courtesy of Aaron Rosenstreich

Aldea Arts Program
Opening Reception March 22, 6-8
Exhibition runs from March through July 2012

890 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110
Open 11-7 everyday

Ryan Jones
Derek Lynch
Natalia Nakazawa
Nathalie Roland
Leah Rosenberg
Katie Shapiro
Jessica Skloven
Curated by Deric Carner

Aldea Home is thrilled to present its second curated exhibition at its new 7000 sq ft home store at 890 Valencia Street. This group of contemporary artists were chosen and carefully situated within fully staged rooms in order to showcase ambitious art in ideal domestic spaces.

Derek Lynch’s geographic, architectural paintings are discerning reflections of San Francisco’s vibrant neighborhoods, and also reveal Aldea’s interest in local artists. Ryan Jones’ site-specific installation, Plumb Arc, made of contractor’s chalk, gently graces one of Aldea’s large walls. The performative act of rendering this distinguished work speaks to Jones’ fascination with found or readily available materials creating what he terms “unexpected moments of beauty.” Katie Shapiro’s quiet photographs from the series here & there bear witness to the California landscape. Also dealing with land, but from an arial, fantastic perspective are Natalia Nakazawa's hand finished 5-color letterpress prints created in collaboration with master printer Nicholas Hurd.

This group of featured artworks interact poignantly within a context similar to how art lives in actual homes. We hope to inspire our patrons to collect unique art pieces alongside home furnishings and design accents.

Aldea Home is a Mission-based home furnishing and design store specializing in modern organic and functional pieces for eclectic, urban spaces. The mission of Aldea Home is to provide an inviting in-store experience that inspires design within your own home and life. Dedicated to curating the highest-quality modern organic and responsibly produced pieces at accessible prices, Aldea Home is a home furnishing and design destination for every room in your home.

Aldea Home
890 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415.865.9807
Toll Free 866.402.5332
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11 till 7 every day
December 10, 2011
Misfit Toy Factory at Root Division

I am excited to be participating in the Misfit Toy Factory, a one-night-only live sculpture making event at Root Division. I will be furiously whittling in their Mission District gallery space from 9-10pm, so please stop by and check it out. Click here for more details.
December 1, 2011
New Artist in Residence at Aggregate Space

I am pleased to announce that I have moved into the artist-in-residence studio at Aggregate Space, a new art and performance space in West Oakland. While there, I will be working on a variety of projects which will culminate in a solo show in the spring. (Date TBA.)

Aggregate Space also hosts events during the Oakland Art Murmur (every first Friday of the month), and I am usually in my studio during these events. Feel free to stop by to check out the space and see what I'm up to!
June 24th, 2011
Upcoming Show In NYC

I will be creating two site-specific snap-line drawings for two simultaneous shows curated by Regina Rex Gallery in New York City. One will be at their permanent gallery space in Bushwick, and one will be in the Art Blog Art Blog pop-up space in Chelsea. Full details of the events can be found here & below:


OPENING RECEPTION (in two parts)
Friday, June 24th 6-9pm at ART BLOG ART BLOG 508 W. 26th St. 11th Fl., New York, NY 10001
9pm-12am at REGINA REX 17-17 Troutman St. #329 Queens, NY 11385

Curated by Regina Rex at ART BLOG ART BLOG and REGINA REX
June 24-July 9, 2011

Lisha Bai
Anne-Lise Coste
Louise Despont
Elise Ferguson
Dave Hardy
Ryan Jones
Carlos Reyes
Robot + Horse
Adam Thompson
Leonie Weber

ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of Entanglement, curated by Regina Rex. This show is the third in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 24th from 6-9 p.m. in Chelsea, and will continue at Regina Rex from 9 p.m. -12 a.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, July 9th. Open hours at ART BLOG ART BLOG are Wednesdays - Saturdays from Noon- 6p.m. and by appointment. Open hours at REGINA REX are Saturdays – Sundays from Noon- 6p.m. and by appointment.

Entanglement is an exhibition in two locations: the temporary site of ART BLOG ART BLOG at 508 W. 26th Street in Chelsea and REGINA REX at 1717 Troutman St. in Queens. Exploring simultaneity, symmetry and seriality, all ten artists are each presenting the same or closely related works in each space. Including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, wall-drawing and video, the exhibition addresses the intrinsic and cosmic likeness of things made by any individual. Despite difference in context and subtle changes in form or scale, Entanglement acknowledges the entirety present within the piece.

Regina Rex is an artist-run exhibition space located on the border of Ridgewood, Queens and Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through an inclusive collaborative structure, Regina Rex aims to build an exhibition context that is rigorous, cogent and driven by our engagement and dialogue with other artists. There are currently thirteen participating curators at Regina Rex.

Directions to Regina Rex: L train to Jefferson, exit, walking along Wyckoff to Troutman. Walk up (north) on Troutman two blocks, passing St. Nicholas and Cypress, to a large brick building on the left. Regina Rex is in suite #329.

508 W. 26th St. 11th Fl. New York, NY 10001
Hours: Wed-Sat, 12-6

17-17 Troutman St. #329 Queens, NY 11385
Hours: Sat-Sun, 12-6