to Mar 15

W2S (Window to Sculpture) Emerging Artist Series 2019 Exhibition at The Sculpture Center

On view Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 (Opening Reception) to Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. 

The Sculpture Center press release

About the W2S series: 

Through the Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series (W2S), The Sculpture Center has advanced the careers of exceptional Ohio artists for over 25 years. In 2014, we expanded the program to include artists from the greater area of the Great Lakes region, adjoining states, and Ontario, Canada. The Sculpture Center embraces artists whose art practices include sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics and performance.

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to Nov 29

show at ACRE PROJECTS (Chicago) curated by Kate Sierzputowski

As part of my 2017 residency with ACRE, my work will be featured at ACRE Projects (1345 W 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608) in an exhibition curated by Kate Sierzputowski (also check out her writing for Hyperallergic here).

I'm really excited about this show and I will post details here as the show approaches. In the meantime, sign up for my newsletter to stay informed: 

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6:00 PM18:00

FULL FATHOM FIVE group exhibition at Progressive Insurance, Cleveland Ohio

  • Progressive Corporation (Campus II) 300 North Commons Boulevard Mayfield Village, OH 44143 (map)
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From the exhibition website:

"“Full Fathom Five” is a peer-selected invitational exhibition of 30 artists working in Northeast Ohio whose artworks collectively demonstrate the depth of studio strategies at work in our coastal region.

Beginning with six artists in a group we named “Fathom One,” we asked each artist to nominate another artist working in our region whose work they admire, but whom they did not know well. This created a second group of six artists that we named “Fathom Two.” The nominating process continued until we reached five full fathoms totaling 30 artists. 

Selecting each artwork for this exhibition entailed the coming together of nominated artist, nominating artist, and curators from Progressive in 30 studio visits from February through July 2018. The exhibition is installed according to the selection sequence, grouping each artist together with the artist they selected, and illustrating the breadth of the relationships established during this process. These sequences are illustrated through the rows of the chart below. 

The democratic, artist-driven design of “Full Fathom Five” has generated an illuminating and remarkable mapping of art produced in our region. The full-scope process from seed idea discussion to exhibition realization has been for the staff of the Progressive Art Collection an extraordinary uplift and an unforgettable experience. We hope you enjoy navigating the depth and breadth of this exhibition."

Explore the sequence of artists that I'm part of for this show:


The event is free, but since this is a gallery in a corporate collection, RSVP is required for ticketing: 

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to Sep 22

For Freedoms (Art Academy of Cincinnati)

  • Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery (Art Academy of Cincinnati) (map)
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Three of my pieces will be included in this group exhibition at the Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery in a show of Ohio artists working on issues related to power and voices in our current political climate. The exhibition is curated by Emily Hanako Momohara. My pieces on view include:

  1. My Lack of Redness is Transparent (2017)
  2. Deportes (2017)
  3. Mar-a-Lago-Becomes-a-Swamp (Mar-a-Lago-a-Pantano)


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to Sep 21

solo exhibition SOWING SEEDS OF DISCONTENT at Fawick Art Gallery, Baldwin Wallace University

  • Fawick Art Gallery Kleist Center for Art & Drama (map)
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Description from the gallery website:

"Ryan Dewey draws formal comparisons between glacial activity and agriculture, embarking on a sculptural tour that begins in a past ice age, moves through the dawn of civilization and the beginnings of catalog culture, continues to our present time, and reaches into the deep future to see where discontent is taking us."

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment, call 440-826-2152.

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to Oct 21

ART SAFIENTAL land art biennale (Switzerland)

  • Art Safiental Land Art Biennale (map)
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description from Biennale website: 

"The on-site artistic works result from a dialogue with nature and the environment. Created in the spirit of a transdisciplinary practice, they are concerned with questioning, exploring and revising the historical term Land Art.  as well as transdisciplinary practice. The works constitute proposals for a possible future Land Art which integrates the environment, history and society into its production in addition to landscape and nature. Incorporating the notions of landscape and nature, the created works reimagine Land Art into a practice which integrates the environmental, historical and societal aspects. The artworks of Art Safiental are temporary; they are spread over the length of 25 miles through the Safien Valley starting from Versam at the entrance to the valley, through Tenna and Safien in its middle and to Thalkirch and Turrahus at its end."

More information here.

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to Jul 15

Sticks & Stones (group exhibition)

Some of my new work will be in a group exhibition called Sticks & Stones, curated by Bill Schubert and opening at Heights Arts (2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118) on June 15th. The following weekend there will be a cairn building workshop on site that I'll also participate in. The exhibition promises to be exiting with artists including Kevin Kautenburger, Andy Curlowe, Freeland SouthardJeanetta Hos, and Steven Mastroianni, and myself.

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6:00 PM18:00

non//sense - Gordon Square Arts District summer artist-in-residence

This summer, non//sense takes the form of traveling sensorium--part curiosity cabinet, part mobile laboratory, all experimental art. non//sense invites the curious to a series of artist-led labs and exhibitions in and around Gordon Square Art District (GSAD). See. Hear. Feel. Stay tuned.

non//sense is Marcus Brathwaite, Kat Burdine, Ryan Dewey, Christopher Horne, Kelley O’Brien, Arthur Russell, Anthony Warnick.

Come to the opening at GSAD office at Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios on June 15th. I'm double booked for openings, so I won't be there, but my collaborators will be. Stay tuned to the GSAD Facebook page for updates and scheduling for summer programming.

Follow us on Instagram: @non.sense.collective

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to May 5

non//sense (Montreal)

An exhibition with Chris Horne, Kat Burdine, Kelley O'Brien, Anthony Warnick, Arthur Russel, and myself at Uncommon Senses 2 at Concordia University, Montreal. Here is the exhibition description:

"non//sense invites conference attendees to interact with seven works by six artists to explore the uncommon senses of environments. This interactive micro-exhibit encourages spectators to embody altered apprehensions of amplification and suppression, presence and absence, imminence and ephemerality—sense and non-sense."

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6:00 PM18:00

Looking to geologic pasts to imagine future worlds (creative writing workshop)

I'll be running a writing workshop with science fiction writer Charles Oberndorf as part of Sara Black and Amber Ginsburg's exhibition 7000 Marks on view now at SPACES in Cleveland (2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. The event is free and open to the public. Here is the description of the event from the SPACES website. 

"A geologist and a fiction writer will lead creative workshop, Adapting into the Future, Looking to Former Landscapes to Imagine Future Worlds, as part of 7000 Marks
CREATIVE WRITING - Looking to geologic pasts to imagine future worlds
Human beings understand the world through human scales of reference, both physically and in time. The study and consideration of geology encourages us to imagine deep time as it reaches into the past and the art of science fiction enables us to consider deep futures. Join artist and geologic thinker Ryan Dewey, science fiction author Charles Oberndorf and 7000 Marks artists Sara Black and Amber Ginsburg in a discussion on these themes and activate the 7000 pencils through a creative writing workshop in which we will aim to imagine outside of the human timeframe into deep futures."

Read more here.

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