Born 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION
2003
BFA, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011
MFA, UCLA, Los Angeles


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Your Attention Must Remain Intact!, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2015
Incessant Pinch, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2014
Bubble Over Puddle, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2013
Instabilities, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada (cat.)

2012
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2011
New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles

2010
Ryan Sluggett: Comments on the Techniques of the Masseuse, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2009
New Paintings, CAA Artist Project Space, Los Angeles

2007
Tyranny, YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto

2006
Advice From Left To Right, TrépanierBaer, Calgary
Pulling The Handle Any Minute Now, TrépanierBaer at the Niagara Gallery, Toronto

2005
Monsters and Their Niches, TrépanierBaer, Calgary

2004
On Posturing, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles
Made in Calgary: the 2000s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Canada
Out of Sight: New Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

2013
1912 / 2012: Made in Alberta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada

2012
Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
To Live and Paint in L.A., Torrance Art Museum, CA
Tag, You’re it, curated by Amber Noland, Royal/T, Los Angeles
Stars and Stripes, curated by Anne McCaddon, Pøst, Los Angeles

2011
Six Pack, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Four Artists, Fredericks & Freiser, New York

2010
With Nothing You Starve, With a Little You Survive, Illingworth Kerr Gallery,
Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt
Says I, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles

2008
Thick and Thin, curated by Wil Murray, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Remembering Madrid, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary

2007
Crack the Sky: La Biennale de Montréal 2007, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt,
There Are Those, curated by Jenifer Papararo, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Chorus: After Montreal, TrépanierBaer, Calgary

2006
Hit or Miss: Contemporary Drawing, curated by Chris Cran and John Will,
Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary

2003
Devices for Drawing, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
Addleman, Katie, “California Classics: Ryan Sluggett Keeps Tradition in Mind”, Canadian Art, Winter 2014, p130-134

2013
Nagel, Alexander, “Those Supposed Ruptures Are in Effect Flat to Us”, p3-5, Ryan Sluggett: Instabilities, published by TrepanierBaer

2012
Pagel, David, “Explosive in Their Delicacy”, Los Angeles Times, Friday, February 11, pD14-15
Knight, Christopher, “An Alluring Shift in time for L.A.”, Los Angeles Times, Monday, June 11, p D1, D10-11

2011
Sandals, Leah, “Canada in Miami: Not So Cold Comforts”, canadianart.ca, published online December 8

2009
Moser, Gabby. “Gala Goodies: From New Arrivals to Perennial Partiers”, Canadian Art Online, September 24, 2009
Goff, Eben. “Reclining Landscapes”, catalogue designed by Chelsea Cardinal, published by the Khyber Institute, Halifax

2007
Baerwaldt, Wayne. “La Biennale de Montréal: Crack the Sky”, Public35, pp.136-137
McCarrel, Jessica. “Join in the Chorus: TrépanierBaer features Biennale artists”, FFWD Weekly, June 21-27, 2007, p. 45
Tousley, Nancy. “Animated Wonder”, Calgary Herald, Thursday, May 10, Section D, pp. D5
“West heads east for Biennale”, Calgary Herald, Thursday, May 10, 2007, p. D5
Milroy, Sarah. “Montreal Biennale: Crack the Sky”, Globe & Mail, Monday, May 21, 2007, pp. R8, R10

2006
Carlson, Lance. “Ryan Sluggett”, artUS, Issue 12, March/April 2006, pp. 16, 17
Clintberg, Mark. “Ryan Sluggett”, Canadian Art, Spring 2006. p. 106
Milroy, Sarah. “Critics Wish List”, Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 2, p. R5

2005
Willard, Christopher. “Confronting Monsters”, Calgary Herald, Saturday, December 17, 2005,
Section F, pp. F1/F2
Dault, Julia, “Strange and beautiful, witty and whimsical”, Ryan Sluggett,
Monsters and their Niches, National Post, Thursday, November 24, 2005, Arts & Life, Avenue, p. B7
Rhodes, Richard. “Canadian Art: Ryan Sluggett”, Canadian Art, Spring, p. 17

2004
Cameron, Eric. “The Two Ryan Sluggetts” (Draft), Art Gallery of Calgary, September 2004

2003
Sluggett, Ryan, Visual Arts Review – 2002 Alberta Biennial, FFWD, Vol. 7, No. 42, p. 20

 

CATALOGS
2013
“Ryan Sluggett: Instabilities”, published by TrepanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2010
Feitelson Arts Foundation Award

2008
Hammer Museum Drawing Competition, 1st place

2007
Visual Arts Development Award, Vancouver Foundation and Contemporary Art Gallery
Travel Grant, Canada Council

2005
Project Grant – Sound Component for Film, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2003
The Governor General’s Academic Medal
Board of Governors Award for Painting
Louise McKinney Scholarship
Laura Mae Stillings Scholarship
Liberal Studies Mentor Award

2002
Atco Gas Award
Frank Vervoort Memorial Scholarship
Heinz Jordan Memorial Award
Illingworth Kerr Scholarship
Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship
Maimer/Davies International Prize
Professional Art Dealers Association Scholarship