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Ryan Whelan

Ryan Whelan

Ryan Whelan’s artistic approach is elliptical, incessantly revolving around various degrees of truth to preserve his wonder for the world. He strives to capture the essence of the intangible; watch him lasso the moon and get closer to a place of stillness and reflection. Painting with oblique strategies, he builds spaces where you can feel free to be wrong, all to find something authentic.



Ryan Whelan (b. 1991) lives and works in Oakland, CA, dividing his time between his painting studio and fabrication workshop. Originally from Torrance, California, he moved to the Bay Area in 2009, earning his BFA in Printmaking from San Francisco State University. Whelan's work has been showcased nationally and internationally, including a recent exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco. He is currently gearing up for a forthcoming exhibition at Pt.2 Gallery in February 2024.


1308 Wood St. Oakland, Ca

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