JACK RYAN Jack Ryan (Djerassi, 2015) is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator. He uses sonic theory and optics as a conduit into sound and trance. His work has been exhibited at the IMAFY, Cairo, Egypt; Dublin Electronics Arts Festival, Ireland; Maison Laurentine, Paris; Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland; The American University Museum, Washington, D.C.; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; and The University of California Gallery, San Diego, among others. His work was included in the 2016 Portland Biennial. Ryan received an MFA from the University of Georgia. He is the director of Pacific Sky Exhibitions in Eugene, OR, and an associate professor of art and director of the Core Studio Program at the University of Oregon. www.volcanophile.com “I found a way to work on drawings that were small in scale and itinerant. I found an important way to work outside of my studio. The other fellows were amazing and I made new friendships. The food, the staff, and the freedom to work with other like-minded artists were transformative. My time at Djerassi was enormously productive and propelled my practice forward in meaningful ways.” Above: Color Sound Cone, 2015, drawing, paint, collage on paper, 36” x 24” Right: Woodside Terns, 2015, drawing and collage media on paper, 12” x 18”