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Ryan Ostrowski

Ryan Ostrowski

Ryan Ostrowski

Ryan Ostrowski was born in 1986 in Vermont. Early on he was drawn to filmmaking. Even before attending Keene State College in New Hampshire, where he received his formal training in film, he had written and directed a number of short movies. After graduating in 2008, Ostrowski moved to New York City where his focus gradually shifted to photography and painting. However, his aesthetic in these media is still deeply indebted to a cine sensibility. Two of his recent one-man shows in New York were entitled “Tribal Pop.” The British art critic Edward Lucie-Smith wrote in the catalog essay accompanying the exhibitions of this body of work, “What I would like to suggest is that Ostrowski, with keen intelligence and a well-developed sense of humor, is presenting us with a modern harlequinade.” Ostrowski’s previous solo exhibitions include shows in Mexico, New York City and an upcoming group exhibition at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, California in 2017. Ostrowski’s work is in a number of private collections in New York and London. The artist currently lives and maintains his studio in Hudson, New York.

Work by This Artist

Ryan Ostrowski: “Sleeping in a Field of Poppies”
By Ryan Ostrowski

Ethereal bloom grown deep within a solace garden.

By Ryan Ostrowski

The tug toward a premature demise finds romance.

By Ryan Ostrowski

Time lacks mercy on the flesh.

By Ryan Ostrowski

The drive to perfect defaces.

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