Ryan Sullivan, November 20, 2013–December 11, 2013, 2013. Oil, latex, enamel and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 96 x 84 in.

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan was in residence at Chinati, working in the former Dollar Store in downtown Marfa, for the months of March and April 2014. Sullivan was born in New York and lives and works there. His paintings are the direct result of an ongoing and open-ended process that focuses on the physical properties of the variety of media he uses to bring them into being. In Sullivan’s work the actual movement of the material becomes the agent of its final composition. Sullivan’s work has been included in exhibitions at Hydra’s Workshop, Hydra, Greece; Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy; and Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri.