Ryan Mrozowski was born in Pennsylvania in 1981. In Mrozowski’s paintings strange and mysterious events appear to be in progress. Crowds of a few or many gather around some central activity.
“In my paintings I depict crowds of figures gathered in the pursuit of knowledge and entertainment. My work is about the effort to understand our world through the various lenses of history, spirituality, science, music, horror films, consumerism, video games, theater productions, sports, literature, etc. Above all I am interested in a life lived vicariously.” (Mrozowski)
2005 MFA, Painting. Pratt Institute
2003 BFA, Painting. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Robert E Cook Honors College
Ryan Mrozowski, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
A Mouth that Might Sing, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY. April-May
Luminous Fleas, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY. April-May
Arm In Arm With the Empty Spirit, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY. January
The Refrain, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA. November
The Upward March, Metaphor Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY.May 2006
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Idiom I,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
“HOPE DESPITE THE TIMES,” ZieherSmith, New York, NY
“Unhinged,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Discursive Arrangements of Stubbornly Persistent Illusions, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY (July 14-August 14). Curated by Timothy Hull and Lumi Tan
Lift #20, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Subjective / Objective, Pierogi, Brooklyn (July)
Synaptic Mimes: The Private Spectacular, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA
5 from Brooklyn, Froelick Gallery, Seattle, WA
Relocation, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY. Curated by Aaron Smith
Cream, No Sugar, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Pierogi et al, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Building Steam, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Curated b y Mike Homer
In Full Cry, New Image Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Matt Leines & Taylor McKimens
Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany.
Come One, Come All, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Summer Guthery & Sophie Landres
Natural Reaction: Tastes Like Chicken, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Summer Guthery & David Smith
One Year Later, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Northbound, Gallery Boreas, Pittsfield, MA.
Northbound, Gallery Boreas, Reykjavik, Iceland.
CoCa Annual (Juror: Ernesto Pujol), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Wa.
Four Squared, MOTEL Gallery, Portland, Ore.
Underneath, McCaig Wells Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY.
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
I-Park, East Haddam, CT
Winant, Carmen. “A painter’s Illumination,” Bomblog, July 17, 2012
Indrisek, Scott. Exhibition Review, Modern Painters Magazine, July 2012
Zevitas, Steven. “10 Must-see painting shows: May 2012,” Huffington Post, May 2012
Howe, David Everitt. “Discursive Arrangements…,” ArtReview Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011
Heinrich, Will. “Image and Illusion…,” NY Observer, August 2, 2011
MacMillian, Kyle. “Future of art, through eyes of under-33s,” Denver Post, Dec. 9, 2010
Scheps, Manya. “Synaptic Mimes: The Private Spectacular,” Philadelphia Weekly, April 13, 2010
New American Paintings 80 (Northeast), February/March 2009, Volume 14, Issue 1. (Cover Illus. + pp. 104-7)
Global Education Research Reports, Report 2 | “Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility,” Institute of International Education, Eds. Rajika Bhandari and Shepherd Laughlin, NY 2009 (Cover Illus.)
Ollman, Leah. Around the galleries, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2008
Weist, Nick. “A look at Ryan Mrozowski,” The Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2008
Naves, Mario. “Under Strange Ritual,” The New York Observer, January 15, 2008
Hackett, Regina. “Artists muse on America with mostly positive results,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 11
Flavorpill, February 19, 2008 (Illus.)
PRACTICE: New Art and Writing, Issue 1, 2006.
Dirt Press Issue 2. 4, 2006.
Hour Hour, Christian Hawkey, Delirium Press, 2005.
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
The Schwartz Art Collection (Harvard Business School)
The Progressive Collection
The Vulcan Art Collection
Eric Fischl Private Collection
Adam Clayton Private Collection
Numerous private collections