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Ryan Vahey (b.1982) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his BA in Studio Art at the University of Vermont in 2005 before moving to New York City where he earned his MFA in the Photo, Video, and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in 2014. He employs a variety of media such as sound, sculpture, photography and painting to create multisensory installations that concentrate on the mutability of memory and the ways that individual recollections can trigger a universal response. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in a number of galleries and can be seen as part of the permanent collection of Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.





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Education

MFA Photo, Video, & Related Media
School of Visual Arts, New York 2014

B.A.  Studio Art
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. 2005

Residencies

The Wassaic Project

Childrens Museum of Art

Pioneer Works

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition May- September 2015

Echoics @ AYZART April - June 2015

The Miami Project December 2-7, 2014

A Personal Thing @ 184 Project Space Brooklyn, NY 2014

Pioneer Works / Center for Art and Innovation Brooklyn, NY 2014

Between Two Thoughts @ 601 West 26th St, New York, NY 2014

SVA Gallery- 601 West 26th St, New York, NY 2014

Performance Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY 2014                                                           

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, New York, NY. October – December   2013

Performance Somthin' Jazz Club, New York, NY 2013   

Performance Studio A.I.R., Brooklyn, NY 2013                                                                

Performance Spectrum, New York, NY 2013                                                                    

Performance Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME 2013                                                  

Performance Dixon Place Lounge, New York, 2013                                                                     

Black and White, Kentucky Arts Speaks Gallery, Louisville, KT. Feb 2011             

Photographers Showcase, Photostop Gallery, White River Junction, VT. 2010   

Riding the Rails, Photostop Gallery, White River Junction, VT. 2010                 

The Human Condition, Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC. 2010                        

Community, Photostop Gallery, White River Junction, VT. 2010  

unintentional words, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. 2004                 

Group II Visiting Artist Studios, Uxbridge, MA. 2001                                        

Group I Visiting Artist Studios, Uxbridge, MA 2000   

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PRESS RELEASE

"Ryan Vahey (b.1982) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He employs a variety of media such as sound, sculpture, photography and painting to create multisensory installations that concentrate on the mutability of memory and the ways that individual recollections can trigger a universal response. The interiority of this space transcends Vahey’s own subjective recollections and leads viewers to engage in their own exploration of these surreal fantasy landscapes. Subtle and sparse representational elements hint at loose narratives, allowing the simultaneous experience of the vaguely familiar and the decidedly strange.
In this installation of smaller work, Vahey gives the viewer a momentary glimpse into the larger worlds that are often created in his installations. “Echoics” was formed from parts of many different sculptures and mixed media processes and investigates the apertures in which we often view the world.  Through the use of lenses, screens, and references to common viewing formats, Vahey explores the works relationship to shifting perspectives and the ways in which one idea informs the following idea, as well as how the works function as part of an ongoing exploration in changing perspectives."



          RYAN VAHEY  ︎