Join curator Blair Murphy for a conversation with AAC resident artist Ryan McCoy in this episode of AAC Off the Wall. They discuss the body of work Ryan has been focusing on for the last fifteen years as well as a new direction his work has recently taken. Ryan is currently preparing for his second solo show in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, which is scheduled to open in January of 2021.
Ryan McCoy is an artist based in Washington DC. He works in various media but is known primarily for paintings in which he combines specific materials, such as seawater, ash, rust, and baby powder to create iconographies about time, place, and memory. His work has been exhibited at national and international venues, including Connersmith (Washington, DC), Latrobe Contemporary (Victoria, Australia), and Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA). McCoy’s paintings are included in numerous private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Australia. He is currently in residency at Arlington Arts Center and teaches at George Mason University.