Ryan Taber

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2nd street crack (south entrance 2nd Street tunnel, Los Angeles, CA) , 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
2nd street pocket (detail - south entrance 2nd Street tunnel, Los Angeles, CA), 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
Boulder 1 (Buttermilks, Bishop, CA), 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
Boulder 1 (detail - Buttermilks, Bishop, CA), 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
Boulder 2 (Buttermilks, Bishop, CA), 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
Boulder 2 (detail - Buttermilks, Bishop, CA), 2007 Archival Ink Jet Print 44 X 30 In
Reminiscent of Albert Bierstadt's "The Rocky Mountains: Lander's Peak", 2004 Wood, Plexi, Polystyrene, Paint, Foam 72x24x24 In
Untitled (Charpentier's Music Stand, w/ Haeckel's DiscoMedusa & D'Annunzio's SV9, 2006 Thermosel Plastic, Wood, Epoxy 40x11x11 In
Untitled (detail - Charpentier's Music Stand...)), 2006 Thermosel Plastic, Wood, Epoxy 40x11x11 In
November 1, 1755 9:20 AM, 2005 Polyurethane Foam, Wood, Epoxy Resin 76 X 30 X 30 Inches
© Courtesy of the Artist and Torrance Art Museum
© Courtesy of the Artist and Torrance Art Museum
Quick Facts
Fort Knox, KT
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
University of Hartford, 2000, BFA
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 2004, MFA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)








Ryan Taber, a Los Angeles-based artist, has produced drawings, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photographic works that explore ideas and practices from a wide range of interests, including romantic nationalism, 19th-Century American Romanticist landscape painting, hobbyist languages, earth sciences and rock climbing.


Photo images:


2nd Street crack (image 1 & 2):  Blue green algae and particulate deposits on crack; problem with chalked pockets. 


Boulder 1 (image 3 & 4):  Acarospora schleicheri and small foot with tic mark on slab, problem with crimps, left of the arete on unidentified pink and grey granite boulder.   


Boulder 2 (image 5 & 6):  Acarpspora schleicheri and chalked flake above Go Granny Go (V5), over humg problem with edges and patina side pulls on Grandma Peabody Boulder.


Bierstadt (image 7):  Reminiscent of Albert Bierstadt's :The Tocky Mountains: Lander's Peak," 1863, with splitscreen microbus, 1963, Trans(Formation #1)


Untitled (images 8 & 9):  Charpentier's Music Stand, 1901, with Haeckel's DiscoMeduse, 1094, and D'Annunzio's SVA 9, 1918. 





2004 MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2001 PB San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2000 BFA University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


Project Series 29: Machine Project Guide to the Natural Sciences and Cultural History, collaboration with Cheyenne Weaver, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

A Rhetoric of Ills: The Oekologie of Ornament in the Causatum of Stillness, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (with Sean Alward)
In Search of a Myopics Leitmotif, collaboration with Cheyenne Weaver,
Machine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Transient Concretions, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Witch From Whose Head The Ropes Hang Like Hair, Mint Gallery, Cal-Arts, Valencia, CA


The Post-Hobbyist Depravation, Mint Gallery, Cal-Arts, Valencia, CA


Terra Nullius, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


NADA Art Fair, Mark Moore Gallery, Miami, FL
SUPERSONIC, collaboration with Patrick Marcoux, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Field Trip, Swell Gallery S.F.A.I, San Francisco, CA
Historecital, Santa Clarita Historical Society, Santa Clarita, CA


Lodged In, The Big Oaks Lodge, Los Angeles State Park, Canyon Country, CA
Immergence, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA


The Farallon Occupation, in collaboration with Cheyenne Weaver, Detour Project Space,
San Francisco, CA
S.F.A.I Group Exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
15 Untitled Works In Deer Feed, Marfa, TX


A Night To Remember, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lights Out, The Roxy Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Way, Slipe Gallery, University of Hartford West Hartford, CT

-Miles, Christopher. "Ryan Taber," ArtForum, November 2006, p. 307
-Allen, Ken D. “From Machine to Museum Project: An Interview with Mark Allen, Founder of Machine Project,” X-TRA, Fall 2006, Volume 9 No. 1, pp. 4-13, illus. p. 7.
-Mendelsohn, Meredith. The New Romantics, ARTnews, February 2006.
-Pagel, David. ‘Beetles in the Midst of Oddly Fab Forum,’ The Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2005.
-Schmidt, J. ’The Lone and Level Sands’ ZYZZYA XX.3, November, 2004 (images)
-Deegan, Patrick W. ’Super-California,’, August 18, 2004.
-Pagel, David. ’Time and Space in Compression,’ The Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2004, p. E27.

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