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K. Ryan Henisey

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20180225211442-01_behold
Behold, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 36
20180225211443-08_seespystare
See, Study, Spy, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 36
20180225211444-gape_gaze_gawk_trio
Gawk, Gape, Gaze, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 72
20180225211446-peek_trio2
Peek, Peep, Peer, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 36
20180225211540-alaska
Alaska, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 11 X 16
20180225211540-arizona___new_mexico
Arizona, New Mexico, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 11 X 16
20180225211551-utah
Utah, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 11 X 16
20180225211551-texas
Texas, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 11 X 16
20180225211558-washington___oregon
Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 11 X 16
20180225211558-zzviews_ii_american_master
American Views, 2017 Cut Atlas Pages Over Printed Papers 10 X 60
20180225211652-disposition
Disposition, 2017 Ink On Paper 18 X 24
20180225211653-communion_quad_10x10
Communion, 2017 Ink On Paper 20 X 20
20180225211701-imagining
Imagination, 2017 Ink On Paper 18 X 24
20180225211702-fancy_quad_15x10
Fancy , 2017 Ink On Paper 24 X 20
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Recall, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Reply, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Rebound, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Repetition, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Reverberation, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Reiteration, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Recollection , 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
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Reflection, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
20180225211851-viewsiv9_v2b_
Representation, 2017 Digital Collage On Aluminum 11 X 14
20180225211934-k_ryan_henisey1
from Views IV, 2017 Digital Collage
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from Views IV, 2017 Digital Collage
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from Views IV, 2017 Digital Collage
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from Views IV, 2017 Digital Collage
20180225211951-k_ryan_henisey4
from Views IV, 2017 Digital Collage
20141125172729-kryanhenisey_rhino_lamag
Quick Facts
Birth year
1980
Schools
California State University, Bakersfield, 2008, MA
Representing galleries
Los Angeles Art Association, TAG Gallery
Statement

K. Ryan Henisey is an artist living in California. Ryan’s art has appeared in locations throughout the Golden State. His fine art work is greatly influenced by life in LA, the queer experience, social justice, and his early work as a public school teacher. The titular piece of his series #ArtToEndViolence was awarded and Award of Excellence in Watercolor at the California State Fair, 2015. In August, 2014, Ryan also won second place in South Bay Contemporary’s All Themes Considered, a national show juried by Scott Canty, former Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

Ryan grew up outside of Los Angeles on the border to the Angeles National Forest, spending his youth drawing, writing, and making creations out of any material he could get his hands on.

Ryan attended California State University, Bakersfield, earning his Bachelors in English and a California Teaching Credential. He was chosen as the Most Outstanding Credential Student, Antelope Valley in 2003. He returned a year later, earning his Masters in English in 2008. Ryan taught General Education, Fine Arts, and GATE in California Public Schools for over a decade.

Outside of work and his personal projects, Ryan is also a member and emeritus leader for Emerging Art Leaders Los Angeles, where he served three years as Communications Chair. Presently, Ryan works as a creative professional in Los Angeles, guiding internal change communications for a major travel and hospitality brand.

  • Winner: Award of Excellence, California State Fair, 2015 #ArtToEndViolence
  • Winner: 2nd Place, South Bay Contemporary Art Gallery, 2014 Out of the Darkness
  • Winner: 3rd Place, Orange County Creatives Gallery, 2014 Bougainvillea 
  • Member: TAG Gallery and Los Angeles Art Association