2013 Awesomeness

Another year-end review you shouldn’t read. But, if you like pictures and few words this may not be too painful. Below is a synopsis of exhibits, articles, and art-world experiences.  

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2013 The Numbers:

  • 19 exhibitions
  • 3 solo exhibitions, 1 in a museum
  • 3 pieces accepted into museum collections
  • 1 artist-in-residence program
  • 1 exhibit co-curated at the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Texas Biennial 2013
  • 1 faculty position
  • 8 speaking engagements
  • 20 articles/interviews related to Ryder’s art and events, 2 published articles
  • over 75 art works/installations created

The Art Foundation [link] had a huge year.


Boom Town @ the Dallas Museum of Art

TAF - Transmissions - Chaldron and Wall

Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love @ The Reading Room as part of the Texas Biennial 2013

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We also participated in the Dallas Biennial 2012 vol. 4 [link]  and had the article “Failure” published by semigloss magazine [link] regarding the public art proposal of Robert Andrade’s Ruined State(s) No. 2. 

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Culture Laboratory [link] had a great show at Collin College, FLOW.


Culture Lab has also been travelling Translatory Motion, a series of porcelain tile works made in China, exhibited in Jingdezhen, Houston, and Columbia College. [link]

culturelaboratory-an investigation of extra terrestrial issues for the uninitiated

We had a fun show called An Investigation of Extraterrestrial Issues for the Uninformed @ THE CUBE, Roswell, NM

SOLO Exhibits


Conflicted @ the Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, New Mexico [link]


Recompense @ 5&J Gallery, Lubbock, Texas [link]

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Conversations from the Museum of the Uninformed @ BLUEorange, Houston, Texas [link]

The Cube [link]
A gallery and installation space built inside my studio during my year-long stay at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. [link] Monthly shows were held at the gallery showing local and international artists while also serving as an installation space for my work.


Inquisition by Ryder @ The Cube, Roswell, NM

stephen lapthisophon-self deception 2013

Self Deception 2013 by Stephen Lapthisophon [link] ~ a Chicago and Dallas-based artist.


xxx-xxx-xxxx by Jesse Morgan Barnett and Michael Mazurek ~ founders of the Dallas Biennial 2012 [link]

More: Some images of specific works or series and related exhibits.


Exhibitor’s Exhibit, Cliff Gallery @ Mountainview College, Dallas
Le Bore, a series of 5 drawings about art installation. [link]

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Grove and Ceremony [link] is an online art shop carrying one of my prints.
Mass Ornament/Elegy, a series of works concerning post-fordism and allowing aesthetic quantity to generate content. [link]


Artists’ Commission @ Gray Matters, Dallas (curated by Sally Warren)
Safe, a series concerning loss of information as cultural voids and active territory. [link]


Amarillo Entropy @ The Power Station, Dallas [link]
Hidden Entrance, aluminum sign and a .270 at 100 yards.

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RJP Nomadic Gallery in CTRL + P  {Curated by Anna Walker}
Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

Last, and probably most permanent, are my tattoo updates from A OK Tattoo in Roswell.