BIOGRAPHY

Born 1978, Los Angeles, California
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2006
MFA, Sculpture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2001
BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1996-98
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Ry Rocklen: L.A. Relics, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
My Metropolitan, Feuer/Mesler, New York, NY
2015
Trophy Modern: Legacy Collection, VAROLA at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Ry Rocklen: Trophy Modern, National Work Table, Clocktower, New York, NY
Condominium pancake, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium (with Derek Boshier)
2014
Local Color, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
UNTITLED, New York, NY
A Living, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2013
Trophy Modern, Absolut Bureau, Miami Beach, FL
2011
Believe You Me, UNTITLED, New York, NY
2010
ZZZ's, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX
2009
Art Kabinette, BERNIER/ELIADES, Art Basel Miami, FL
House of Return, Parker Jones, Los Angeles, CA
Good Heavens, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
2008
Good Grief, BERNIER/ELIADES, Athens, Greece
Time After Time, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
2007
Half Craft, Medium, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Just Us, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Land of Super Neutral, B.U.G. Gallery, Bangkok University, Thailand
Soft Ice, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Lost & Found, Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Grounded 4 Life, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Ancient Art Objects, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA
Summer Show, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
Concrete Island, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
I Love L.A., Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Cross Currents, COMA Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales
2016
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Wasteland, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Paris, France
2015
Thirty Shades of White, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Prototypology - An Index of Process and Mutation, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
2014
please enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Burned By The Sun, Mallorca Landings, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
2013
Murmurs: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Jew York, Zach Feuer and UNTITLED, New York, NY
Stand-in, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
Merci Mercy, Feedback Ltd., Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, NY
2012
YOUR HISTORY IS OUR HISTORY, curated by Rene-Julien Praz, Praz-Delavallad, Paris, France
For the Martian Chronicles, curated by Yael Lipschutz, L+M Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Coquilles Mecaniques, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France
Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Maybe it's the light that has to change and not much else, curated Janine Armin and Susie Halajian, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Venice Beach Biennial, Venice Beach, CA
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Torrance Biennial, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2011
Nothing Beside Remains, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa, TX
Home Alone, Sender Collection, Miami, FL
Jersey Bounce, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Knock, Knock! From the Collection of Paul and Sara Monroe, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Home Show, Revisited, Santa Barbara, CA
No Swan So Fine, curated by Joanna Fiduccia, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Group Show, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Country Music, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Rive Gauche/ Rive Droite, Marc Jancou, Paris, France
2009
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Athens Bienniale 2009 HEAVEN, Athens, Greece
Nothing is Permanent, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
Profession: galeriste, European Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
2008
That Was Then...This Was Now, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
2007
LA Bodies: Figuration in Sculpture, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sculptors Drawings: Ideas, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Warhol &. . ., Kanter/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Red Eye, The Rubell Collection, Miami, FL
LA Trash & Treasure, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Fall, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
From LA, Barronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
In Between Bandwidths: Bart Exposito & Ry Rocklen, with wording by Michael Ned Holte, Black Dragon Society, NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL
2005
LA Juried Show, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drive-By & reLAX, Upspace, Los Angeles, CA
Christmas in July, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2004
BLACK DRAGON SOCIETY, Apex Art, New York, NY
2003
3D 7DEEP, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Golden, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
Cluster Fuck, The Latch, Los Angeles, CA
Something Else, The Latch, Los Angeles, CA
Win, Lose or Draw/Smoking Pencils, Rolling Papers, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2002
I'm from Orange County and I Drink Johnny Walker Red, curated by Hubert Schmalix, Galerie Julius Hummel, Vienna, Austria
The Daily Circus, The Latch, Los Angeles, CA
Low Overhead, Todd Hughes Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Well Rounded Appetite, The Latch, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Face-Off, curated by Hannah Greely, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
Big Trouble in Little China, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
The Backyard Show, The Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Battle for the Greatest Drawing in the World Title, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Something of That Nature, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Chocolate Thunder, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

RESIDENCIES
2012
Montalvo Art Center Irvine Fellow, Saratoga, CA
2007
Medium, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
2006
Bangkok University School of Fine & Applied Arts, Thailand

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2003
Trance Plants, The Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Spoils, Sarah Coleman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Brantley, Rebecca. "Review: Ancient Art Objects is an acute examination of the contemporary." ArtsATL, September 11
Rexer, Raisa. "Revisiting the Arcades." art ltd., March/April
Griffin, Jonathan. "Ry Rocklen." Frieze, January/February
2016
Colacello, Bob. "The Lure of LACMA." Vanity Fair, December
Sabbaghzadeh, Darius. "Ry Rocklen." Flash Art, November/December
"Enjoy the View." C Magazine, October
Berardini, Andrew. "Ry Rocklen's L.A. Relics." BOMB, October 5
Mizota, Sharon. "Ry Rocklen's Sly Sculptures: There's more than what you might see at first." Los Angeles Times, September 16
Slenske, Michael. "Ry Rocklen's 'LA Relics' at Honor Fraser Gallery." Wallpaper, September 14
Boucher, Brian. "Ry Rocklen's Charming Audio Tour Guides Visitors Through His LES Show." Artnet, January 18
2015
O'Brien, Melinda. "The Talent." Southbay Magazine.com, February-March
"Ry Rocklen: Treasure Hunter." POCKO.com, September 4
Goldstein, Andrew M. "Want to Stay Cool? Then See These 50 Works from Paris Internationale." Artspace, October 24
Painter, Alysia Gray. "Trophy Furniture: Ry Rocklen Exhibit." NBC Los Angeles, December
2014
Castro, Jan Garden. "In the Studio with Ry Rocklen." International Sculpture Center, August
Martens, Anne. "Ry Rocklen's Quotidian Bling." Artillery, November
Fiduccia, Joanna. "Critics' Picks: Ry Rocklen." Artforum, June 4
Tschorn, Adam. "LAXArt gala serves up typing, tattoos and smashing taboos." Los Angeles Times, September 29
2013
Boucher, Brian. "Ry Rocklen's Absolut Sportif." Interview Magazine, December 4
"Ry Rocklen's Winning Installation in Miami Beach." Artsy, November 29
2012
Myers, Holly. "Made In LA: Ry Rocklen." art ltd., August
"Hammer announces $100,000 prize for new biennial; 60 artists chosen." Los Angeles Times, March
Honingman, Ana Finel. "Interview with Ry Rocklen." Artslant
2011
Goldstein, Andrew and Douglas, Sarah. "Bargains Were the New Bling at the Armory..." Artinfo, March
Donelan, Charles. "CAF's Home Show, Revisited: Ten Los Angeles Artists Take On Santa Barbara's Homes." Santa Barbara Independent, June 2
"Scary Clowns and Wet Feet at Ry Rocklen's Opening at Untitled." The New York Observer, September 8
Birnbaum, Brent. "Featured Artist: Ry Rocklen." Artcards Review, October 11
"Scary Clowns and Wet Feet at Ry Rocklen's Opening at Untitled." New York Observer, September
"This weekend: LAND takes over Marfa." Ballroom Marfa, December
2010
Anania, Katie. "Ry Rocklen, Visual Arts center, The University of Texas." Art Lies, Issue 66
Geha, Katie. "500 Words: Ry Rocklen." Artforum, November 26
2009
Carlin, T.J. "Reviews: Ry Rocklen – Good Heavens." Art Review, May
Sholis, Brian. "Reviews: Ry Rocklen at Marc Jancou." Artforum, Summer
Wharton, Annie. "Ry Rocklen." Flash Art, November-December
Shaw, Michael. "Ry Rocklen at Parker Jones Gallery." Artscene
2008
Goldberg, RosaLee. "Performance Anxiety: Political currents at the Whitney Biennial." Modern Painters, May
Anuradha, Vikram. "Los Angeles Artists Sweep the Whitney Biennial." Artillery, May
Dorment, Richard. "Whitney Biennial: sunk by its big ideas" Telegraph, April
Cotter, Holland. "Art's Economic Indicator." The New York Times, March 7
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. "Ry Rocklen – Studio Visit." FlashArt Online, March 11
Huldisch, Henriette. "Lessness: Samuel Beckett in Echo Park, or an Art of Smaller, Slower, and Less."
2007
Hargreaves, Kathryn. "Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe." Artillery, Summer
"Ry Rocklen at Medium Gallery." St Barth Weekly, num. 116
Sherwin, Skye. "Future Greats: Twenty-Five Artists to Look Out For in 2007." Artreview, March
2006
Spiegler, Marc. "American Renaissance." The Art Newspaper, July 27
Pines, Ethan. "Art Tsunami." The Men's Book, Spring
Hargreaves, Kathryn. "Real Live Art: Possessed & Transcendeant." The Arts District Citizen, February
2005
Holte, Michael Ned. Exhibition poster with text: In Between Bandwidths, Black Dragon Society at The NADA Art Fair
Studer, Margaret. "Shopping Spree: Buying is Strong in Basel." The Wall Street Journal Europe, June 24 – 26

PUBLICATIONS
2016
Wasteland: New Art from Los Angeles. Paris: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
2015
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. Ry Rocklen: Cast, Plated and Tiled. Los Angeles: Wood Kusaka Studios
2012
Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick. Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, University of California; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel
2008
Dalton, Trinnie. Whitney Biennial 2008. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art
In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream. Geneva: Blondeau Fine Art Services; Zurich: JPR Ringier
2007
Holte, Michael Ned. Red Eye. Miami: The Rubell Collection

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
MoCA Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY