Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones’s arresting paintings immerse us in stories featuring beautiful women and mysterious, luxurious settings—secluded swimming pools, shadowy rooms with ornate furniture—images infused with fantasy and a hint of noir. 

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Biography

Inspired by media from the world of cinema and advertising, Ryan Jones’ paintings are finely choreographed conversations that reimagine classical imagery in a contemporary context. Narratives are frozen in time with character’s stories reframed in compelling layouts. Jones favors mysteries left open to interpretation where composition and framing make what we don’t see just as important as what we do see. Within the fragmented visual information emerge critiques of cultural themes spanning across a range of human emotions.

Jones’ process integrates imagery from vintage ads and movies into his work, and over the years he has built a large archive of film stills, magazine clippings and photographs. This material is then manipulated, cropped, and processed in numerous variations and visual realizations. The end result is ultimately reimagined and skillfully rendered with paintbrush on canvas.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Slivers of Reality, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2014 Tunnel Vision, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
2010 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Wonderland SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Project 1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Market SF, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Context NY, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, New York, NY.
2015 Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Market SF, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Art Silicon Valley, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Mateo, CA.
Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece.
2014 Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Art Southampton, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Southampton, NY.
2013 James Bond Show, Time And Space Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA.
Fantastic 50, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 3 Year Anniversary, Wonderland SF Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
2012 Opening Exhibition, Kult Gallery, Singapore.
Envisioned Enhancement, Wonderland SF Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
La Jungla, Wonderland SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Emerging Artists of 2012, Driftwood Art Salon,
San Francisco, CA.
Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Garbage Pail Kids Tribute Show, Gallery 1988,
Beverly Hills, CA.
Crazy For Cult 5, Gallery 1988, Beverly Hills, CA.
Wet Hot American Summer Show, Gallery 1988, Venice, CA. Pee Wee Herman Tribute Show, Gallery 1988, Venice, CA.
Apocalypse Meow, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Menagerie, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Is This Thing On Gallery 1988, Beverly Hills, CA.
Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.
2010 Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.

Publications
2016 California Home & Design, January Issue.
2013 7x7 Magazine, Travel Feature, May Issue.
2012 Kult Magazine, Unbreakable Issue, Singapore.
Kult Magazine, Earth Issue, Singapore.

Press

PRESS

Selected Artworks

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Slivers of Reality, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2014 Tunnel Vision, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
2010 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Wonderland SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Project 1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Market SF, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Context NY, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, New York, NY.
2015 Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Market SF, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Art Silicon Valley, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Mateo, CA.
Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece.
2014 Miami Context, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Art Southampton, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Southampton, NY.
2013 James Bond Show, Time And Space Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA.
Fantastic 50, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 3 Year Anniversary, Wonderland SF Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
2012 Opening Exhibition, Kult Gallery, Singapore.
Envisioned Enhancement, Wonderland SF Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
La Jungla, Wonderland SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Emerging Artists of 2012, Driftwood Art Salon,
San Francisco, CA.
Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Garbage Pail Kids Tribute Show, Gallery 1988,
Beverly Hills, CA.
Crazy For Cult 5, Gallery 1988, Beverly Hills, CA.
Wet Hot American Summer Show, Gallery 1988, Venice, CA. Pee Wee Herman Tribute Show, Gallery 1988, Venice, CA.
Apocalypse Meow, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Menagerie, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Is This Thing On Gallery 1988, Beverly Hills, CA.
Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.
2010 Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.

Publications
2016 California Home & Design, January Issue.
2013 7x7 Magazine, Travel Feature, May Issue.
2012 Kult Magazine, Unbreakable Issue, Singapore.
Kult Magazine, Earth Issue, Singapore.

Biography

Inspired by media from the world of cinema and advertising, Ryan Jones’ paintings are finely choreographed conversations that reimagine classical imagery in a contemporary context. Narratives are frozen in time with character’s stories reframed in compelling layouts. Jones favors mysteries left open to interpretation where composition and framing make what we don’t see just as important as what we do see. Within the fragmented visual information emerge critiques of cultural themes spanning across a range of human emotions.

Jones’ process integrates imagery from vintage ads and movies into his work, and over the years he has built a large archive of film stills, magazine clippings and photographs. This material is then manipulated, cropped, and processed in numerous variations and visual realizations. The end result is ultimately reimagined and skillfully rendered with paintbrush on canvas.