Ryan Jones

Biography

Ryan Jones's paintings refract our modernity through lenses of the past, recontext­ualizing archival imagery as a means of telling new stories about the present. With references spanning film, advertising, and media across several decades, Jones's fracturing and reassembling of the subject matter speaks both to the relentless passing of time and the perpetuation of cultural memory. The work is cinematic, mysterious, and stylistically provocative with its use of composition and the embellishment of visuals from the worlds of film and advertising. Having originally begun his career as a painter of lifelike backdrops for film sets, Jones's talent of painting for the silver screen finds echoes in his paintings' luminous highlights and manipulated depth, while the framing of his tableaus evokes storyboards created for screenplays or scripts. Jones's signature use of a divided canvas allows for disparate scenes to accumulate towards a larger narrative, ultimately completed by the viewer's own projections. What results is a colliding of past and present, charting the evolution of iconography and its many meanings within the endless expanse of history.

Born

1981 Alameda, CA


Education

2003 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA

2021  Recent Paintings, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, St. Helena, and Montecito, CA.

2020 Looking Forward to the Past, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

            Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX

2019 Recent Works, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX

            Skidmore Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

            Oliver Cole Gallery, Miami, FL

2018  Scattered Postcards, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2017  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

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

2020 De Young Open, De Young Museum, San Francisco

            Hamptons Art Fair, Southampton, NY

2019 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            Grace Kelly 90 Years, Prince Albert II, Monaco

            AFM Telethon, France

            Art Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL

2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Skidmore Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

2017 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA

            10 Year Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

            JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

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.

            JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

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, SF, CA.

            Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.


Selected Public & Private Collections

Prince Albert II - Prince of Monaco • The Lyon Family Foundation • Hughes Marino - Corporate Headquarters • Lucasfilm • Michael Rapaport • Ink House, Napa • Edge Restaurant, Napa Valley • Les and Mac McQuown • Alexander Moore • Bianca Ruiz • Jesse and Martha Cuevas • Nathan and Nora Hennings • Julie and Jeff Brody • Mike Ero • Richard, Chris and Jeanne Johanson • Adam and Ali Chetkowski, CA Home and Design Editor • Lindsay Shook, CA Home and Design Editor • Johnny Cupcakes • Ramon and Lauren Castillon, Base Bootcamp • Peter Honigsberg • Nancy and Pat Forester • Paul Hemming, Temple Nightclub & Art Gallery • Adam and Erin Horowitz • Bill and Susan Brandt • Kimberly Ayers • Lisa and Mark Brandin • Spencer Doyl

Press

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Selected Artworks

The End

The End

Oil on Canvas

60 x 60 inches

220403

Night Ride

Night Ride

Oil on Canvas

48 x 60

220286

Explorer | SOLD

Explorer | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 inches

220235

Looking for that Spark

Looking for that Spark

Oil on Canvas

60 x 60 Inches

220224

Beach Dreams l SOLD

Beach Dreams l SOLD

Oil on Canvas

40 x 60 inches

220188

Night Time | SOLD

Night Time | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

48 x 60 Inches

220179

Vinyl

Vinyl

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 Inches

220178

Daytona | SOLD

Daytona | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 Inches

220177

Style

Style

Oil on Canvas

48 x 72 inches

220009

Eye Candy

Eye Candy

Oil on Canvas

72 x 60 Inches

220008

Last Night | SOLD

Last Night | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

210490

After Party

After Party

Oil on Canvas

60 x 60 inches

210399

Sorry My Love Language is Gifts

Sorry My Love Language is Gifts

Oil on Canvas

60 x 48 inches

210097

You Wish | SOLD

You Wish | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 inches

210094

Why Isn’t Life Like the Movies

Why Isn’t Life Like the Movies

Oil on Canvas

60 x 48 inches

210093

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Oil on Canvas

48 x 60 inches

210092

Palm Drive | SOLD

Palm Drive | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

210091

Sunrise

Sunrise

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 inches

190150

Born

1981 Alameda, CA


Education

2003 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA

2021  Recent Paintings, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, St. Helena, and Montecito, CA.

2020 Looking Forward to the Past, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

            Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX

2019 Recent Works, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX

            Skidmore Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

            Oliver Cole Gallery, Miami, FL

2018  Scattered Postcards, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2017  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

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

2020 De Young Open, De Young Museum, San Francisco

            Hamptons Art Fair, Southampton, NY

2019 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            Grace Kelly 90 Years, Prince Albert II, Monaco

            AFM Telethon, France

            Art Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL

2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Skidmore Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

2017 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA

            10 Year Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

            JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

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.

            JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

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, SF, CA.

            Chillin’ Productions, San Francisco, CA.


Selected Public & Private Collections

Prince Albert II - Prince of Monaco • The Lyon Family Foundation • Hughes Marino - Corporate Headquarters • Lucasfilm • Michael Rapaport • Ink House, Napa • Edge Restaurant, Napa Valley • Les and Mac McQuown • Alexander Moore • Bianca Ruiz • Jesse and Martha Cuevas • Nathan and Nora Hennings • Julie and Jeff Brody • Mike Ero • Richard, Chris and Jeanne Johanson • Adam and Ali Chetkowski, CA Home and Design Editor • Lindsay Shook, CA Home and Design Editor • Johnny Cupcakes • Ramon and Lauren Castillon, Base Bootcamp • Peter Honigsberg • Nancy and Pat Forester • Paul Hemming, Temple Nightclub & Art Gallery • Adam and Erin Horowitz • Bill and Susan Brandt • Kimberly Ayers • Lisa and Mark Brandin • Spencer Doyl

Ryan Jones's paintings refract our modernity through lenses of the past, recontext­ualizing archival imagery as a means of telling new stories about the present. With references spanning film, advertising, and media across several decades, Jones's fracturing and reassembling of the subject matter speaks both to the relentless passing of time and the perpetuation of cultural memory. The work is cinematic, mysterious, and stylistically provocative with its use of composition and the embellishment of visuals from the worlds of film and advertising. Having originally begun his career as a painter of lifelike backdrops for film sets, Jones's talent of painting for the silver screen finds echoes in his paintings' luminous highlights and manipulated depth, while the framing of his tableaus evokes storyboards created for screenplays or scripts. Jones's signature use of a divided canvas allows for disparate scenes to accumulate towards a larger narrative, ultimately completed by the viewer's own projections. What results is a colliding of past and present, charting the evolution of iconography and its many meanings within the endless expanse of history.

Ryan Jones
Biography

Press

“Grace Kelly, 90 years” celebrated at Princely Cars’ Collection with best artistic expressions

Hello Monaco

April 21, 2019

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones's paintings refract our modernity through lenses of the past, recontext­ualizing archival imagery as a means of telling new stories about the present. With references spanning film, advertising, and media across several decades, Jones's fracturing and reassembling of the subject matter speaks both to the relentless passing of time and the perpetuation of cultural memory. The work is cinematic, mysterious, and stylistically provocative with its use of composition and the embellishment of visuals from the worlds of film and advertising. Having originally begun his career as a painter of lifelike backdrops for film sets, Jones's talent of painting for the silver screen finds echoes in his paintings' luminous highlights and manipulated depth, while the framing of his tableaus evokes storyboards created for screenplays or scripts. Jones's signature use of a divided canvas allows for disparate scenes to accumulate towards a larger narrative, ultimately completed by the viewer's own projections. What results is a colliding of past and present, charting the evolution of iconography and its many meanings within the endless expanse of history.

SAN FRANCISCO

UNION SQUARE

 

341 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Monday by appointment 

415.392.2299

ST. HELENA

NAPA VALLEY

 

1328 Main Street
St. Helena, CA

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

707.200.5050

MONTECITO

SANTA BARBARA

 

1266 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Sunday by appointment

805.770.7170

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