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. 

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.

Ryan Jones was born in California in 1981 and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan began his artistic journey at a young age and was classically trained in art at Stanford University. He received early instruction by renowned artist Enrique Chagoya and design pioneer Matt Kahn. Jones’ work embraces and challenges the traditions of realist painting with an exploration of contemporary practices and observations. Jones’ artworks are included in a number of prestigious private collections and have been showcased in galleries and art fairs around the world.

Born

1981 Alameda, CA


Education

2003 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

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Selected Artworks

Spark | SOLD

Spark | SOLD

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 inches

210343

Sorry My Love Language is Gifts

Sorry My Love Language is Gifts

Oil on Canvas

60 x 48 inches

210097

City Lights

City Lights

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 inches

210095

You Wish

You Wish

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

Palm Drive

Oil on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

210091

Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaiian Vacation

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 inches

210088

Sunrise

Sunrise

Oil on Canvas

60 x 72 inches

190150

Hot Pink

Hot Pink

Oil on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

190122

Born

1981 Alameda, CA


Education

2003 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

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.

Ryan Jones was born in California in 1981 and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan began his artistic journey at a young age and was classically trained in art at Stanford University. He received early instruction by renowned artist Enrique Chagoya and design pioneer Matt Kahn. Jones’ work embraces and challenges the traditions of realist painting with an exploration of contemporary practices and observations. Jones’ artworks are included in a number of prestigious private collections and have been showcased in galleries and art fairs around the world.

Ryan Jones

Press

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Hello Monaco

April 21, 2019

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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