Ryan Hawk is a research-based artist and filmmaker whose practice spans sculpture, performance, and site-specific installation. He holds a BFA in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. Recent projects have drawn inspiration from techniques and methodologies found within subcultural practices of horror, experimental film, and BDSM in order to imagine alternative corporealities and forms of embodiment. Explicitly engaging representational objectification, Hawk’s work subverts the gaze and viscerally confronts it’s viewers, challenging them to contemplate how structures of power are upheld and fostered within the dominant social imagination. Solo presentations of his work have been held at the Lawndale Art Center; the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum; the Museum of Human Achievement; and Art League, Houston. His work has been included in several group exhibitions, screenings, and performance festivals such as Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles; Grace Exhibition Space; the Museum of Fine Arts in Nagoya, Japan; Jonathan Hopson Gallery; as well as many others. Ryan Hawk currently resides in Houston, TX where he is a fellow at the Core Residency Program with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
CONTACT: ryanhawk.info@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae (download)


NEWS/UPCOMING:

12/7/18: ”Sweet Surrender” at Lawndale Art Center; Houston, TX
2/2/19: Film Screening & Discussion with Max Fields at Lawndale Art Center