Ryan Molenkamp

Ryan Molenkamp
Ryan Molenkamp’s latest work deals with geology and how humans balance nature and development. He earned a BFA at Western Washington University in 2001 before moving to Seattle. Molenkamp is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery and has shown work at SAM Gallery, SOIL, MadArt’s Mad Homes exhibition, Gallery4Culture, Kirkland Arts Center, and the Whatcom Museum. He has also exhibited at the Portland Art Museum (OR), Launch LA (CA), Chucifritos Gallery (NY), Collar Works (NY), and Duplex Gallery (OR). Molenkamp was awarded a residency at Jentel, (WY) in 2012 and has been published in Art Ltd. Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Met Magazine, Poetry NW, and City Arts Magazine. His work is part of several public and private collections, including the Microsoft Art Collection, Swedish Art Collection, Washington State Arts Commission, and the City of Seattle Art Collection. He resides in Seward Park with his wife and daughter.
Strain interior wall art with fireplace

Strain, 2011

paint, wood

In Mad Homes, Strain, refers to the topography of the city.  Map-like, a large linear wall drawing depicted a river shape with structures emitting from its banks.

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