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Ryan L Swayne Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition December 2nd 16th 2016
Ryan L. Swayne Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition December 2nd-16th, 2016
I would like to thank my parents Marvin and Cindy Swayne for their continued support of my art career as well as my high school ceramics teacher Debi Cox who helped me realize my passion in Ceramics and introduced me to Fort Hays State University I owe a great deal of gratitude to my college ceramics professor Linda Ganstrom for her shared knowledge and continued support and guidance that has helped mold me into both an Artist and a Leader In no particular order I would also like to thank those people and entities who have helped D E D I C AT I O N me progress my art career in other ways Fort Hays State University The Docking Institute of Public Affairs Tobias Flores Amy Schmierbach Joel Dugan Alan Craven Karrie Simpson Voth Gordon Sherman Josh Novak Herrick Smith Eleanor Heimbaugh Sheldon Ganstrom Mike Walker Gary Brinker Lynette Ottley Jian Sun Jay and Barb Nelson Dereama Allenbaugh Lucille Nash and my grandparents Ted and Gertrude Swayne for providing the experiences growing up that have influenced the content of my artwork on their farm in Kanorado KS
I would like to thank my parents, Marvin and Cindy Swayne for their continued support of my art career, as well as my high...
W O R K S TAT E M E N T The artwork in Kansas Prairies sheds light on the beauty of the natural landscape of rural Kansas and the Midwest in general I spent many summers growing up on my grandparent s farm in Western Kansas and while hard work was involved so was creativity and the feeling of freedom felt by being in a wide open space It is an experience that few outside the Midwest are able to have and this is my way of sharing it with the world My work brings images shapes ideas and patterns from the Kansas prairie and farm life to functional pottery
W O R K S TAT E M E N T The artwork in Kansas Prairies sheds light on the beauty of the natural landscape of rural Kansas,...
Ryan Swayne graduated from Fort Hays State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics Swayne spent five weeks studying abroad at SIAS International University in the School of Chinese Language and Culture in ZhengZhou Hunan China in the summer of 2014 Swayne is interested in sharing the experience of making art with the world It is Ryan Swayne s personal goal to bring joy to as many people as possible through the hands on making of art He is pursuing a career working with non profits that are art related His dream would be to open a community center where he can teach ceramics and other mediums to the public as well as have his own studio with a small gallery He has worked with both hand built and wheel thrown forms but has focused mainly on functional pottery BIOGRAPHY Swayne began working with clay in elementary school and fell in love with it continuing on to take multiple ceramics classes in high school While attending Fort Hays Swayne has participated in many workshops taught by visiting artists at the university such as Julia Galloway Shawn Spangler Beth Cavener Roberto Lugo Alleghaney Meadows Linda Swanson Melanie Sherman and more Swayne is the Director of Exhibitions for the Kansas Artists and Craftsman Association KACA and has also served as the Western Kansas Membership Representative Secretary and On Site Student Coordinator for the organization Swayne is also a member of The National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts NCECA and the has served as the Tresurer of C3 Fort Hays Ceramica Clay Club Swayne served as the President and Treasurer of the National Society of Leadership and Success at FHSU He attended the 2013 2014 2015 and 2016 KACA conference and the 2014 2015 and 2016 NCECA conferences Swayne has worked at the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University for 3 years and is currently the Student Research Supervisor Swayne has traveled extensively during his undergraduate career to explore as much of the country and world as he possibly could seeking out as much art along the way as possible Through a partnership between Fort Hays State University and the Hays Arts Council Swayne developed and taught a one week hand building class for 1st 4th grades and a one week wheel throwing class for 5th 9th grades in January and June of 2014 and taught a class of adults in January of 2015 Swayne has taught and assisted in teaching numerous workshops for college students at the university Swayne juried a regional high school art show in 2015 and conducted 3 mask making workshops Always looking for a new way to spend his summers In 2015 Swayne was the Ceramics Instructor for Camp Towanda a sleep away summer camp for children in Honesdale PA where lived with and taught approximately 500 students throughout the summer In the summer of 2016 Swayne built a studio in the spare bedroom of his apartment and focused on making art to sell at art fairs and through galleries during the summer
Ryan Swayne graduated from Fort Hays State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art with...
Kansas Prairies 1 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4 ea Kansas Prairies 2 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4 ea
Kansas Prairies 1 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4    ea.  Kansas Prairies 2 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4 ...
Prairie Sunset 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4 Prairie Sunset 2 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4
Prairie Sunset 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4     Prairie Sunset 2 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4
Prairie Sunsets 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4 ea Prairie Skies 2016 Porcelain 14 x 14 x 4 ea
Prairie Sunsets 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4    ea.  Prairie Skies 2016 Porcelain 14    x 14    x 4    ea.
Standing Man 2016 Red Earthenware 13 x 13 x 4 Learning 2016 Red Earthenware 14 x 14 x 4
Standing Man 2016 Red Earthenware 13    x 13    x 4     Learning 2016 Red Earthenware 14    x 14    x 4
Moonlit Pasture 2016 Red Earthenware 16 x 16 x 4 Kansas Prairie 2016 Porcelain 16 x 16 x 4
Moonlit Pasture 2016 Red Earthenware 16    x 16    x 4     Kansas Prairie 2016 Porcelain 16    x 16    x 4
Wide Open Sunset 2016 Red Earthenware 10 x 16 x 1
Wide Open Sunset 2016 Red Earthenware 10    x 16    x 1
Drilling Season 2016 Red Earthenware 10 x 16 x 1 Wind Farm 2016 Red Earthenware 10 x 16 x 1
Drilling Season 2016 Red Earthenware 10    x 16    x 1     Wind Farm 2016 Red Earthenware 10    x 16    x 1
Prairie Sunset Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5 x 5 x 5 ea
Prairie Sunset Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5    x 5    x 5    ea.
Kansas Prairies Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5 x 5 x 5 ea Kansas Prairies Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5 x 5 x 5 ea
Kansas Prairies Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5    x 5    x 5    ea.  Kansas Prairies Mugs 2016 Red Earthenware 5    x 5    x ...
1 4 2 5 1 Wrench Attack 2 Bucked Off 3 An Apple A Day 4 Bumpy Road 5 Inclined to do so 2016 Porcelain 5 x 5 x 5 ea 3
1  4  2 5  1. Wrench Attack 2. Bucked Off 3. An Apple A Day 4. Bumpy Road 5. Inclined to do so 2016 Porcelain 5    x 5    ...
1 2 4 1 Forune Teller 2 Buckin Tractor 3 Another Hole in the Head 4 Zippin Along 2016 Porcelain 5 x 5 x 5 ea 5 3 1 Forune Teller 2 Buckin Tractor 3 Another Hole in the Head 4 Zippin Along 5 Where d The Tractor Go 2016 Porcelain 5 x 5 x 5 ea
1  2  4 1. Forune Teller 2. Buckin    Tractor 3. Another Hole in the Head 4. Zippin    Along 2016 Porcelain 5    x 5    x ...
1 4 2 5 3 1 Explosion 2 Don t Get Hitched 3 Bumpier Road 4 Chicken Butt 5 Radiator Cap 2016 Porcelain 5 x 5 x 5 ea
1  4  2  5  3  1. Explosion 2. Don   t Get Hitched  3. Bumpier Road 4. Chicken Butt 5. Radiator Cap 2016 Porcelain 5    x ...
1 4 2 5 3 1 Unhappy Little Tree 2 Naked Morning 3 Fuel Up 4 Left Behind 5 Up in Smoke 2016 Porcelain 5 x 5 x 5 ea
1 4  2  5  3  1. Unhappy Little Tree 2. Naked Morning 3. Fuel Up 4. Left Behind 5. Up in Smoke 2016 Porcelain 5    x 5    ...
Henry 2016 Woodblock Print 16 x 12
Henry 2016 Woodblock Print 16    x 12
Standing Man 2016 Monotype 16 x 20
Standing Man 2016 Monotype 16    x 20
1 4 1 Golden Runaway 2 Unhappy Little Tree 3 Golden Naked Morning 4 Golden Radiator Cap 2016 Porcelain Gold China Paint 2 5 x 5 x 5 ea 2 3
1 4 1. Golden Runaway 2. Unhappy Little Tree 3. Golden Naked Morning 4. Golden Radiator Cap 2016 Porcelain   Gold   China ...
4 1 5 2 3 1 Golden Chicken Butt 2 Cultivate 3 Golden Fortune Teller 4 Golden Hole in the Head 5 Golden Bumpy Road 2016 Porcelain Gold China Paint 2 5 x 5 x 5 ea
4  1  5 2  3  1. Golden Chicken Butt 2. Cultivate 3. Golden Fortune Teller 4. Golden Hole in the Head 5. Golden Bumpy Road...
Grain Bin Jars 2016 Stoneware 5 x 5 x 7 ea
Grain Bin Jars 2016 Stoneware 5    x 5    x 7    ea.
Swayne Farms 2016 Cast Iron Steel 2 x 3 x 3 5
Swayne Farms 2016 Cast Iron   Steel 2    x 3    x 3.5
Amber Waves of Grain 2016 Ceramic Mixed Media Installation 8 x 10 x 1
Amber Waves of Grain 2016 Ceramic   Mixed Media Installation 8    x 10    x 1
R YA N S WAY N E 316 305 6561 2523 N Shefford Ct Wichita KS 67205 P O R T F O L I O www rlswayne wix com ceramicsgallery E M A I L rlswayne mail fhsu edu TEACHING EXPERIENCE Camp Towanda Summer Camp 2015 Honesdale PA 7 Weeks Hays Arts Council Adult Cermaics Class 2015 Hays KS 10 Day Class Early Field Experience Hays High School 2014 E D U C AT I O N DEC 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts in ART WITH EMPHASIS IN CERAMICS Fort Hays State University Hays KS GPA 3 38 JULY 2014 ABC Summer Camp School of C H I N E S E L A N G U A G E A N D C U LT U R E SIAS International University ZhengZhou Henan China Hays KS Instructor Nancy Flax Halloween Experimental Clay Workshop 2014 Campus Wide Collaboration Fort Hays State University Hays KS EXPERIENCE JAN 2014 DEC 2016 Hays Arts Council Summer Wheel Thrown Pottery Class 2014 Grades 4 8 Hays KS 10 Day Class Ceramic Arts Awareness Night 2014 Fort Hays State University Hays KS Evening Workshop Hays Arts Council Winter Break Ceramics Class 2014 Grades 1 4 and 5 10 Hays KS 6 Day Class McMindes Hall Pottery Night 2013 Fort Hays State University Ceramics Hays KS Evening Workshop Docking Institute of Public Affairs S T U D E N T R E S E A R C H A S S I S TA N T S U P E R V I S O R Fort Hays State University Hays KS Technical report writing grant evaluations public opinion surverys labor basin analysis studies data entry data analysis extensive knowledge of Excel Access Word SPSS ARC GIS and Qualtrics survey software JUNE 2015 AUG 2015 Camp Towanda Summer Camp CERAMICS INSTRUC TOR Honesdale PA Managing studio teaching 500 students taking care of kids at night teaching staff AUG 2013 NOV 2014 McMindes Hall R E S I D E N T A S S I S TA N T Fort Hays State University Hays KS Event planning interaction with students leading floor programs guidance and counseling conduct
R YA N S WAY N E   316  305-6561 2523 N Shefford Ct. Wichita, KS 67205  P O R T F O L I O   www.rlswayne.wix.com ceramicsg...
O R G A N I Z AT I O N S 2012 Gallery Representation Strecker Nelsson Gallery Manhattan KS Breathe Coffeehouse Hays KS 2016 2013 PRESENT 2013 2016 2013 PRESENT Chapter President 2015 16 N AT I O N A L S O C I E T Y O F L E A D E R S H I P S U C C E S S Fort Hays State University Hays KS Director of Exhibitions Secretary 2015 Present KANSAS ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN ASSOC Treasurer C E R A M I C A C L AY C L U B Fort Hays State University Hays KS Member N AT I O N A L C O U N C I L F O R E D U C AT I O N O F THE CERAMIC ARTS SCHOLARHIPS A N D AWA R D S Nominee Outstanding Student Leader of The Year FHSU 2016 National Engaged Leader Award National Society of Leadership Success 2016 Full Ride Scholarship Summer Study Abroad at SIAS International University ZhengZhou Hunan China 2014 Art Department Scholarship 2014 Faculty chosen award Fort Hays State University C O N F E R E N C E S AT T E N D E D National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts 2016 MAKERS MENTORS MILESTONES 2015 L I V E LY E X P E R I M E N T S 2014 M AT E R I A L W O R L D 2015 2013 16 Kansas City KS Providence RI Milwaukee WI CIRCLE OF CHANCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Carson CA KANSAS ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMAN ASSOC ANNUAL CONFERENCES P U B L I C AT I O N S 2014 A L L T I R E D O U T Published in Lines FHSU s Annua LIterary Journal 2014 F E AT U R E D I N H AY S D A I LY N E W S Class taught by Ryan featured on the front page
O R G A N I Z AT I O N S 2012  Gallery Representation Strecker-Nelsson Gallery Manhattan, KS Breathe Coffeehouse Hays, KS ...
EXHIBITIONS JURIED WORKSHOPS AT T E N D E D 2015 R E G I O N A L H I G H S C H O O L A R T I N V I TAT I O N A L Otis Bison High School Otis KS Jonathan Kaplan Mold Making SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS Melanie Sherman Fine Porcelain Gold 2015 Lisa Orr Throwing Molds Rebekah Bogard 2016 Hollow Built Animals Beth Caverne Building With an Armature Julia Galloway 2016 Surface Decoration Rain Harris Ceramics Flower Making 2014 Roberto Lugo China Painting Lauren Mabry 2014 Slip Surface Decoration Virginia McKinney Metal Clay Alleghany Meadows Ayumi Horie Lorena Meaden 2014 Throwing T H E C L AY C U P V E S S E L I C O N C AVA S Juror Dan Anderson Honorable Mention STUDENT HONORS EXHIBITION Fort Hays State University Moss Thorns Gallery Hays KS KANSAS ARTISTS CRAFTSMEN ASSOC MEMBER S EXHIBITION Juror Julia Galloway Second Place in Ceramics RUSSELL ORIGINAL ART REVIEW Russell KS KANSAS ARTISTS CRAFTSMEN ASSOC M AT E R I A L S M A S T E R Y E X H I B I T I O N Juror Paul Andrew Wandless Honorable Mention STUDENT HONORS EXHIBITION Fort Hays State University Moss Thorns Gallery Hays KS Kevin Snipes Slab Built Vessels Shawn Spangler GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 GROWTH AN EXHIBITION OF CERAMIC WORK By Ryan Swayne and Jordan Brown 2015 E D U R I N G P L AY E X P E R I M E N TA L C L AY Salon 1007 Spring Gallery Walk Hays KS 2014 P R O C E S S Y I E L D S M A N I P U L AT I O N S I N C L AY Salon 1007 Spring Gallery Walk Hays KS Throwing Intricate Vessels Eric Stearns Raku Rodeo Linda Swanson Installation Paul Andrew Wandless Printing on Clay 2014 16 N AT I O N A L C O U N C I L O N E D U C AT I O N O F CERAMIC ARTS CUP SALE
EXHIBITIONS JURIED WORKSHOPS AT T E N D E D  2015  R E G I O N A L H I G H S C H O O L A R T I N V I TAT I O N A L Otis-Bi...
S E L E C T E D A R T R E L A T E D T R AV E L 2015 Chelsea District Galleries New York NY Museum of Modern Art MOMA Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Chris Gustin s Studio Tour Dartmouth MA Wichita Muesum of Art Wichita KS Greenwich House Pottery Studio Tour New York NY Natural Museum of American History New York NY Whitney Museum of Art New York NY The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL Dallas Art Museum Dallas TX Shanghai Museum of Art Shanghai China Xi an Museum Xi an ChinaLongmen Grottos Longmen China Racine Art Museum Racine WI ZhengZhou Provincial Museum ZhengZhou China Emperor Qin Terra Cotta Warriors Site Xi an China Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee WI Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City MO Arvada Center Arvada CO Kirkland Museum Denver CO Plinth Gallery and Studio Tour Denver CO Denver Museum of Contemporary Art 2014 2013
S E L E C T E D A R T - R E L A T E D T R AV E L 2015 Chelsea District Galleries, New York, NY Museum of Modern Art  MOMA ...
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