Ryn Wilson is a multi-media artist in New Orleans. She works in photography and video, often incorporating other techniques such as collage, sewing, painting, drawing and installation. Her themes revolve around human/nature in conflict with social constructs, with an emphasis on feminism, the environment and identity. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MFA from the University of New Orleans. Ryn works as a costume designer and has been a member of the artist run gallery, The Front, since 2014 where she exhibits, curates and co-founded an annual shorts film festival.


EXHIBITIONS (*solo and two person exhibitions):


Click Bait, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Full House, The Front, New Orleans, LA

*FRACTURE, The Front, New Orleans, LA

I’m your Cannibal, The Front, New Orleans, LA

I [Love] America and America [Loves] Me., Box 13, Houston, TX


*HEKS/SMUK, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Artscape: Artist-run art fair, Baltimore, MD

Intimate Distance, The Great Wall of Oakland film series, Oakland, CA

I AM AN IMPORTANT GIANT, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Shift Change, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Carry On, Feral Gallery + Breve Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico


Means, Motive, Opportunity, The Front, New Orleans, LA

*Lost Archives, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Straight Shot, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

*Discipline, The Front, New Orleans, LA



Oppositions & Parallels, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Videoextravaganza #3 – Translocations, or on how presence in space can change (you), Digital Interactive Art Space, Vallensbaek, Denmark

Videoscape: A screening inspired by Nicolas Party’s exhibition Landscape, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

*Fathom (MCMLXXVI), The Front, New Orleans, LA

Back to the Front, The Front, New Orleans, LA

WET, UNO Gallery, New Orleans, LA

The Front @ Art Lab, Art Lab and Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Oslo Screen Festival – International Video Art Festival, Oslo, Norway

18 and Life, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Moviehouse NOLA, The Saratoga, New Orleans, LA


Works From Home, Ten Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Making It, UNO Gallery, New Orleans, LA

*KünstlerInnen aus New Orleans, Galerie im Andechschof, Innsbruck, Austria

POP UP SHOW, Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA

*CINEMATROPE, UNO St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Bring Your Own Beamer, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Continuum, Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

This is How We Roll, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Jahresausstellung, HAW Finkenau, Hamburg, Germany

NOLA NOW II: The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

C FEM ART, The Salon, New Orleans, LA

Salon de Refuses, Trouser House, New Orleans, LA

Papergirl SF, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Push Pin Show, Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Stitch In Time, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Video

2012    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
Semester in the Masters Photography and Film Program

2006    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography


Barbara Hammond and Ryn Wilson, Letters., Press Street Press, September 2017

Signals : Issue No. 5, Press Street Press, May 2017

Katie Pfhol, Artists Find Incriminating Clues: Looking back to 2014-2016, The Front Round 5, 2016

Burnaway Staff, Burnaway’s Best of 2015: Exhibitions, www.burnaway.org, December 21, 2015

Naomi Shersty and Ryn Wilson, Artists in Conversation, www.pelicanbomb.com, April 20, 2015

Sylvie Contigulglia, P.3, P.3+ at the Saint-Claude Art District, www.arte-walk.blogspot.com, November 26th, 2014

Eric Bookhardt, Review: New works at the Front, Gambit Weekly, May 27, 2014

Auf der Flucht mit Cary Grant, Tiroler Tageszeitung, July 4, 2013

Grenzenlose Kunst in der Andechs Galerie, Innsbruck Informiert, July 2013

Taylor Murrow, Review: ‘Pop Up Show’ at Martine Chaisson Gallery, www.pelicanbomb.com, June 20, 2013

Eric Bookhardt, Review: Cinematrope, By Ryn Wilson, Gambit Weekly, March 26, 2013

Eric Bookhardt, Review: New works at St. Claude Avenue galleries, Gambit Weekly, Septermber 26, 2013

Beautiful/Decay: Future Perfect; Book 6, July 2011; edition of 1500 copies

Club Vanity, Tokion Magazine, V.12/No. 64, November 2007