Ryan Woodring is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is an interdisciplinary artist, arts programmer, educator, and visual effects freelancer.


Iconoclastic. Cooley Gallery. Reed College. Portland, OR. Curated by Stephanie Snyder and William Diebold.

Portland Biennial (multiple venues). Curated by Michelle Grabner.
Non-Manifold. White Box Gallery. Portland, OR.
Demo Reels. The Exorcist. Liberty Theatre. La Grande, OR.
Disjecta. Portland, OR.
Organic Encounters. c3:initiative. Portland, OR.

Decimate Mesh. Duplex Collective. Portland, OR. (solo)
Over and Back. Surplus Space. Portland, OR. (curator)
Jaws Returns to the Water. Apr├Ęs Upfor Series at Upfor Gallery. Portland, OR.
Frozen Firework (video). Tailgate-Based Art Festival, Bronco Gallery. Portland, OR.
Electric Park. Cloud Gallery. Seattle, WA. (solo)

2 Person Show with Jo Hamilton. Sum Gallery. Portland, OR.

Disambiguate. Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kipp Gallery. Indiana, PA. Curated by Chris McGinnis.
(Re)Released. The Inn. Pittsburgh, PA. (solo)
Six x Ate. 937 Liberty Cultural Trust Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Casey Lee Droege.

40th Anniversary Group Exhibition. Concept Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
Oxheart Group Show. Gowanus Ballroom. Brooklyn, NY.
Drying: Tsunami Youtube Prints. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA (solo).

2011 and before
Soldiers as Travelers. The Gallery 4. Pittsburgh, PA (solo).
Three Rivers Arts Festival. Pittsburgh, PA.
Distillery 5 Group Show. Brew House. Pittsburgh, PA.
Cloud Crash. Caught Looking Festival. PNC Park. Pittsburgh, PA.
Children’s Museum Interactive Art Exhibition, Children’s Museum. Pittsburgh, PA.


Artist Talk. Reed College. Portland, OR.
Empty Magic and the Reappearing Arch Artist Talk. University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.

Panel Discussion: Older than Yesterday’s News. International Sculpture Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
Artist Talk. Spaceness Festival. Seaview, WA.
Art on the Job Discussion. Portland Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR.

Graduating Seniors Discussion. Lewis & Clark University. Portland, OR.


APR: Paul Artspace. St. Louis, MO.
FEB: Playa Artist in Residence. Summer Lake, OR.

DEC: AR/VR Residency. Oregon Story Board/Upfor Gallery. Co-presented by Eyebeam. Porland, OR.
MAY: Caldera Artist in Residence. Sisters, OR.
FEB: Hollywood Theatre Artist in Residence at Sou’Wester Lodge. Seaview, WA.
JAN: c:3initiative Papermaking Residency at Pulp and Deckle. Portland, OR.

2015 and earlier
Young Audience‘s Teaching Artist Studio. Portland, OR.
Flight School Professional Development Program, Pittsburgh. PA. (2012)
Brew House Distillery Program. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (2011)


Oregon Arts Commission Opportunity Grant

Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

Precipice Fund Grant
To found and direct Prequel Artist Incubator.
Funded by The Warhol Foundation and Calligram/Allie Furlotti, administered through Portland Institute of Contemporary Art

Nominee. Pittsburgh Center for the Art’s Emerging Artist of the Year, 2011

2010 and before
Henry Luce Scholarship Finalist
Fifth Year Scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University
One of three campus-wide scholarships awarded to complete a free fifth year with a stipend
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Carnegie Mellon University. (2009)
Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts. Erie, PA. (2004)


Founding Director, Prequel Artist Program. Portland, OR. (2014-PRESENT)
Free four-month juried incubator consisting of critiques, panel discussions and guest curators and artists that ends with a final exhibition and catalog.

Series Programmer, FutureForum Artist Talk Series at Hollywood Theatre. Portland, OR. (2016)


Animation, Visual Effects, Art Instructor, Open Signal. Portland, OR. (2017-PRESENT)
Animation Teacher, Hollywood Theatre. Portland, OR. (2014-15)
Painting Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University Summer Art Program. Pittsburgh, PA. (2010, 2014)
Brew House Distillery Residency Mentor. Pittsburgh, PA. (2013)


Founder. Belmont Square Productions.
Digital Paint Artist. Laika. Hillsboro, Oregon.
Compositor. Savage Visual Effects. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Studio Art (Electronic and Time-Based)
Bachelor’s of Arts, French and Francophone Studies