Ryan Woodring is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Highland Park, New Jersey. He is an interdisciplinary artist, arts programmer, educator, and visual effects freelancer.


MFA Art (Interdisciplinary). Mason Gross School of Art + Design, Rutgers University
BFA Art (Electronic and Time-Based). Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
BA. French and Francophone Studies, 2010


In the Pull of the Future. Hosted by EFA Project Space. NYC, NY
Devil in the Details. Mason Gross Gallery. Rutgers MFA Thesis Exhibition. New Brunswick, NJ
Future Timelike Infinity. Carnation Contemporary. Portland, OR
Present and Unaccounted For (Screening). Vrij Paleis. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Video Vortex XII Exhibition. Spazju Kreattiv. Valletta, Malta

Just Honey. Mason Gross Gallery. Rutgers First Year MFA Exhibition. New Brunswick, NJ
Stuck on the Ride (curator). Open Signal, Portland, OR.
Unlimited Unveil (solo) Virtual Reality Presentation. Invisible Thread. Portland, OR
Paul Artspace: 5 Years. Gallery 210 at University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Aftermath. Weitman Gallery at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Curated by David Johnson.
Simple Moves. Portland Community College Rock Creek. Portland, OR. Curated by Prudence Fenwick and Ben Buswell
Unveiling World Tour (solo) Western Oregon University. Monmouth, OR

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. Après 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)

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).
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.


Unveiling Placelessness. Video Vortex XII Festival. Valletta, Malta
Unveiling Placelessness. Systems Conference. New York University Gallatin School. New York, NY

Artist Talk. Reed College. Portland, OR.
Empty Magic and the Reappearing Arch Artist Talk. University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
Monuments class visit. Professor Jess Perlitz. Lewis & Clark. Portland, OR

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.


Atlantic Center for the Arts. New Smyrna, FL

Paul Artspace. St. Louis, MO.
Playa Artist in Residence. Summer Lake, OR
Signal Fire. Big Bend, TX.

AR/VR Residency. Oregon Story Board/Upfor Gallery. Co-presented by Eyebeam. Porland, OR.
Caldera Artist in Residence. Sisters, OR.
Hollywood Theatre Artist in Residence at Sou’Wester Lodge. Seaview, WA.
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)


Project Grant for As Time Goes By. Regional Arts & Culture Council. OR
Project Grant for Prequel Artist Program. Arts & Culture Council. OR
Nominee, Henry Gallery’s Brink Art Award. Seattle, WA
Professional Development Grant. Regional Arts & Culture Council, OR

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)


Part Time Lecturer. Mason Gross School of Art + Design, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ. 2019-2020
Media 1A: Introduction to Media Art: Introduction to Media Art. Fall 2019 + Spring 2020
Media 1B: Experimental Practices and Techniques. Spring 2019

  • Creatively adapted my class to a virtual setting in March 2020 making use of Zoom, Canvas and Google Drive
  • Class sizes ranged from 8 to 15 students with diverse cognitive and physical abilities.
  • Instructed art and non-art majors, from freshmen to seniors

New Media Instructor. Make+Think+Code, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR. 2018
Original workshops: Building and Demolishing Walls in Blender & Nuke. Digital Disappearing
Animation and Visual Effects Instructor. Open Signal PDX. Portland, OR. 2017-2018
Original workshops: Fake News: A Primer in Altering Video with VFX, Digital Matte Painting, Art in Motion
Designed and instructed original 3-week workshops to ages 16 and up
Learned to develop technical lesson plans that accommodate a wide range of comfort levels with computers and software
Animation Instructor. Ages 7 to 14. Hollywood Theatre. Portland, OR. 2015
Painting Instructor. Carnegie Mellon University Summer Art Program. Pittsburgh, PA. 2014
French Assistant Teacher, Fulton Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA. 2009

Data Analyst and Community Outreach Coordinator, NYC, NY. 2019
-Worked with a start-up company offering artificial intelligence tools for artists to develop language around their platform and communicate with beta users.
Media Area Co-Ad, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 2019-2020
-Developed and taught media workshops for Rutgers students, programmed an artist talk series called Lunch Time-Based Talks, and helped implement a new digital online reservation system.
Founding Director, Prequel Artist Program, Portland, OR. 2014-2018
-Free juried incubator consisting of critiques from guest curators and workshop leaders, and a final exhibition.
Associate Board Member. Young Audiences of Portland. OR. 2017
Fundraising and marketing campaign support for a non-profit that partners teaching artists with
k-12 schools.
Series Programmer for Future Forum at The Hollywood Theatre. 2016
Informal free artist talks from international artists held at Portland’s venerable Hollywood Theatre.
Program Assistant, Surplus Space, Portland. 2015
A model home gallery in NE Portland.


Founder. Belmont Square Productions.
Digital Paint Artist. Laika. Hillsboro, Oregon.2013-2015
Compositor. Savage Visual Effects. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2012-2013