Awards and Related Experience

2012
Awarded residency at Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sheridan, Wyoming
2011
Publication: New American Paintings, Issue 97, Pacific Coast Issue
2010-11
Curator: The Portrait Challenge @ SAM, Think Tank Space @ Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2010
Curator, The Portrait Challenge @ Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
2009
Grant finalist, The Fund, The Medium. http://www.the-medium.net
Graphic Design for Atomic Atlas Skis 2010/2011 model
2008-10
Contributing Writer, CityArts Seattle Magazine
2008
Cover design for Louis Liard Magazine, issue 21
Cover design for album We Camera, by Shenandoah Davis
2002-15
Frye Art Museum: Manager of Security Services

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Still Afraid, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
(new work, title TBD), Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR
2014
Fear of Volcanoes, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013
Northwest, Threshold Gallery at Mithun, Seattle, WA.
2011
Home Away From home, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Mad Homes, MadArt public art exhibition, Seattle, WA.
Regrading, Vermillion, Seattle, WA.
2010
Flood, Gallery4Culture, Seattle WA.
Sound Plans, Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma WA.
2008
The San Juans, Vermillion, Seattle, WA.
View Lots, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA.
A Place to call your own, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA.
2007
Undeveloped Property, Trofeo, Seattle, WA.
New Work, Ace Studios, Seattle, WA.
2005
No Skipper, Trofeo, Seattle, WA.
2004
Scapes, Trofeo, Seattle, WA.
Scrapes, The Brick and Mortar Gallery, Tacoma, WA.
Recent work on canvas and paper, Trofeo, Seattle, WA.
2003
Automatic Style II, The Brick and Mortar Gallery, Tacoma, WA.
2002
Automatic Style, The Brick and Mortar Gallery, Tacoma, WA.
2001
Res Judicata, Downtown Bellingham, WA.

Group Exhibitions

2015
Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
2013
Suburbia: Dream or Nightmare, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
Connections, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY
Cascadia, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2012
Nights of Serious Drinking, Vermillion, Seattle WA
Conditions of Possibility, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR
By the Yard, Bherd Gallery, Seattle, WA
Elvistravaganza, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
2011
Earth Matters, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Spring Introductions, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Bloom & Collapse, SOIL, Seattle, WA
2010
Kirkland Arts Center Links Invitational, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Big, Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA
10+ Change, Twilight Artist Collective, Seattle, WA.
Meet, Greet, Rinse, and Repeat, Monarch Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2009
We built this to leave, Vermillion, Seattle, WA.
Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle, WA.
Soapbox, Bherd Studios, Seattle, WA
PONCHO Invitational Fire Art Exhibition, The Western Bridge, Seattle, WA.
Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction, Seattle, WA.
Local Aesethic, Suite 100 Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2008
Menage A Trois, 108 Occidental Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2004
Forgotten Works Challenge, The Forgotten Works Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2003
Grand Opening Show, Trofeo, Seattle, WA.
2001
It's Just Like The Movies, ArtStar Project/Li'L Red Shack Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery at Whatcom Museum of history and Art, Bellingham, WA.
See-Saw, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Two Birds and One Stone, Viking Union Gallery at Whatcom Museum of history and Art, Bellingham, WA.
2000
Sweet Spot, The Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA.

Education

Press

2015
Kangas, Matthew, "Natural Catastrophies", art ltd. Magazine, July 2015
2014
Baldwin, Rosencrans, "Under the Volcano", The Morning News, Oct 13, 2014
Kangas, Matthew, "Reviews: Ryan Molenkamp at Linda Hodges Gallery", art ltd. Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014
Worssam, Nancy, "Hot stuff: Volcanoes populate Ryan Molenkamp exhibition", The Seattle Times, July 11, 2014
Davis, Brangien, "Magma Opus", Seattle Magazine, July 2014
Langler, Erin, "Erupting Unknowns: Ryan Molenkamp's Fear of Volcanoes", New American Paintings, Sept 25, 2014
Stevens, Pam, "Lake Stevens Local Ryan Molenkamp Shares his Love of Art", Lake Stevens Leger, August 6, 2014
2013
Upchurch, Michael, "Artists Tackle 'Suburbia: Dream or Nightmare,' at Linda Hodges", The Seattle Times, December 20, 2013
2011
Guppy, Nancy. "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy." The Seattle Channel, Nov 4, 2011
Han, Lisa. "New Seattle Public Art: Mad Homes." Seattle Met Magazine, July 29th, 2011
Langner, Erin. "Short Lived Landscapes: Mad Homes + Q & A with Ryan Molenkamp." New American Paintings, July 26, 2011
Upchurch, Michael. "Capitol Hill houses turned into giant art installations." The Seattle Times, July 21, 2011
2010
Miller, Brian. Ryan Molenkamp. Seattle Weekly Online, 15 December
Davis, Brangien. Datebook: Artist Ryan Molenkamp. Seattle Magazine, December
Hobart, Erika. The Weekly Wire: Watch out for Elin. The Seattle Weekly Online, 23 June
Ryan Molenkamp Finds His Place. City Arts Magazine, Tacoma Issue. February 2010.
2009
Pothast, Emily. We Built This To Leave. Translinguistic Other. November 6th, 2009.
Graves, Jen. Currently Hanging: Ryan Molenkamp, Sharon Arnold, Trevor Johnson. The Stranger SLOG. November 5th, 2009.
2008
The Stranger Recommends: The San Juans: Graphite and oil paintings by Ryan Molenkamp. The Stranger. 25 Nov. 2008.
The Seattle Weekly Recommends: Ryan Molenkamp: The San Juans: Graphite and oil paintings on board. The Seattle Weekly. 19 Nov. 2008.
Hackett, Regina. "What's happening - Friday, November 28: Best Bet." Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 28 Nov. 2008.
Clement, Bethany Jean. "Bar Exam: Vermillion's Glow." The Stranger. 25 Nov. 2008.