Ryan Bush

Born 1973
Hometown Port Huron, MI
Lives and Works Los Gatos, CA
PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2000
BA, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1995

Ryan Bush Gallery Art

Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco CA
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Ryan Bush has been a fine-art photographer for more than sixteen years, during which time he has honed his abstract vision focusing on finding the beauty hidden in everyday objects and the sacred hidden in the mundane.

Ryan's abstract photographs are influenced by his background in a number of other areas. He received his BA in Linguistics and Russian from Swarthmore College in 1995, got his PhD in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz in 2000, and speaks eight languages. Music is a big source of inspiration for him, as he plays the flute and has a strong interest in classical music. He is also keenly interested in the relationship between photography and other media such as painting and drawing.

Ryan uses a Hasselblad medium-format camera. While he had worked in the darkroom for almost ten years, he currently works digitally, producing archival pigment prints with an Epson inkjet printer. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows in the United States and abroad, has been featured in a number of publications, and is included in a number of collections including that of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Courtesy of Modernbook Gallery
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