Ryan Cobourn


Ryan Cobourn

Ryan Cobourn’s abstract paintings make allusions to figure, landscape, and still life, depending on his mood. Drawing from traditional themes and subjects, the paintings’ content emerges through a protracted process of deconstructing and rebuilding of the image, based on memory and intuition. 

Ryan Cobourn’s most recent work is currently on view at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, and in Palo Alto, California at Bryant Street Gallery. His work has been shown at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, The Painting Center, and Fischbach Gallery in New York City, Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Louisiana.

In 2009, the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation awarded him a grant for his curatorial effort, “Twenty-Five Painters Under Thirty-Five.” He is also the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. In 2011, he spent time at the Vermont Studio Center Residency Program, which helped him prepare for his third solo show with Fischbach Gallery in the spring of 2012. His work has been shown in small group exhibitions alongside the works of Arthur Dove, Milton Avery, Alex Katz, and Bill Jensen.

Ryan Cobourn received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and his MFA from Indiana University. He is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.


b. 1977
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

  • 2002Indiana University Bloomington, MFA
  • 1999The University of the Arts, BFA