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b. 1974, Englewood, NJ.

Lives and works in upstate NY.


2008    MFA, Hunter College in Combined Media

2004    BFA, SUNY New Paltz in Sculpture

            BS in Art Education 



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Ryan Roa received his MFA from Hunter and his BFA from SUNY New Paltz. He has had solo exhibitions at Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Trinity Museum. His work has been exhibited in groups shows at The Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio NY, School of Visual Arts Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Seton Hall University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rush Arts, Flux Factory, Emerson Dorsch Gallery and Rooster Gallery. Roa has participated in residency programs at The Bronx Museum of Art, Pace University and The Fountainhead Residency. Ryan Roa is currently based in New York. 

2010 - present

2010 - present


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Ryan Roa: Filters, Rooster gallery, New York, NY


Force of Attraction, curated by Jeanne Brasile, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ (exhibition catalogue)

Constant Velocity, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo Collage, Mahwah, NJ (exhibition catalogue)

Art Prize 2014, Site:Lab, Present Company, Grand Rapids, MI


Ulity, Deep Space New York, NY 


Roa::Tillman, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY


Writes of Passage, Phenomena Project, Trinity Museum, New York, NY

Jones and Roa: Pulvis et Umbra, Cuchifritos, New York, NY


Standing on the Corner, New Jersey Institute of Technology University Gallery, Newark, NJ (exhibition catalogue)

Lights, Camera, Action, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ


Jones and Roa Expedition, Wayne County Historical Society Museum, Honesdale, PA    


Hummer Ryan Roa Edition, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Krinkle, Lex Leonard Gallery, off-site event Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Jones and Roa Expedition, Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, NY 

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IN-SITE; the intersection of Art and Architecture, The Lennie Pierro Memorial Art Foundation with The Village of South Orange, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
Six Features, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

ON THE FRINGE (OF FUNDAMENTALS), Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY Material Art Fair 2014, Present Co. (Brooklyn, NY), Mexico City, Mexico


Smash & Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior, South Florida Arts Center, Miami, FL
Object Implied, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Insomniac, The Shirley, Brooklyn, NY


Fictitious Truths Exercises in Realism, Rooster Gallery, New York, NY

Constructed Ambiguity, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ 
Let's Begin With a Line, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Through You into Action, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Through You into Action, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Arc-Types and Well-Rounded Characters, Studio 371, Jersey City, NJ


El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Open Space: El Museo's Biennial: The (S) Files 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011at Time Square, Time Square Art Alliance, New York, NY

Sections, General Practice, Miami, FL

Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museum, New York, NY 

The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Grid Scenes: Urban Festival, The New School, New York, NY

Portraiture: Inside Out, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Site Fest, 3rd Ward Hub, AiB- Habeas Corpus, Bushwick, NY 


Moscow International Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Absence, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

All Insignificant Things Must Disappear, Phenomena Project, Trinity Museum, New York, NY

Chance, Art In Odd Places, New York, NY

Collective Consumption, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Contemporary Art and Praxis, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Golden Doors, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for the Arts, Queens, NY

Shallow Graves, Rush Arts, New York, NY

ABC No Rio's Ides of March, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Housebroken, Flux Factory Long Island City, NY

Repurposed, Rethought, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ


Freestyle, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ

Three Artist in Residence, Choate House Gallery, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Souvenir, Huesca Visual Arts Festival, Huesca, Spain

Living and Dreaming, Bronx Museum, Bronx NY

Ecotones and Transition Zones, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

10x10x10 Invitational, Village of Ellenville, Ellenville, NY

Mixing It Up, Lusdof Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

windows@walsh2.0, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Here, There and Everywhere, TransCultural Exchange, Boston, MA

Contemporary Flânerie, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester MI

African Americana, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ


The Price of Freedom, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

Red Badge of Courage Revisited, The Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ

BLACK SEPTEMBER, Lex Leonard Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Come Out & Play, Supermasochist, apexart, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Orange County Arts Council, Middletown, NY

Altered Sates, The Francis Lewis Gallery, St. George’s Church, Flushing, NY                    

Testimony to War, Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Fakes, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ


Time Based Media Invitational, Artspace, Raleigh NC

Dialogues, Hunter Collage Gallery, New York, NY

Crash & Play, Art Planets, New York, NY


Arts Walk 2006, The Pocket book Factory, Hudson NY

Raise Your Voice, Central Missouri State University Gallery, Warrensburg, MO

Without Walls 2006, Mac’s Farm & Sculpture Center, Cincinnati, OH


Wave of Lights II, The Pocket book Factory, Hudson, NY

Sixth Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY


2013             Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2009             Dyson Artist's Residency Program, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

                    Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2008             AIM 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2006             Haystack School of Mountain Crafts, Blacksmithing, Deer Isle, ME

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