Ryan Pechnick is a Chicago-born, American artist based in Toronto, Canada. His artworks stretch across a number of disciplines, including: photography, sculpture, video, and installation. His work examines the uncanny beauty found in experiencing and seeing the natural order in the familiar, as if for the first time. His subject matter generally focuses on the interaction between natural phenomena and the overlooked infrastructure found in the landscape.

Pechnick previously studied Biophysics & Mathematics at Loyola University Chicago. He was a research assistant to breast cancer researcher Robert Nishikawa at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago as well as an intern at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.  

He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University and a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. His outdoor sculptures are on permanent exhibition at ArtPark in New York. He has shown artwork internationally in solo and group exhibitions alongside the artworks of such artists as Roxy Paine, John Waters, and Jasper Johns.

Named one of "the 30 most exciting artists in Toronto right now" by blogTO in 2017.

He was selected in 2016 by Marianne Katzman of Katzman Contemporary gallery and Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art 1996-2015, as one of 16 artists who are "actively raising the bar for Canada’s commercial art world".

Contact: ryanpechnick@gmail.com

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