Houston born artist Ryan Browning currently lives & teaches painting at VCU’s campus in Doha, Qatar. Browning’s paintings have a way of simplifying imagery to a cartoonish state without losing the specificity of the objects he is portraying. He draws inspiration from virtual and role playing game worlds, often portraying these imaginary spaces without the presence of figures, as if they have just walked out of frame. In "20019" Browning returns to his Miroesque style of flattened, layered subject matter, painting in both gouache and oil. In this exhibition he also presents objects and carpets that seem to have emerged from the world of his paintings.
He received his BA in Art History and Curatorial Studies from Brigham Young University (‘05) and his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Maryland Institute College of Art (‘08). His work has been written about in The New York Times, ARTnews, ArtMaze Magazine, Art F City, and others. He has exhibited at ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY), Resort Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), Mulherin Pollard (NYC), Allegra LaViola (NYC), VOLTA NY (NYC), The Fire Station Museum (Doha, Qatar), Menage Gallery (St. Petersburg, RU), and others. He is represented by ADA Gallery and is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.