News:

-GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection opens September 8, 2016 and runs through December 21, 2016 at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University. I'll be giving an artist talk on September 15. The exhibition includes works by Christine Gray, Jason Middlebrook, Megan Harrison, Amy Brener, Laura Moriarty, Katie Paterson, Emily Nachison, Christine Nguyen, Andrew Yang and myself.

-Rules, Tools, and Fools opens Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Spudnik Press Annex and continues through September 24, 2016. Curated by Jaclyn Jacunski and Jaxon Pallas.

-Works from the Records are Written in Stone series are included in the 2016 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial. July 15-August 28, 2016. Curated by Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, and Lorelei Stewart.

-Century Safe (Chicago) opens May 7th, 7-10pm at Roman Susan in Chicago. Through May 28. Event link.

-Batten Down the Hatches opens February 5, 6-9pm at the Chicago Artists Coalition. With work by Rachel E. Foster, Maya Mackrandilal, Ryan Thompson, Stephanie Graham, Casey Smallwood, and Danny Volk.

-Echo of Untouched Matter opens January 14, 2016 at Lothringer 13 Kunsthalle in Munich. Featuring work by Atsushi Wada, Jason Fulford, Katrin Petroschkat, Ryan Thompson, Shimabuku, and Ulrich Gebert.

-Golden Spike: Rock Shop of the Anthropocene opens June 6 @4pm at Comfort Station in Chicago. Organized by Stella Brown, with work by Conrad Bakker, Harry Kuttner, Lee Hunter and Ryan Thompson. Event link.

-Reference Rot, curated by Jaxon Pallas, includes work by Rachel Foster, Maya Mackrandilal, and Ryan Thompson. Opening May 29, 6-9pm, at the Chicago Artists Coalition.

-Village of/for Things runs February 27th-March 27th, 2015 at In the Pines in Jackson, WY. Featuring the work of Cudelice Brazelton, Valerie Green, Lee Hunter, and Ryan Thompson.

-Recent press for Bad Luck, Hot Rocks:
  Nicola Twilley on the New Yorker
  David L Ulin on the Los Angeles Times
  Allison Meier on Hyperallergic
  Jeffrey Ladd on 40by50
  Criminal Podcast Episode 23: Triassic Park

-My exhibition Records are Written in Stone opens January 20, 2015 at Harper College and runs through February 19.

-I'm excited to join the Chicago Artists Coalition as a HATCH Projects resident for the 2014-2015 season.

-Bad Luck, Hot Rocks (the book) is now available. You can purchase it directly from the The Ice Plant and DAP/Artbook.com, or from your local bookstore.

-Some images of my work appear with a text by Karsten Lund in the latest issue of Fotograf Magazine, titled 'Seeing is Believing.'

-My exhibition PLANT ON PREMISES opens at St Michael's College (Colchester, VT) on November 13th and runs through December 12, 2014. More information can be found at the McCarthy Art Gallery website.

-The exhibition SCIENCE/FICTION opens October 26th at ACRE Projects (Chicago). New works by Reuven Israel, Kimberly Kim, Noa Dolberg, and Ryan Thompson. Curated by Ruslana Lichtzier. Event link.

-I have a tear-out bookmark in the latest issue of Cabinet Magazine. 'The Size of' features a list of objects used by scientists and journalists to describe the apparent sizes of various meteors and meteorites.

-My work was included in Culturehall's 'New Artists Feature' for Spring 2014.

-Solo exhibition of new work at Lease Agreement in Baltimore, May 31-June 22, 2014. Opens Saturday, May 31 6-9pm. Event link.

-The Meteorwrongs print edition is now available in the UK through super/collider.

-An article about 'Bad Luck, Hot Rocks' appears in the Spring 2014 issue of National Parks Magazine. A web version of the article can be found here.

-The exhibition 'Catching a Glimpse' at Mila Kunstgalerie (Berlin) features 'three weeks, three artists, three screenings'. Akane Kimbara, Scott Nedrelow, and Ryan Thompson (April 1-19, 2014).

-Inside the Artist's Kitchen, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Jovencio de la Paz, Ryan Thompson, Sarah Weber and Alexandria Eregbu representing The Franklin at MULTIPLES. Saturday, 15 March, 12-8pm & Sunday, 16 March, 2014, 12-6pm.

-A few images of my work appear in the journal Format P 'Earth Works!'. The issue marks the first translations of Robert Smithson's writing into Polish, and includes work and texts by Joachim Koester, CLUI, Jeremy Deller, Ilana Halperin, and others.

-http://badluckhotrocks.com is a new site for the ongoing book project of the same name.

-Dark Flight at Calvin College's (106) Gallery (Grand Rapids, MI) opens October 18 with a reception from 7-9pm. I'll be participating in a conversation with other alumni artists before the opening at 1:30pm at the Center Art Gallery. Event link.

-Burden of Proof at North Park University's Carlson Tower Gallery opens September 12 with a reception from 5-8pm. Facebook event link.

-Out now! I have an essay and a photo about micrometeorites in Making the Geologic Now, edited by Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse. Published by Punctum Books, it's available in three generous formats: free PDF, interactive e-book, and hard copy. All three are available here. Thanks to Jon Larsen whose photo also appears in the essay.

-Rocks, Paper, Sinners by Nicola Twilley - an article about Bad Luck, Hot Rocks in the New Yorker

-I'm giving a talk with Phil Orr about Bad Luck, Hot Rocks at High Desert Test Sites on December 13, 2014. See this link for more information about the event.

-David L. Ulin wrote an insightful and generous review of Bad Luck, Hot Rocks for the L.A. Times.

-An article about 'Bad Luck, Hot Rocks' appears in the Spring 2014 issue of National Parks Magazine. A web version of the article can be found here.

-The exhibition 'Catching a Glimpse' at Mila Kunstgalerie (Berlin) features 'three weeks, three artists, three screenings'. Akane Kimbara, Scott Nedrelow, and Ryan Thompson (April 1-19, 2014).

-Trinity Christian College's Art & Design Faculty Exhibition opens Thursday, November 14 and runs through January, 17, 2014. Seerveld Gallery event link.

-http://badluckhotrocks.com is a new site for the ongoing book project of the same name.

-Dark Flight at Calvin College's (106) Gallery (Grand Rapids, MI) opens October 18 with a reception from 7-9pm. I'll be participating in a conversation with other alumni artists before the opening at 1:30pm at the Center Art Gallery. Event link.

-The meteorite/meteorwrong/Dark Flight works are at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco December 3 - January 6, 2013.

-Ingest/Digest/Protest video screening of Oranges in Winter (among others) at the Division Avenue Arts Cooperative in Grand Rapids, MI on September 21, 2012 at 5pm.

-Thanks to the Puffin Foundation for their grant in support of my upcoming Bad Luck, Hot Rocks project. Bad Luck, Hot Rocks investigates the phenomenon of stolen and returned petrified wood in the Petrified Forest National Park.

-Night Sky at the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. June 3 - July 29, 2012.

-Burden of Proof selected for The Print Center's 86th Annual International Competition: Photography!, Philadelphia, PA. Juried by Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim New York.

-Dark Flight: Peekskill, NY selected for the 25th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition at the Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. March 29-May 4, 2012. Juried by Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

-Collections at FICTILIS, Seattle, WA. March 1-31 2012. Opening reception March 1, 6-10pm. A new poster edition of Dark Flight: Meteorwrongs is available in the FICTILIS shop.

-Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape, Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. January 17-February 17, 2012.

-A Live Animal, Curated by Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger, runs July 6 - 23, at Root Division in San Francisco. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 7-10pm.

-Dark Flight, a solo exhibition of new work, opens June 11 at DIG in Chicago and runs through June 25.

-Carte Blanche, curated by Michele Robecchi, opens December 15 at Galerie Analix Forever in Geneva and runs through January 6, 2011.

-Two recent projects (Burden of Proof and Glacial Erratic Monuments) are included in the forthcoming book, Reframing Photography, by Rebekah Modrak & Bill Anthes, from Routledge.

Video narrations about both projects are available at the artists gallery section of the accompanying website: reframingphotography.com/. The site looks great and I look forward to seeing the book in January 2011!

-Burden of Proof posters will be at the Lightwell Gallery of Oklahoma University for the exhibition 'Smoke & Mirrors,' from November 29-December 10, 2010. (.pdf of the show card & poster.)

-The Night of 1001 Videos @ Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva. Friday, July 16, 2010. 8pm-2am.
press release (in French)

-PUBLIC THINGS organized by Conrad Bakker for Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland. March 18-May 14, Opening Reception: March 18, 2010.

-dis.place.ment @ UICA, Grand Rapids, MI. April 2-July 31st, 2010.

-Oranges in Winter screening at DIRT: LAND/USE,Links Hall, Chicago. March 5-21, 2010.

-re:form @ Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa. April 2-10, 2010.