Bio of Paul Ryan

A painter and art critic, Paul Ryan is Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia.  He teaches all levels of drawing and painting, and courses in art criticism and contemporary art.  He is also the Director of Hunt Gallery, the college’s art gallery.  Paul has an M.F.A. in painting from the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (1986), and a B.A. in English from Principia College (1977).  Since 1983 Paul has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in a variety of venues, including Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), Hartell Gallery at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), The McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, VA), The University Gallery at The University of South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC), Fine Arts Building Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA), Leeds Gallery at Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana), the Contemporary Art Center at Virginia Beach, and the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA).  Paul has been a contributing editor for Art Papers Magazine since 1990.  Since 1989 he has contributed to Art Papers Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Artlies Magazine, and the New Art Examiner.  He is represented by Reynolds Gallery (Richmond), and his paintings are in numerous public, corporate, and private collections.   

Fall Classes:
ART 111, Drawing I, M/W, 9-11:50
ART 211, Drawing II, T/R, 9:25-12:05
ART 311, Drawing III, M/W, 2-4:40
ART 401, Senior Project in Painting, M/W, 2-4:40
ART 405, Senior Project in Drawing, M/W, 2-4:40

Spring Classes:
ART 112, Painting I, M/W, 9-11:50
ART 212, Painting II, T/R, 9:25-12:05
ART 305, Postmodernism and Contemporary Art, T, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
ART 312, Painting III, T/R, 9:25-12:05
ART 401, Senior Project in Painting, T/R, 9:25-12:05
ART 405, Senior Project in Drawing, T/R, 9:25-12:05