EDUCATION

2019 // PhD // Intermedia Art, Writing & Performance // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2013 // Master of Fine Arts // Studio Arts // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2007 // Bachelor of Fine Arts // Studio Arts // Fort Hays State University // Hays KS

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2020 // Georhythmic Drift Music // Group Radio Exhibition // Borealis Festival : Radio Space // Bergen Norway

2018 // Georhythmic Drift Music // Solo Exhibition // Utah Museum of Contemporary Art // Salt Lake City UT

2018 // Visual Music Vortex // Audio-Visual Performance Festival // ATLAS Black Box // Boulder CO

2018 // Techne Lab // Made in NY Media Center by IFP // Brooklyn, NY

2018 // Georhythmic Drift Music // The Tank : Center For Sonic Arts // Rangely CO

2018 // How To Measure The Weather // Emmanuel Gallery // Denver CO

2018 // Counter-Ambience // Flinching Eye Collective // Utah Museum of Contemporary Art // Salt Lake City UT

2018 // Drum Set Situations // Untitled Series // Denver Art Museum // Denver CO

2017 // Noise // Pop-Up exhibit w/ Shadowtrash Tape Group // Breckenridge Creative Arts Center // Breckenridge CO

2017 // Coloradolove // Rumpilots Performance // La Générale // Paris France

2017 // Double Exposure // Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities // Arvada CO

2017 // Labor Sounds // Performance w/ Tobias Fike // Emmanuel Gallery // Denver CO

2016 // Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Sound Exhibition // University of Victoria // Victoria BC

2016 // Medialive 2016 // Flinching Eye Collective // Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art // Boulder CO

2016 // Derivative By Nature // Counterpath // Denver CO

2016 // The Hidden Code // DJ Spooky featuring Rumpilots // Otterbox Digital Dome Theater // Ft. Collins CO

2015 // Denver > Denver // Nothing To See Here // The Dikeou Collection // Denver CO

2015 // The Hidden Code // DJ Spooky featuring Rumpilots // Fiske Planetarium // Boulder CO

2015 // The Paseo: Media Arts Festival // Flinching Eye Collective // Taos NM

2015 // The Biennial of the Americas 2015 // Flinching Eye Collective // Denver CO

2015 // Denver > Denver // Nothing To See Here // Casa Maauad // Mexico City Mexico

2015 // Denver > Denver // Nothing To See Here // Regional Support Network // VideoFag // Toronto ON

2014 // The Aberration Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Central Trak // Dallas TX

2014 // The Aberration Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Church of the Friendly Ghost // Austin TX

2014 // The Aberration Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Longnecker Gallery // Houston TX

2014 // Currents New Media Festival // Flinching Eye Collective // Santa Fe NM

2014 // Bedlam Labor: A Performance Event // The Dead Leaf Art Space // Boulder CO

2014 // Loud!!! // Nothing To See Here // Sidewinder // Denver CO

2014 // Nano Twin: Sensory Preservation Chamber // ATLAS Black Box // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2013 // Launch Pad 2.0 // Group Exhibition // Outdoor site-specific installation // Sunshine Canyon CO

2013 // Digital Artifacts // Flinching Eye Collective // Museum of Natural History // Boulder CO

2013 // The Lossy Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Silent Barn // Brooklyn NY

2013 // The Lossy Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // AS220 // Providence RI

2013 // The Lossy Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Vox Populi Gallery // Philadelphia PA

2013 // The Lossy Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Squeaky Wheel Media // Buffalo NY

2013 // Sound Created The Ear // Pirate Gallery // Denver CO

2013 // Everything Must Go // The Mercury // Denver CO

2013 // Indeterminate Geographies: MFA Thesis Exhibition // CU Art Museum // Boulder CO

2013 // A Night Of Experimental Performance & Installation // Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art // Boulder CO

2013 // Bring Your Own Beamer // Redline // Denver CO

2012 // Invasion // NDIDA Collective // ATLAS Black Box // Boulder CO

2012 // Autogenesis // NDIDA Collective // Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art // Boulder CO

2012 // Atemporal Radio Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art // Tucson AZ

2012 // Atemporal Radio Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // Nox Contemporary // Salt Lake City UT

2012 // Atemporal Radio Tour // Flinching Eye Collective // High Mayhem Art Space // Santa Fe NM

2012 // Relevant 2012 Exhibition // Kimball Art Center // Park City UT

2012 // R/A: Live // GNU: Experience Gallery // Ft. Collins CO

2012 // Caterwauling // The Mercury // Denver CO

2011 // Gorinto on Ice // The Mercury // Denver CO

2011 // Space Invasion // Fiske Planetarium // Boulder CO

2011 // Relevant 2011 Exhibition // Kimball Art Center // Park City UT

2010 // Technomysticism // Solo Exhibition // Sapere Gallery // Chicago IL

2010 // Modern Masters Exhibition // Flat Iron Arts Building // Chicago IL

2009 // smART Show: Flat Iron Arts Exhibition // Sapere Gallery // Chicago IL

2009 // No Borders, No Walls // Chicago ARTillery Organization // Chicago IL

2009 // Naked July: Performance Exhibition // National Pastime Theater // Chicago IL

2009 // Summer Group Exhibition // Hotei Gallery & Arts Center // Chicago IL

2009 // Extra-Dimensionality // Avram Eisen Gallery // Chicago IL

2008 // Winter Exhibition // Infusion Gallery // Los Angeles CA

2007 // BFA Thesis Exhibition // Solo Exhibition // Hays Arts Center // Hays KS

2006 // 107-A // Hays Public Library Gallery // Hays KS

2006 // The Artwork of Ryan W. Ruehlen and Crystal Hammerschmidt // Gallery Semolino // Hays KS

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2019 // Spring // Co-Advisor; Mentor // Independent Study // Ali Tran // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2018 // Autumn // Instructor // Digital Art 2 // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // Autumn // Lab Instructor // Creative Concepts: Storytelling // CMCI // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // Spring // Lab Instructor // Creative Concepts: Images // CMCI // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2016 // Lead Graduate Instructor // Graduate Teacher Program // IAWP Doctoral Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2014 // Spring // Adj Faculty // Figure Drawing // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2014 // Spring // Adj Faculty // Drawing 1 // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2013 // Autumn // Adj Faculty // Painting 3: Alt Process // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2012-2013 // Lead Graduate Instructor // Graduate Teacher Program // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2013 // Spring // Instructor // Painting 1 // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2012 // Autumn // Instructor // Painting 1 // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2012 // Spring // Instructor // Figure Drawing // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2011 // Autumn // Instructor // Figure Drawing // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2011 // Spring // Instructor // Non-Majors Painting // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2010 // Autumn // Instructor // Non-Majors Painting // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

 

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES / GUEST LECTURES

2018 // Spring // Visiting Artist Series // Flinching Eye Collective // Dept of Art & Art History // University of Utah // Salt Lake City UT

2017 // Autumn // Guest Lecturer // Remix Culture // Prof. Mark Amerika // Art & Art History // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // Autumn // Visiting Artist Lecturer // Intro to Practice Based Research // Prof. Lori Emerson // IAWP Doctoral Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017-Present // Sonic Arts/Experimental Arts Committee // Inter-departmental // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // Autumn // Guest Lecturer // Performance Art Course // Prof. Steven Frost // Art & Art History // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // Summer // Guest Lecturer // 4-D Course Foundations // Prof. Tobias Fike // Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design // Denver CO

2017 // Spring // Guest Lecturer // Performance Course // Prof. Adan De La Garza // Art Dept // Metropolitan State // Denver CO

2017 // Spring // Guest Lecturer // Performance & Installation // Prof. Steven Frost // Art & Art History // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2016 // Autumn // Guest Lecturer // Performance & Installation // Prof. Steven Frost // Art & Art History // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2016 // Spring // Guest Lecturer // Data Visualization & Design // Prof. Tobias Fike // Art Dept // Metropolitan State // Denver CO

2016 // Spring // Guest Lecturer // Performance & Installation // Prof. Steven Frost // Art & Art History // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2015-present // Techne Lab Researcher // IAWP Doctoral Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2011-2012 // B.F.A. Arts Curriculum Committee // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2010-2011 // Graduate Committee // Studio Arts Representative // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 // Dissertation Book // Georhythmic Drift Music: A Mobile Experiment // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2018 // Peer Reviewed Audio Work // Narrative Currents: Techne_Lab // Vox Media: Sound in Literature // MATLIT, Vol. 5 // Materials of Literature // http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/issue/view/248

2016 // Author // Jack Angel // The Lune No. 16 // Lunamopolis Press // Printed in the U.S.A.

2013 // Author // Atemporal Radio Tour // Incite: Journal of Experimental Media // http:// www.incite-online.net/

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019-2020 // Co-Curator // Golden Saguaro: Experiments in Sound // Sound Performance Series // Tucson AZ

2018 // Workshop/Performance // Making Contact: DIY Microphones // Breckenridge Creative Arts Center // Breckenridge CO

2017 // Workshop // Build Your Own Sound Rig // Breckenridge Music Festival // Breckenridge CO

2017 // Guest Contributor/Interviewer // Virtual Reality w/ Dene Grigar // What Is A Media Lab: Situated Practices In Media Studies // Online Archive // The Lab Book // By Dr. Lori Emerson & Dr. Jussi Parikka // University of Minnesota Press // http://whatisamedialab.com

2016 // Peer Reviewer // Radio Art: A (mass) Medium Becomes An (artistic) Medium // By John F. Barber // Hyperrhiz 17: Essays // http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz17/essays/4-barber-radio-art.html

2016-2019 // Member // BTU Lab // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2015-Present // Founder & Co-Operator // Shadowtrash Tape Group // Cassette Label // Boulder CO

2015-2019 // Co-Producer & Archivist // Techne Lab // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2015-2017 // Radio Show Host // The Shadowhuman Hour // Radio 1190AM/98.9FM // Boulder CO

2015 // Sound Design & Composition // Endless Cycle: By William Lewis with Charlie Biscotto // Boulder CO

2014 // Curator // Bedlam Labor: A Performance Event // The Dead Leaf Art Space // Boulder CO

2011-Present // Founding Member // Flinching Eye Collective // Intermedia Arts Collective // flinchingeyecollective.com

2012 // Musical Sound Design & Score // Nothing // Film by Tracey Snelling // Oakland CA, Berlin Germany

2011 // Lecturer // “Art as Relationship: An experience within a residency” // Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art / Boulder CO

2009 // Art Consultant // Feminist Creative Alliance // Chicago IL

2008-2010 // Curator // Avram Eisen Gallery // Chicago IL

2010 // Co-Curator, Preparator // Not Your Mother’s Doily: An Examination Of Intimate Spaces // Feminist Creative Alliance // Avram Eisen Gallery // Chicago IL

2009 // Curator // Points of View: Wicker Park-Bucktown Arts Competition // Sapere Gallery // Chicago IL

2008-2010 // Artist Member // Chicago Artists Coalition // http://caconline.org // Chicago IL

2007 // Programmer & Curator // Quadra: Music & Art Spectacle // Ft. Hays State University // Hays KS

2007 // Producer // 2nd Annual Frontier Park Music & Arts Festival: Food Drive-Benefit Concert // Hays KS

2006 // Producer // 1st Annual Frontier Park Music & Arts Festival: Food Drive-Benefit Concert // Hays KS

 

 

AWARDS / GRANTS

2018 // Summer Fellowship Award // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2017 // IRISS Grand Challenge Society Grant // Project Society of the Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2014 // The Idea Fund // The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts // Flinching Eye Collective

2013 // Certificate In College Teaching // Graduate Teacher Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2013 // Hope Schultz Jozsa Special Award // Beverly Sears Grant Recipient // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2012 // Best Should Teach Silver Award // Graduate Teacher Program // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2011 // Grad Professional Development Award // Art & Art History Dept // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2011 // Paula Singer Award // Graduate Scholarship // University of Colorado // Boulder CO

2010 // Featured-Sponsored Artist // Liquitex Paint Products // www.liquitex.com

 

RESIDENCIES

2011 // Resident Artist // Relevant 2011 Artist-In-Residence Program // Kimball Art Center // Park City UT

2009-2010 // Resident Artist // Sapere Gallery // Chicago IL

 

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

 -2057: Book + Concept Album // By Ryan Ruehlen & Mark Amerika // Tate Modern London Special Collections, Whitney Museum/New School, University of Michigan Special Collections, University of Colorado Library, John Barber and Dene Grigar Collection, CU Art Museum, Jenny Odell Collection, Rod Bengston and Joanna Chapin Collection, Andrew Currie Collection, Mark Addison Collection, Theo Downes Le Guin Collection

 -Georhythmic Drift Music: Hyper Field Notes // Electronic Literature Organization Permanent Collection

 

PRESS

2020 // A List Of Virtual Concerts To Watch During Corona Virus Shutdown // NPR // Online

2019 // Warm Cookies of the Revolution // Westword Magazine // Denver CO
2019 // Ryan Wade Ruehlen: Time Agnosia // Special Feature // Tabs Out // Wilmington DE / Online

2018 // Sounds Of The Desert: Georhythmic Drift Music at UMoCA // The Utah Review // Salt Lake City Utah

2018 // The Rest Is Noise: Miscellany // Alex Ross: A Blog By The Music Critic Of The New Yorker // Online

2018 // Best Shows In Denver 5/24-30/18 // Queen City Sound & Art // Denver CO

2018 // Tank : Solstice Today // Rio Blanco Herald Times // Rangely CO

2017 // Month of Photography Off to Strong Start With Two Arvada Center Shows // Westword Magazine // Denver CO

2017 // Photo takeover: 8 picks for Denver’s massive Month of Photography // One Good Eye // Denver Post // Denver CO

2017 // Top 200 Tape Releases of '17 (#13, 30, 144) // Tabs Out // Wilmington DE

2017 // Local Label Day Birthed // Marquee Magazine // Denver CO

2017 // 12 of the Best Colorado Underground Labels // Westword Magazine // Denver CO

2017 // Boulder's Local Label Day Expected To Be An Alternative // Daily Camera // Boulder CO

2015 // Ideophonetic: The Flinching Eye Collective Brings It (And Then Some) // Culture He(Arts) // Online

2015 // Venison Picks: Best of 2015 // Venison Magazine // Quarterly Arts Publication // Online

2015 // Ten Not-To-Miss Events at the 2015 Biennial of the Americas // Westword Magazine // Denver CO

2014 // 16 Standouts of the Fall 2014 Season // Arts and Culture: TX // Online

2014 // Flinching Eye Collective Defies Music Conventions // Dallas Observer // Dallas TX

2014 // Flinching Eye Collective at Nicole Longnecker Gallery // Houston Public Media // Houston TX

2014 // The Flinching Eye Collective Tour Texas // Arts and Culture: TX // Online

2014 // Feeling the Current in Santa Fe // Hyperallergic // Online

2014 // Currents: International New Media Festival // Arts and Culture: TX // Online

2013 // A Night in the Light // Exhibition Preview // Westword Magazine // Denver CO

2012 // Flinching Eye Collective // Zocalo Magazine // Tucson AZ

2011 // Relevant 2011 // Fifteen Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine // Salt Lake City UT

2011 // Relevant 2011 // Promotional Video // Kimball Arts Center // Park City UT

2011 // Kimball Art Center: Relevant 2011 // City Weekly // Salt Lake City UT

2011 // Kimball Art Center Relevant 2011 Artists revealed // The Park Record // Park City UT

2011 // Relevant Artist Program nurtures new talent // The Park Record // Park City UT

2011 // CU-Boulder Student turns memory into sculpture for residency // The Colorado Daily // Boulder CO

2011 // July 2011 Artist Interview // Feminist Creative Alliance // Chicago IL

 

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

Digital/Analog Hybridization, Mobile Artist Laboratories, Art & Technology, Digital Interfaces, Media Archaeology, Zombie Media, Telecommunications Networks, Textual Materialities, Experimental Performance, Hauntology, Sonic Geography, Generative & Noise Art, Climate Change, Media Preservation, Post-Studio Practices, Time-Based Media, Installation Art, Land Art