R Y A N S T A N D F E S T

EDUCATION
-MFA in Printmaking, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, 2006
-BFA in Printmaking, Department of Art & Art History, Wayne State University, 2002

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
-The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, or The Neurasthenic Side-Effects of Optimism,  Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University (Detroit), Fall 2018 *solo
-Punk House, Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit), 2017
-Just Under 100: New Prints 2017/Summer, IPCNY (New York) (as Rotland Press), 2017
-Kabinet d'Estampes 2 Yellow Bridge, Le Kabinet (Brussels, Belgium), 2017
-Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation, Collection, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL), (as part of The Moving Crew), 2017
-Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness, Hatch Art (Hamtramck, MI)
     *solo, 2017
-EDITION 2016, Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit), 2016
-The Printer's Devil, The Scarab Club (Detroit), 2016
-à l’arrache 5, Association Les Abattoirs (Riom, France), 2016
-Turnover A Spread, Holding House (Detroit), 2016
-Signs of the Times: Juried Broadside Exhibition, North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND), 2015
-Substrate: Printed Matter From the Rust Belt, Scene Metrospace (Lansing, MI), 2014
-I’m Your Man, ISE Cultural Foundation (New York, NY), 2014
-Imperfect Pairs, Popps Packing (Hamtramck, MI), 2014
-Publisher! Publisher!, Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago), 2014
-The Last Record Shop, Public Pool Artspace (Hamtramck, MI), 2014
-Little Man Pee Pool Party: The Whiz Paddler’s Lament, Antena (Chicago), 2013
-Line By Line: Drawing Explored, Detroit Artists Market (Detroit), 2013
-Graphic Design Exhibition, The Scarab Club (Detroit), 2013
-CIRCUS, Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, MI), 2013
-The Bitters, Whitdel Arts (Detroit), 2013
-Vision In A Cornfield, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit), 2012
-United Dead Artists, La Galerie Lavignes-Bastille (Paris, France), 2012
-A Shadow Side, Peru State College Art Gallery (Peru, NE), 2012
-Eat Before We Eat You, Morpho Gallery (Chicago), 2012
-The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth, Public Pool Artspace (Hamtramck, MI), 2011
-Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions (Chicago), 2011
-As The Crow Flies, Times Club at Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA), 2010
-What's So Funny?, Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, MI), 2010
-Bound & Gagged, Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles), 2010
-Copy Jam! 2: Text Edition, Printer's Ball at the Luddington Building (Chicago), 2010
-TOUCH, Work • Detroit, U of M Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2010
-Actual Size Biennial, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (Detroit), 2009
-Boing, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (Rochester, MI), 2009
-Collection Connection, Work • Ann Arbor, U of M Stamps School of Art & Design (Ann Arbor), 2009
-From a Different Perspective, Detroit Artists Market (Detroit), 2009
-Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University (Peoria, IL),   2009
-Fear, Work • Detroit, U of M Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2009
-Satisfaction Town, Columbia College (Chicago), 2009
-Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, College for Creative Studies (Detroit), 2008
-Land Grant Flag-State Construct, Bemis Underground (Omaha, NE), 2007
-Arghh! Stubby Punches and Fatty Ejecta, Detroit Industrial Projects (Detroit) *solo, 2007
-Revolution Number 10, Luther College (Decorah, IA), 2006
-MFA 2005-2006, The University of Iowa Museum of Art (Iowa City, IA), 2006
-Print Language as Content II, The University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), 2006
-Domestic Entrails, The University of Iowa, (Iowa City, IA), *two-person, 2005
-Hand-Cranked Hemorrhaging, The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), *solo, 2004
-Recent Works by University of Iowa Printmakers, Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA), 2004
-Phallicentricity, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) , *solo, 2005
-Temple of Frozen Theatrics, The University of Iowa Memorial Union (Iowa City, IA), *solo, 2005
-2003 Regional Drawing Exhibition, Wayne State University (Detroit), 2003
 
PERFORMANCES
-Coitus Modern/Case Study: Modernist Erotic Delirium (reading), Holding House (Detroit, MI), 2016
-A Radiant Cataclysm, ISE Cultural Foundation, (New York, NY), 2014
-The Carbuncle Procedure, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit), 2013
-3 Happy Butchers, Popps Packing (Hamtramck, MI), 2013
-Got It Kind Of Bad (reading), Work • Detroit, U of M Penny Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2013
-A Theory of Nothing & The Sound of Everything, HatchArt Collective (Detroit), 2012
-FAT BRANDO (a parable of moribundity), Detroit Artist's Market (Detroit), 2011
-HULLAB (In the Air, 3 Little Men Sing Their Terrible Song), Public Pool Artspace (Hamtramck, MI), 2011
-Meet Mister Ricky, a Regular King Smiley Boy, Detroit Industrial Projects (Detroit), 2007
-The Assertions of Steadman Steadman, The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), 2005
-The Hysterical Testicle and Other Constipated Logics, The University of Iowa Museum of Art (Iowa City, IA), 2005

EDITOR and PUBLISHER
-American Flytrap No. 1: The Post-Truth Issue, Rotland Press (Detroit)
-Detroit Sequential, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2017
-Black Eye Three: A Shameful Enlightenment, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2017
-The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2016
-Rotland Funnies: Detroit Comics, Newcity newspaper (Chicago), 2015
-Rotland Inquiry No. 1: on "Charlie Hebdo", Rotland Press (Detroit), 2015
-CHASING POSADA! A Macabre Populist in The City, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2014
-Got It Kind Of Bad, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2014
-Novus Manualis: A Handbook for the New Man, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2013
-A Little Book Of Banal Agony, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2013
-Black Eye 2, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2013
-The Rotland Dreadfuls #1-10, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2013
-Ardent Boner, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit/Rotland Press (Detroit), 2012
-Carbuncle, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2012
-Black Eye 1, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2011
-Morose Delectation, Rotland Press (Detroit), 2011
-FUNNY (not funny), Rotland Press (Detroit), 2010
 
CURATORIAL PROJECTS
-Detroit Sequential No. 1, Signal-Return (Detroit), 2017
-A Shameful Enlightenment, Popps Packing (Hamtramck, MI), 2017
-RP5: Five Years of Rotland Press, Spudnik Press (Chicago) 2015
-Chasing Posada! (A Macabre Populist In The City), Spudnik Press (Chicago) 2015
-Chasing Posada! (A Printmaker In The City), Signal-Return (Detroit), 2014
-DEADPAN: The Art of the Expressionless, Whitdel Gallery (Detroit), 2013
-A MODEST OUTRAGE, Popps Packing (Hamtramck, MI), 2013
-B3: Blooms/Bugs/Beasts (The Natural Absurd), The Scarab Club (Detroit), 2013
-Love For Sale, Work • Detroit, U of M Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2012
-EYE TEETH (a satire on the American way of life), Paint Creek Center for the Arts(Rochester, MI), 2012
-MOROSE DELECTATION, Book Beat Gallery (Oak Park, MI), 2011
-FUNNY (not funny), Work • Detroit, U of M Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2010
-Causes Produce Strange Effects…, The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), 2006
-A Curious Assortment of Calamities & Cradlesongs, The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), 2004
 
ARTICLES AND PAPERS AUTHORED
-"Ceremonial Handball: On Jim Chatelain", Cass Corridor: Connecting Times, ed. by Simone DeSousa, Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit), 2017 (catalogue essay)
-“Chopped-Up Figures in Boxes with Shapes Coming Out of Their Mouths: Comic Strip Poetics”, Mid-America Print Council Journal, Vol. 25, ed. by Jennifer Ghormley, Matt Hopson-Walker, Joseph Lupo, Fall/Winter 2016
-“A Useful Bile: André Breton’s Humour Noir in 1960s America”, Radical Dreams, ed. by Abigail Susik and Elliot H. King, forthcoming
-“Getting Malled: Back to the Third Place”, The People’s Press, edited by The Hinterlands, GoodGood (Detroit), 2016
-“Coitus Modern/Case Study: Modernist Erotic Delirium”, Infinite Mile: a journal of  art + culture(s) in Detroit, ed. by Stephen Garrett Dewyer and Jennifer Junkermeier, 2016
-“The Naked Modern City”, Infinite Mile: a journal of art + culture(s) in Detroit, ed. by Stephen Garrett Dewyer and Jennifer Junkermeier, 2016
-"Localized: Being a Satirical Fiction in Multiple Episodes /  1. On The Nature of Selling A Thing," Infinite Mile: a journal of art + culture(s) in Detroit, ed. by Stephen Garrett Dewyer and Jennifer Junkermeier, 2015
-“Macabre Populism From The Chosen Land”, Mid-America Print Council Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1-2, ed. by Jennifer Ghormley, Anita Jung, Kristine Joy Mallari, 2015
-“Chicago: Comics On The Make”, The Comics Journal, June 4, 2012 (on “Comics: Philosophy & Practice,” a symposium at The University of Chicago), 2012

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
-Visiting Artist: Print Media, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2017
-Visiting Artist: Print Media, Cranbrook Academy of Art and Design, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2016-2017
-Panel Member: “On Being Local: Strategies for being invested in a local community with goals of participating in a global art world”, Print Think 2016, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
-Moderator: Gallery discussion with Onsmith and Paul Nudd for the exhibition “Metaphysical Meatloaf,” Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
-Visiting Artist: Modern Graphics History Library, Communication Design and Printmaking Programs, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2016
-Guest Artist and Critic: Printmaking Area, Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2015
-Visiting Artist: Printmaking Area, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2015
-Visiting Speaker: BFA Senior Seminar, Department of Art, Art History & Design, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2015
-Participant: "Graduate Print Workshop: Your Studio Practice As A Colloidal Suspension,” The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA, 2015
-Chair: "Chasing Posada! Macabre Populism In Print,” 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference, Detroit, MI, 2014           
-Presenter: "Humour Noir: André Breton & the Transgressive Humor of 1960's America” within the session “Surrealism and Counterculture, 1960-1980,” 102nd College Art Association, Chicago, IL, 2014
-Panel Member: "Education and Collaboration," 2012 Midwest Art Association Conference, Detroit, MI, 2012
-Visiting Lecturer: First Year Program, Department of Art, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH, 2012

PRINT PORTFOLIO CONTRIBUTOR
-Corpus Corpus X, organized by Paul Nudd, 2017
-Supplies for Viable Living Catalog, organized by The Moving Crew, 2017
-The Visceral Hand, organized by Joshua Johnson and Michael Weigman, 2016
-Intermission, organized by Shannon Collis and Erik Waterkote for SGCI Portland, 2016
-à l’arrache 5, organized by Marc Brunier Mestas, 2016
-Detroit Print City, organized by the Duffy Dept. of Art for MAPC 2014, Wayne State University, 2014
-The Box: Afro-Futurism, organized by Cary Loren and Rebecca Mazzei for The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2012
-Angelf--k, organized by Michael McGovern and Curtis Readel, University of Northern Illinois, 2009
-Print Language as Content II, organized by Professor Robert Glasgow, The University of Iowa, 2006
-Foil Imaging: The Editions, organized by Professor Virginia Myers, The University of Iowa, 2006
           
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Books
-MANUAL, edited by Amze Emmons, R.L. Tillman, Jason Urban, Printeresting (Philadelphia), 2014
-Publisher! Publisher!, edited by Amze Emmons (catalog), Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago), 2014
-Corpus Corpus 5, edited by Paul Nudd (Chicago), 2013
-Corpus Corpus 4, edited by Paul Nudd (Chicago), 2012
-And They Were Two In One and One In Two: Essays on Beheading and Cinema, Nicola Masciandaro, (New York), 2011
-La Tranchée Racine No. 1, edited by Stephane Blanquet, United Dead Artist (Achères, France), 2011
-Corpus Corpus 3, edited by Paul Nudd, Western Exhibitions (Chicago), 2011
-Bound & Gagged, edited by Tom Neely, i will destroy you (Los Angeles), 2010
-RUIS, edited by Wouter Vanhaelemeesch, KRAAK (Gent, Belgium), 2010
Bradley International 32nd Print & Drawing Exhibition (catalog), Bradley University (Peoria, IL), 2009
-Le Temps qui passé by Tycho Brahé (album), Les Disques Normal (Paris), 2009
-Le Tendon Revolver, état second, edited by Stephane Blanquet, United Dead Artists, (Achères, France), 2009
-Picturesque by Emily Wilson and Poem by Mark Levine (broadside) Spout Graphic Press (Iowa City, IA), 2006
Articles
-Letts, K.A. "Everyday Objects: Text/Image at Ann Arbor Art Center" (review), pulp (blogazine), 2017
-Snoekx, Kurt. "Le Kabinet Crosses the Atlantic Yellow Bridge" (feature), Bruzz (magazine). May 29, 2017 
-Sharp, Sarah Rose. "A Printmaker's Nonsensical Designs for an Absurd World" (review), Hyperallergic (blogazine), 2017
-Crawford, Lynn. "Up Close 2016: Detroit" Art In America (online), December 28, 2016
-Sharp, Sarah Rose. "Paintings of a Homegrown Black Superhero" (feature), Hyperallergic (blogazine), 2016
-Stateside Staff (Cynthia Canty). "Painter Aims to Capture Superhero Powers of the N-Word" Michigan Public Radio (radio interview), 2016
-Sharp, Sarah Rose. "Artists' Books that Break with Traditional Bindings" (feature), Hyperallergic (blogazine), 2016
-Berlatsky, Noah. “Chasing Posada: A Macabre Populist In The City”, Chicago Reader (print and online edition), 2014
-Dowd, D.B. “J.G. Posada Visits Oklahoma”, Drawing The Social Landscape (blog), 2014
-Di Fazio, Gabriele. “ROTLAND PRESS” (feature), Just Indie Comics (blog), 2014
-DeVito, Lee. “Dreadfully Good Art”, Metro Times (print edition), 2013
-Clough, Rob. “BLACK EYE 2” (review), The Comics Journal (blogazine), 2013
-Milo, Jeff. “BLACK EYE 2- ROTLAND PRESS” (feature in two parts), Metro Times (online edition), 2013
-DeGalan, Clara. “It’s Funny Because It’s True: The Absurd in Art”, artHOPPER.org (blog), 2012
-Clough, Rob. "Sharp Stick: Black Eye, Volume 1", High-Low (blog), 2012
-Hodges, Michael H. "3 Metro Area Art Exhibits Are Sure To Challenge, Satisfy", The Detroit News, 2012
-Hodges, Michael H. “Kidd and WSU Galleries Dish Up Feasts for the Eyes”, The Detroit News, 2011
-Mason, Liz. “Ryan Standfest Discusses BLACK EYE 1”, Quimby’s Bookstore (podcast), 2011
-McConnell, Robin. “BLACK EYE : Heer, Onsmith & Standfest”, Inkstuds, CiTr, Vancouver, BC, Canada (radio), 2011
-Collins, Sean T. “BLACK EYE 1”, The Comics Journal (blogazine), 2011
-Flinn, Sue Carter. “Canadian Customs Seizes “Obscene” Comics”, Quill & Quire, 2011
-Giampaoli, Justin. “BLACK EYE Only Funny South of the Border”, 13 Minutes (blog), 2011
-Viera, Lauren. "Heads on Poles at Western Exhibitions", The Chicago Tribune, 2011
-Berlatsky, Noah. "Ryan Standfest on Art Young, Faith and Black Humor", The Hooded Utilitarian (blog), 2010
-Hodges, Michael H. "U-M's 'Touch' Exhibit Invites Interaction", The Detroit News, 2010
-Steele, Erin. ”What’s So Funny?”, The Michigan Daily, 2010
-Giampaoli, Justin. “FUNNY (not funny)”, Poopsheet Foundation (blog), 2010
-Carducci, Vince. "Wordage @ DAM", Motown Review of Art (blog), 2010
-Farber, Paul. "Pushing the Limits of Good Taste", Michigan Public Radio (radio), 2010
-Sousanis, Nick. “Arghh! Stubby Punches and Fatty Ejecta”, The Detroiter.com (blog), 2010

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
-The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Library (Chicago, IL)
-Bibliothèque Nationale de France, prints and Photographs Department (Paris, France)
-Columbia University Library (New York, NY)
-The Detroit Institute of Arts, Prints, Drawings & Photographs Collection (Detroit, MI)
-Ecole d’Arts Plastiques de Riom (Riom, France)
-Harvard Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
-The Library of Congress, SPX Collection (Washington, D.C.)
-Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library, Special Collections (New York, NY)
-Michigan State University Libraries (East Lansing, MI)
-Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Columbus, OH)
-The Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies (White River Junction, VT)
-Southern Graphics Council Archives, University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
-The University of Chicago Library (Chicago)
-The University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History Collection (Iowa City, IA)
-The University of Mississippi, Southern Graphics Council Archives (Oxford, MS)
-The University of Northern Illinois (DeKalb, IL)
-University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives (Madison, WI)
-Washington University, Modern Graphic History Library (St. Louis, MO)
-Wayne State University Special Collections (Detroit, MI)
-Zuckerman Museum of Art, Prints Archive, Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
 
AWARDS, GRANTS and HONORS
-Best of Detroit Award, “Best Indie Publisher,” for Rotland Press, Metro Times, 2014
-Ignatz Nominee, “Outstanding Anthology,” for “BLACK EYE 1”, the Small Press Exposition, Bethesda, MD, 2011
-Purchase Award for the Michael J. Brody Award, The University of Iowa, 2004
-Iowa Arts Fellowship, The University of Iowa, 2003

PUBLISHING EVENT PARTICIPATION
-Detroit Comix Party (Detroit), 2017
-Quimby’s Bookstore: signing (Chicago), 2017
-2016 Detroit Art Book Fair, Trinosophes (Detroit), 2016
-2015 Detroit Art Book Fair, Trinosophes (Detroit), 2015
-CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Exposition (Chicago), 2015
-2014 Detroit Art Book Fair, Trinosophes (Detroit), 2014
-The Dreadfuls: Bayer + Sikoryak, Desert Island (Brooklyn), 2014
-IN PRINT, Work • Detroit, U of M Penny Stamps School of Art & Design (Detroit), 2014
-CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Exposition (Chicago), 2013
-The Art Book Review- On the Road: Detroit, The Jam Handy (Detroit), 2013
-Blonde Art Books in Detroit, Salt & Cedar (Detroit), 2013
-2013 Detroit Art Book Fair, Fourteen-Eighty Gratiot Gallery (Detroit), 2013
-Bookbeat Bookstore: signing (Oak Park, MI), 2011
-CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Exposition (Chicago), 2011
-Get Your BLACK EYE, Desert Island (Brooklyn), 2011
-Quimby’s Bookstore: signing (Chicago), 2011
-Small Press Expo: awards ceremony and presentation (Bethesda, MD), 2011

CURRENT REPRESENTATION (for print work)
Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA 

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