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Ryan the Wheelbarrow, USA, b.1980


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Ryan Ferrell, aka The Wheelbarrow is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Miami.

Wheelbarrow’s fine art has taken a twisted turn for the odd and abstract. His amorphous style of organic drawing has grown from tiny pencil drawings on paper to massive walls with spray paint. His work continues to grow with technique and mediums ranging from screen printing to watercolors.

“ Today, you may or may not see: seamlessly sewn hints of physical human elements and remnants of organic matter cleverly morphed and slowly turning into obscure leftovers; slippery or sensual things; fleshy, muscular, or gooey things (living or dead).”

Ryan is also the originator of LIVE FASHION VANDALISM©. Since 2002, he has been pushing the limits of this unique style of performance screen-printing, creating a unique style of “typographic expressionism” and turning your clothing into a 1 of 1 works of art right before your eyes. Wheelbarrow has collaborated with brands, big and small, performed at over 300 events throughout South Florida, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, New York, as well as exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and UK.

Ryan is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and trained as a graphic designer. He is inspired by the natural order of chaos, organic shapes, happy accidents, thrift stores, color theory and riding bicycles. He also loves his scruffy white terriers, Bronson and Captain, as well as drawing in Moleskins with a pencil and a kneadable eraser.

Education
 
2000 AA in Applied Sciences of Graphic Communication
Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Graduated with Honors
Faculty Mentor Lauren House

 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2019   Two-Person Exhibition, Wabi Sabi, Coral Gables, FL
2019 Group Exhibition & Performance, Inflated, The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL
2018   Solo Exhibition, Super Natural, Fusse Studios, Miami, FL
2017 Solo Exhibition, Amorphous, Fusse Studios, Miami, FL
2016 Group Exhitibiton, Patch, Gallery 2612, Miami, FL
2016 Solo Exhibition & Performance, Bad Ads, Wynwood Art Walk, Miami, FL
2015 Group Exhibition, In With The New, WYN 317 Gallery, Miami, FL
2014 Solo Exhibition & Performance, Illegible, Rise Up Gallery, Miami, FL
2013 Solo Exhibition, WERKER, Fringe Festival, Edinburg, Scotland
2012 Solo Exhibition & Performance, Don’t Believe The Type, Kidrobot Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2009 Solo Exhibition, Will Not Fit In A Suitcase, Kidrobot Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 
Commissions
 
2019 Domio Hotel Mural, Miami, FL, Curated by Museum of Graffit
2018 Wynwood Mural Festival, Miami, FL
2017 Basel House Mural Festival, Miami, FL
2016 Young Artist Initiative, Miami, FL
2016 Live Fashion Vandalism, Wynwood Walls, Miami, FL
2015 Full Flex Express Music Festival, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Pemberton, Canada
2015 TED x Coconut Grove, Coconut Grove, FL