RYAN McLENNAN was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1980. In 2002 he received a BFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department of Virginia Commonwealth University. Since then he has exhibited work in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Denver and Richmond, Virginia. He is a recipient of the 2008/2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, Finalist and Grand Prize winner of the 2010 West Prize and finalist in the 2011 semi-annual Dave Bown Projects competition. His work has been featured in the 2008 Mid- Atlantic and 2012 North East issues of New American Paintings magazine. Ryan currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.