Ryan Arthurs ‘12 MFA


Ryan Arthurs is a visual artist living in Buffalo, New York. He received his M.F.A. in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012 and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Carleton College in 2005. Ryan was a printmaking artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado in the fall of 2017. 

Ryan’s work was selected for exhibition in The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana. Recent solo and group exhibitions also include: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Room 68, Provincetown, MA, Aviary Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Emerson College, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, all in Boston, MA and The Maine Museum of Art Triennial in Bangor, Maine. 

Ryan was selected by The Magenta Foundation 2018 Flash Forward Top 100. His series Strata was selected by jurors Lucy Gallun and Melissa Catanese to receive honorable mention in the International Prize and the Publication Prize categories for the Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 18. He was shortlisted for the 2017 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. He was invited to participate in Center Review Santa Fe 2016. Ryan was also nominated for the 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Award.

Ryan was a photography teaching assistant at Harvard University in the Visual and Environmental Studies department from 2013-2016 and has taught photography classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is a founding member of Houseboat Press, a photography book publishing company that has exhibited both nationally and internationally. His first monograph, The Height of Land, work from Labrador, Canada was published by Houseboat Press in 2013. 

IG: @ryanarthursphoto