Ryan Garrett

Adjunct Instructor

Ryan Garrett is an artist based in New York City. He has produced films, videos, installations, drawings, sculptures and paintings, which explore the experience, representation and inscription of history. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2006 and his MFA from The University of Southern California in 2011. He attended the Whitney Museum Of American Art’s Independent Study Program in 2013. His works have been exhibited internationally at film festivals, galleries and museums including the Images Festival in Toronto, The Migrating Forms Festival in New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. For more information please visit http://ryangarrett.info/projects

Material Prolegomena for 'Wildman,' 35mm slides, 2 projectors, Programmable Dissolve Controller, Audio Tape, Movie Poster
Material Prolegomena for 'Wildman,' 35mm slides, 2 projectors, Programmable Dissolve Controller, Audio Tape, Movie Poster

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.