Ryan Burghard gives new meanings to familiar objects and explores the value of serendipitous moments in our daily lives. Often employing mundane materials, his slight and seemingly invisible gestures question the nature of our relationships; both universal and personal, to time and to notions we have of permanence and impermanence. In his work, simple objects encourage contemplation and he suggests that complexity can be found in moments we often dismiss as banal.
Ryan Burghard (b. 1980, Norwich, NY) lives and works in Portland. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently on faculty at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.