Ryan Molenkamp's subject matter is largely informed by his interest in landscape, geology, and development. Molenkamp earned a BFA from Western Washington University and has exhibited in at Linda Hodges Gallery, The Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Gallery4Culture, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Vermillion and Kirkland Arts Center and SOIL. He has also exhibited at Launch LA, Chucifritos Gallery (New York, NY), Collar Works Gallery (Troy, NY), and Duplex Gallery in Portland. Molenkamp was awarded a residency at Jentel in 2012 and has had artwork and writing published in Art Ltd. Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Magazine, and City Arts Magazine. Other projects included teaching at Seattle Art Museum and creating a public interactive drawing exhibition at the Bumbershoot festival and at SAM. In January 2015, after 13 year of working at The Frye Art Museum, Molenkamp quit his day job to focus on his art career full time. He resides in Seattle with his wife and daughter.
Ryan Molenkamp is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle and exhibits work at the Seattle Art Museum Rental and Sales Gallery (SAM Gallery) as well.