Selected solo exhibitions 

2018 The Last Frontier, Kirkland Arts Center (Satellite Exhibition), Kirkland, WA

2017  Vancouver! Vancouver! This is It!, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2016  Still Afraid, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2016  New Paintings, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR   

2014  Fear of Volcanoes, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2011  The Watcher, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2010  Flood, Gallery4Culture, Seattle, WA 

2010  Sound Plans, Handforth Gallery @ Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA 

2008  View Lots, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2003  Automatic Style,  Brick and Mortar Gallery, Tacoma, WA      

Selected group exhibitions

2018 Outside Influences, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017  Point of View, LAUNCH LA/KP Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Seeing Northwest Nature, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2016  Urban Artist Showcase, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR 

2015  Bellingham National 2015, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 

2014  Made in the Northwest,  SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2013  Suburbia: Dream or Nightmare?, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA   

2013  Connections, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY 

2013  Cascadia, Collar Works Galley, Troy, NY 

2012  Conditions of Possibility, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR 

2011  Earth Matters, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2011  Home Away From Home, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA 

2011  Mad Homes, public art exhibition presented by MadArt, Seattle, WA 

2011  Forecast:  Communicating Weather and Climate, WA State Convention Center 

2011  Bloom + Collapse, SOIL, Seattle, WA 

2010  KAC Links Invitational, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA 

2009  We Built This To Leave, Vermillion, Seattle, WA 

2009  Refracting Space, Steele Gallery @ Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA 


1995-2001  Western Washington University, BFA, Art History Minor,  Bellingham, WA

Awards + Honors

2012  Residency:  Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sheridan, Wyoming 

2009  Grant Finalist (second prize), The Fund, Grant Program: The-Medium design firm 

Public Collections 

Swedish Medical Center Art Collection 

Seattle Public Utilities Art Collection, City of Seattle 

Microsoft Art Collection

Umpqua Community College


2017  Teaching Artist, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA  

2010  Curator, The Portrait Challenge @ SAM, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 

2010  Curator, The Portrait Challenge @ Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA  

Bibliography + Press  

2018  Noelani Kurschiner, The American Scholar, "Modern Vesuvius", January

2017  Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, "October Galleries: Apocalypse Now", Oct 10

2016  Amanda Manitach, City Arts Magazine, "Sketchbook Porn", August

2015  Matthew Kangas, art ltd. Magazine, “Natural Catastrophes”, July/Aug

2014  Rosencrans Baldwin, The Morning News, “Under the Volcano”, Oct 13

2014 M. Kangas, art ltd. Magazine,  “Reviews: Ryan Molenkamp at Linda Hodges Gallery”, Sept/Oct

Nancy Worssam, The Seattle Times, “Face this ‘Fear of Volcanoes’  painting series”, The Seattle Times, July 11

Brangien Davis, Seattle Magazine, “Magma Opus”, July, 2014

Erin Langler, New American Paintings, “Erupting Unknowns: Ryan Molenkamp’s Fear of  Volcanoes”, September 25

2013  Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, “Artists Tackle Suburbia: Dream or  Nightmare”,  December

2011  Nancy Guppy, The Seattle Channel, “Art Zone”, Nov. 4th

Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, “Capitol Hill Houses turned into giant   art installations”, July 21

Erin Langler, “Short Lived Landscapes: Mad Homes  + Q & A with Ryan Molenkamp”, New American Paintings, July 26

Lisa Han, Seattle Met Magazine, “New Seattle Public Art: Mad Homes”, July 29 

2010  Brangien Davis, Seattle Magazine, “A River Runs Through it”, Dec., 2010

2009  Jen Graves, The Stranger SLOG, “Currently Hanging”, November 5, 2009

Regina Hackett, Another Bouncing Ball, “Belly Up to the Art at Vermillion,” Seattle PI, Nov 22, 2009



2017  Poetry Northwest, cover image, Summer/Fall

2017  City Arts Magazine, published artwork, September

2015   art ltd. Magazine, cover image, July/Aug

2014   City Arts Magazine, & section, “Fear of Volcanoes”, August  

2012   City Arts Magazine, Contents Page, May

2011   New American Paintings, Issue 97, Pacific Coast Issue

2010   City Arts Magazine, The Curator’s Eye, “Ryan Molenkamp Finds His  Place”, February