Ryan Van Der Hout is a photo-based artist working in Toronto. His work explores photographic materials and experimental processes. His most recent work investigates the relationship between photography and technology using laser cutters and CNC machines.
Ryan has an ongoing documentary project focused on artistic process and studio space. This work has been widely published including The Huffington Post, CBC.ca and Readers Digest.
Ryan's work has been exhibited across Canada, the U.K. and in New York, most notably as part of the AGO’s Collector’s series, as a featured Contact exhibition and in Flash Forward. His work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and awarded the Emerging Artist Award by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. He's a graduate of Ryerson's photography program.
Oeno Gallery - Prince Edward County
April 2009 BFA with Honours, Image Arts – Photography, Ryerson University, Toronto
Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions
Surface Tension Installation, Doors Open Toronto, Toronto Archives, May 28 2016
Light Objects, Lonsdale Gallery, May 26-June 26 2010, Toronto, Ontario
Light Compositions, Art Mur, September 16- October 6, 2009, Montreal, Quebec
Icons, Gallery Karozene, May 5-30, 2009, Montreal, Quebec
Icons, Engine Gallery, April 1-17, 2008, Toronto, Ontario
Vanitas and the Death of the Darkroom: Photograms by Ryan Van Der Hout, Engine Gallery, May 7-30, 2007, Toronto, Ontario
Selected Group Exhibitions
Charmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art, September-November 2018
Salon 44, Gallery 44, Toronto On. March, 2017
Utopia : Dystopia, Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath, England, May-June 2016
Come Together, Curated by Barbara Astman, Propeller Gallery, May 2016
Supernova, No Vacancy (one night installation art festival), September 2015, Burlington On.
Actinic, Stills Scotland’s Centre for Photography, July 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tra-Digital, Elsie Whitley Innovation Centre, June 2015, West Yorkshire, England.
Crossroads, Lonsdale Gallery for Contact Festival, May 2015, Toronto On.
The Darkroom 4.0, 918 Bathurst for Contact Festival, May 2015, Toronto On.
Spotlight on the Collection, University of New Brunswick Art Centre, January 2015
(e)femora, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, York University, Toronto, 2011
Nuit Blanche: Public Installation, Ryerson University, September 29, 2009, Toronto, Ontario
Altered Realities, Agora Gallery, November 19- December 12, 2008, New York, NY
Toronto International Art Fair: Engine Gallery Booth, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 2-6, 2008, Toronto, Ontario
Parallax: Four Views on the Representation of the Self, Hangman Gallery, February 2-23, 2007, Toronto, Ontario
Nuit Blanche: Group Show, Engine Gallery, September 29, 2007, Toronto, Ontario
Snap Live Auction, Canadian Ballet Academy, March 4, 2007, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto International Art Fair: Engine Gallery Booth, Metro
Toronto Convention Centre, October 25-29, 2006, Toronto, Ontario
Young Artists Showcase: Queen West Art Crawl, Gladstone Hotel, September 15-17, 2006, Toronto, Ontario Opening Show,
Whippersnapper Galley, July 19- August 3, 2006, Toronto, Ontario
Young Artists Showcase: Queen West Art Crawl, Gladstone Hotel,
September 15-17, 2005, Toronto, Ontario Emerging Visions,
Hangman Gallery, May 1-31, 2005, Toronto, Ontario
Articles, Publications and Press
CTV Morning News, A tour of “The Collector Series” exhibition, November 30 2011
Fashion Television, A look at “The Collector Series” exhibition, December 2011 Jeanne Beker,
“Art is Spectrum: The Chelsea Perspective” (bi-annual publication), Vol. 20, ed. Angela Di Bello, November 2008, pp. 55
Rolyn Chambers. “Deep Dish”, FAB Magazine, Issue 316, March 2007
Library of the AGO
Art Centre University of New Brunswick
Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan (Arsenal)
Charlie James Gallery, LA, Art Toronto
Oeno Gallery, PEC, Art Toronto 2018
Oeno Gallery, PEC, Art Toronto 2017
Engine Gallery, Toronto, Art Toronto 2008
Engine Gallery, Toronto, Art Toronto 2007
Cut, Scratch, Fold. Gallery 44, 2016
Hashtag Gallery: Artist Talk with AGM Curator, Kendra Ainsworth
Panel on alternative process photography, Lonsdale Gallery 2015
Ryerson Gallery: Artist Talk 2010
Liquid Lunch: That Channel 2010