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

Dark Waters, Double Happiness Projects, Toronto Ontario, September 29 - November 18, 2018

Dark Waters, Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Ontario, June 04 - September 23 2018

Surface Tension Installation, Doors Open Toronto, Toronto Archives, May 28 2016

Surface Tension, Featured Contact Festival Show, Hashtag Gallery, May 2016, Toronto On.

Light Objects, Lonsdale Gallery, May 26-June 26 2010, Toronto, Ontario

Light and Objecthood, Ryerson Gallery, January 2010, Toronto, Ontario

Icons, Latcham Gallery, November, 2009, Markham, 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

Grow Op, Gladstone Hotel, April 2018, Toronto Ontario

Exposed, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, November 2017, Oshawa Ontario

You Have to Take the Stairs, Zebra Public Art Management, November 2017, Toronto

Oaisis, Oeno Gallery, Summer 2017, PEC Ontario

Snap Live Auction, Toronto Reference Library, March, 2017, Toronto, Ontario

Salon 44, Gallery 44,  Toronto On. March, 2017

Flash Forward, Division Gallery,  Toronto On. October 2016,

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



Ryan Van Der Hout

Articles, Publications and Press

Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, 2018

Toronto Life, Grow Op Highlights, 2018

Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, 2016

Art Local, Stephanie from Art Bitch Interviews Ryan Van Der Hout, April 22, 2014

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,

“Jeanne Beker Stips her Walls for the AGO”, Toronto Star, November 30 2011

Andrea Carson. “Artist Spotlight”, VOCA, June 2010

“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

Montreal Planetarium

Art Centre University of New Brunswick

Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan (Arsenal)

Jeanne Beker

Art Fairs

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