Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice
Ryan Rice
Curator
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Toronto

Ryan Rice, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake, is an independent curator and the Delaney Chair in Indigenous
Visual Culture at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, ON). His curatorial career
spans over 20 years in museums and galleries. Rice served as the Chief Curator at the IAIA Museum of
Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM and also held curatorial positions at the Aboriginal Art Centre
(Ottawa, ON), named curatorial fellowships with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, BC) and the
Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, AB), and Aboriginal Curator-In-Residence at the Carleton University Art
Gallery. He received a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies,
Bard College, New York; graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received
an Associate of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rice’s writing
on contemporary Onkwehonwe art has been published in numerous periodicals and exhibition
catalogues, and he has lectured widely. Some of his exhibitions include ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home
and Native Land , FLYING STILL: CARL BEAM 1943-2005 , Oh So Iroquois , Scout’s Honour , LORE , Hochelaga
Revisited , ALTERNATION , Soul Sister: Re-imagining Kateri Tekakwitha , Counting Coup , Stands With A Fist:
Contemporary Native Women Artists and ARTiculations in Print . In the Fall of 2017, he presented the
inaugural exhibition of the Onsite Gallery in Toronto with his exhibition “ raise a flag: work from the
Indigenous Art Collection 2000-2015. ”

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