M Ryan is a contemporary artist and trained mental health worker. His historical research suggests parallel developments in the course of art history and US social structures.
"A study of the masters," is a series of paintings that overlaps masters of Classical and Modern art traditions with figures of US Empire. Presented at PS1 as a two-part event, the first artist talk is a discussion of paintings that address Republican administrations (April 12th). The second talk will address the policies of Democratic presidents (April 19th).