Ryann Slauson

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://www.ryannslauson.com

I was born in Berkeley, California, and raised in Ohio and Florida.

My paintings, which oscillate between bitter humor and sloppy celebration, emerge from a strange soup of fractured memories, found imagery, Internet garbage, actual garbage, and daily observation. Painting on Plexiglas allows me to circumvent the constraints of traditional painting techniques and reference low cultural forms such as window painting and cartooning. I am also interested in the way Plexiglas simulates the experience of consuming images through digital devices. This selection of paintings reflects on my upbringing in suburban South Florida, and the state’s gross fascination with and reliance on sports and tourism.