Bellwether Chicago - June 8+9
June 04, 2013
Find out more about the event here.
Blurb from followbellwether.com about the event:
From the producers of the Renegade Craft Fair and The Vintage Bazaar comes a brand new event series: Bellwether. An event that’s a Market + Happening + Feast all in one. It’s about bringing together a stellar selection of the finest purveyors, pickers, makers, and doers + curated visual and sound installations, killer DJs, live performances, and food gatherings. Bellwether is a happening simmering with creative possibilities and new experiences.
Renegade Chicago Holiday Market - Dec. 1+2
November 19, 2012
Join me December 1 + 2, 2012 from 11am-6pm each day at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St.) for the coziest Renegade Craft Fair of them all - The Renegade Chicago Holiday Market! It is my first time participating in this festive affair. I'll have all my prints for sale alongside hundreds of today’s greatest indie makers, tasty local food + booze, workshops, a photobooth, DJs + more.
More info here.
Renegade Craft Fair Chicago
September 04, 2012
Coming up this weekend is the annual Chicago Renegade Craft Fair on Division Street in Wicker Park! This is the 10th anniversary of the fair and my 3rd time participating. It runs on Sat & Sun, Sept. 8+9 from 11am-7pm each day. I'll be in booth # 104 and I'll have all my prints for sale on site. Come on out to say hi, check out all the unique craft offerings, music and food and soak up some sun (hopefully!).
More info here.
Recent online interview with Artist's Frame Service
August 13, 2012
Renegade Craft Fair - San Francisco
July 16, 2012
I'm taking my work west for the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco over the weekend of July 21-22, 2012. This will be my first craft fair outside Chicago and I will have all my current prints for sale. I'll be in Booth #31 so if you live in the area come out to see all the awesome work and say hi!
More info HERE.
Kickstarter Campaign for new book from fellow printers Sonnenzimmer
June 21, 2012
Check out the Kickstarter Campaign for a new project that Nick & Nadine from superstar print shop Sonnenzimmer are producing. The proposed project, Warp and Weft: Poster Construction by Sonnenzimmer, is a book exploring the compositional approach, historical influence, and individual story behind 30 of their favorite screen printed posters. They have donations at all kinds of different levels, so please take a look at support this unique local talent!
Only 18 days left...
New Detail of 4 Seasons
June 21, 2012
Ryan featured in Creative Chain segment on Felt & Wire...
June 13, 2012
New Prints Currently on the Press...
April 17, 2012
New Print "Evening Ritual"
January 12, 2012
This one has been in the pipeline for awhile. 38 inches wide, 9 screens, very proud of this print! Check out the Prints section of the website to see more.
New Print "Blacktop"
November 15, 2011
It's called Blacktop. Check out the Prints section of the website to take a gander at my latest edition.
Craft Beer Studio Party
November 14, 2011
The Vinejoy Craft Beer Party at my studio on Saturday night was a smashing success! Thanks to Ian & Steve for putting it all together and to eveyone for coming out.
Renegade Craft Fair
August 27, 2011
Come visit me at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago over the weekend of Sept. 10-11. I'll have all my new prints for sale and maybe a few surprises if I can get it together in time! I'll be in Booth #287 right off of Damen. Hope to see you there!
More info at Renegadecraft.com/chicago
new prints coming soon...
May 12, 2011
May 11, 2011
At the beginning of the new year I bought a semi-auto screen printing press to make the printing process more efficient and less physically taxing. Once I got the beast in house, I realized that I was quickly outgrowing my old studio. I started looking around and I ended up moving into a new space in a building right down the street from my old space. I'm psyched about the new digs! As you can see from the pics above, it is spacious and filled with light. Since the move in March, I've been busy ordering parts, building closets, cleaning the press and drying racks and getting everything in working order. I should be back in production mode within the next few weeks.
Pics from Renegade Craft Fair
September 13, 2010
Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago - Sept 11 & 12
August 22, 2010
Ryan will have a booth at the Renegade Craft Fair over the weekend of Sept 11 & 12 in Chicago. He will be featuring all new prints and small paintings for sale inlcuding the 4 Seasons screen print series shown here.
Hundreds of today’s finest indie-craft talents will be setting up shop at The 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, where our FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design and DIY spectacular was born and raised!
On September 11 + 12, 2010, from 11am – 7pm, all of Division Street, between Damen and Paulina, will be chock full of incredible handmade goods made by over 300 craftspeople from all over the nation, crafting workshops + demonstrations, live music + other features!
The Fair takes place in Wicker Park, one of Chicago’s liveliest neighborhoods, and is easily accessible by public transportation or bicycle!
If you’re driving, you can find both free and metered street parking in the surrounding area. Please see our FAQ for details, directions + lots more info!
The Big Show 5
August 06, 2010
"The Big Show" is an annual group exhibition at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. 54 artists were commissioned to make three 8"x10" paintings specifically for this show. Ryan also participated in The Big Show 4 last year. Ryan's paintings are featured above.
Here is the info:
The Big Show 5
August 7 - September 6, 2010
Reception: Sat, August 7, 5-9 PM
Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY, 631.702.2306
January 25, 2010
I spent the last few months of 2009 outfitting my studio so that I could begin making my own screen prints in house. The process took longer than expected, but I'm happy to announce the release of my first print done completely by yours truly. It's a new color version of my previous print "Chicago in Fall". This one is appropriately entitled "Chicago in Fall #2"! I figured I better get my feet wet with something that was familiar, so I dusted off the old films that I saved and went to work. For those of you familiar with the first version, you'll notice that along with the new palette, I added some falling leaves that are piling up on the ground beneath the tree. Now that I've successfully finished my first edition, I'm excited about new prints to come.
To view a detail of the print and purchase, please visit the beholder online gallery here.
Studio visit pictures posted on jumpthecity.blogspot.com
November 17, 2009
4x4 Live Art Event
June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 6-9:30pm
Join us at the Design Within Reach Chicago Tree Studio for 4x4, a live art event. Tree is made up of four artist's studios converted into one of DWR's most unique showrooms. On June 16, the space will revert to art studios for an evening as four artists - one per studio - will work to create a piece of finished art by the time the night is through. Browse through the space and watch Ryan Kapp, Sara Holwerda, Olivia Schreiner and Michelle Wasson and their work in progress. Each artist's completed work will be part of a silent auction. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hyde Park Art Center.
Info and directions here.
New Skateboard Graphic & Book Cover
April 03, 2009
I'm proud to announce the release of my first published skateboard graphic. It comes by way of James O'loughlin, an old friend of mine from Miami University (OH), who recently found me on facebook. Turns out he owns his own company called Effort Skateboards out of Cincinnati and he asked me to do a graphic. He saw a rough sketch version of the A-Frame graphic on my website that he liked, so I worked it up into a full size version for him. We had it printed on two different wood stain versions and I couldn't be more stoked with the results! Thanks James, let's do some more again soon...
I've got a few of the decks in both stains available for purchase here. They are $60 each (price includes shipping).
This year I've also had the good fortune of working with Actes Sud, A french publisher, who used a detail of my painting Turning Point on the cover of a recent novel. The Novel is entitled Rose Fountain Motel by Jabbour Douaihy. Too bad I can't read French, otherwise I'd be able to give you a synopsis.
Higher res files of both the skatetboard and book cover are posted on the illustration section of the site.
Stay tuned, I've got several engaging projects in the works currently and will have more info soon...
Ryan's work on The Post Family website
December 15, 2008
I met these guys at their studio over the weekend during their proximity magazine release party. Really nice guys, great space and great vibe. Check out their fabulous work and the post about me here.
'Skokie Night' on Apartment Therapy Website
December 01, 2008
To view the posting, click here
New print available & website updates
November 21, 2008
My newest Silkscreen print is now available!
The print is entitled Skokie Night and can be purchased at beholder-art.com. The print's dimensions are 20 X 24 inches in an edition of 125 on 100% rag paper. The print will fit into a standard 20 x 24 inch frame size, which creates more options for affordable framing. This one ended up being very complex weighing in at a whopping 11 total colors (my previous print, 'Chicago in Fall', was only 5 colors). Once again the good folks at Sonnenzimmer print studio in Chicago took the reigns and helped me bring this puppy to life. I can't say enough good things about them. I'm extremely proud of this print!
In other news, I've added new pages to the site featuring prints, illustration and sketch book pages. I've been meaning to do this for awhile so I'm excited to get it all up for others to view. In addition to my painting career, I'm now seeking work as a freelance illustrator and this site will help serve as a portfolio for that endeavor as well. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
Blog Posts Featuring the Work
October 23, 2008
Check out these blogs to see some people's thoughts about my work: