Ryan Fenchel has had solo shows in Chicago at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Dan Devening Projects, and Vega Estates, and in Seattle at the Department of Safety, and has been included in group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, and Philadelphia. He holds an MFA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University and a BFA in printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute. Fenchel's recent paintings depict vessels rendered in idiosyncratic and sparse layering of oil stick. The artist's regular trips to Japan have informed the aesthetics of his visual decision-making, as has his deep interest in the occult. He's currently based in Los Angeles.