Ryan Cronin

CRONIN’S ARRIVAL– Hudson Valley artist Ryan Cronin made his entrance into the world, almost ironically, on a hot June night 1972 in Katonah, NY: in the front seat of a ‘60s Plymouth Station Wagon. His daring arrival set the tone for his entire life. From a young age, Cronin’s father instilled in him the belief You can be a garbageman. You can be the President. And so Cronin chose to be an artist, and he has filled more than two decades-worth of boards, suitcases, walls, and more with Rust-Oleum paint, the staple ingredient in his original and bold works of art.

CRONIN’S INSPIRATIONS– Since the early 1990s, he has been approaching his practice from a place of inclusivity and cultural awareness. Engaging in a dialogue surrounding the accessibility of art, Ryan expands on the legacies of Robert Indiana, Philip Guston, and David Hockney. With his distinct signature style and a desire to assimilate icons from his New York community into a visual vocabulary, he draws upon street signs and cultural markers as sources of inspiration. As a painter, sculptor, muralist, and product designer he appropriates text and figures from his surroundings to reconfigure the world through art.

CRONIN’S GIVEBACK– As passionate and global-minded philanthropists, Melanie and Ryan founded 12 Months of Giving to give back to causes close to their hearts. Each year, different charities are chosen to be beneficiaries to support the work that they do as agents of change. Cronin maintains a permanent showroom gallery and shop in New Paltz, NY, open seven days per week from 12:00 to 6:00 or by appointment. This fall Cronin will be partnering with CO. in Rhinebeck, NY to showcase a select body of his works. He also shows work with Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ and in Gallery Red in Mallorca, Spain. www.cronartusa.com