• Ryan Cosbert

  • Ryan Cosbert

Ryan Cosbert



Ryan Cosbert is an American painter, installation and mixed media artist whose research based practice focuses on abstract works, along with political and historical narratives. Through color and mixed media, her paintings and sculptures investigate depth and composition as a way to create a relationship between the external and internal implications of the African diaspora. With the painter’s roots of Haitian and Guyanese descent, Cosbert is interested in creating a relationship within the viewer’s reception, in order to provoke and foster a multi-disciplinary dialogue.
Ryan Cosbert was born in in 1999 in New York, US. She graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York City with a BFA in Fine Arts (2021), and was recently recognized as a Barnes Foundation Scholarship Grantee. Ryan Cosbert lives and works in New York, NY, US.

@ courtesy of  Bode Projects



  • That New New - curated by Tariku Shiferaw, Bloom Galerie, Geneva, Switzerland (2022)
  • Arrangements in Black - exhibition at Phillips International Auction, New York, USA (2022)
  • Migrating Sun Part 1 - co-curated by Na'ye Perez at Welancora Gallery, New York, USA (2022)
  • Group show during the Upstate Art Weekend at Swivel Gallery Saugerties, New York, USA (2022)
  • Summer of Possibilitiescurated by Alteronce Gumby at Bode Projects Berlin, Germany (2022)
  • Salon RHB with Bode Projects during Berlin Gallery Weekend Berlin, Germany (2022)
  • Presentation at Platform by David Zwirner ( @platformart_com ) (with Swivel Gallery, 2022)
  • Hereditary - curated by Emmanuel Massillon at Swivel Gallery, New York, USA (2021)
  • Phillips x Superposition Gallery at House of Crowns, New York, USA (2021)
  • Vocoder - Columbia University at Macy Art Gallery, curated by Charles Moore, New York, USA (2021)
  • CARPE DIEM at UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA (2021)
  • Melrose at Harper’s Books, Los Angeles, USA (2021)
  • An Ode To - Band Of Vices coLAB, Los Angeles, USA (2021)
  • Æffect at Mehari Sequar Gallery, Washington, USA (2021)
  • I Saw It Hang Down There at Bode Projects, Berlin, Germany (2021)
  • The Privilege Of Getting Together Vol. 3 at Swivel Gallery in conjunction with REGULARNORMAL, New York, USA (2021)
  • Three Year Anniversary Hamptons Benefit Sale at Superposition Gallery, New York, USA (2021)
  • 36 Paintings at Harper’s Books, New York, USA (2021)
  • Tissue Memory at School of Visual Arts, New York, USA (2020)
  • Across the Surface / On the Edge, School of Visual Arts (online, 2020)
  • Through our Eyes, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, (online, 2020)
  • Serving the People BFA Show 2020 (online, 2020)
  • Here We Are, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA (2020)
  • Rough & Tumble Recordings Studio Collective Exhibition, New York, NY, US (2019)
  • RnArt Art Show, Richmond, VA, US (2019)
  • BSU 2018 Black History Month Art Exhibition, New York, NY, US (2018)

Art Fairs 

  • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022, New York, USA (with Luce Gallery)
  • Dallas Art Fair 2022, USA (with Luce Gallery)
  • NADA Miami 2021, USA (with Swivel Gallery)
  • Untitled Miami Beach 2021, USA (with Luce Gallery)
  • Dallas Art Fair 2021, USA (with Luce Gallery)
  • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2021, London, UK (with Luce Gallery)
  • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2021, New York, USA (with Luce Gallery)

Ryan Cosbert is exhibited by LUCE GALLERY, BODE PROJECTS and SWIVEL GALLERY.

Instagram: @bcosryan

Work in Collection


"Cosbert researches the consequences of subjugation and oppression along with their historical and generational impact on black communities. Both color and texture play an important role in her practice which correlate on subjects and matter of investigation. By applying forms and grids in her current work, Cosbert’s vibrant abstract paintings imply a sense of control through what she refers to color fields and tiles. These forms create a geometrical balance built upon by the use of multiple layers of paint, texture, and physical objects which give the perception of three-dimensional compositions."


@ courtesy of  Bode Projects