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A Conversation with Ryan Lauterio

On this week’s episode, we speak with Ryan Lauterio, Shockoe Artspace’s Director and Curator. Ryan is currently on faculty at VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia. Ryan received his B.A and M.A in Studio Art at CSU, Sacramento and his M.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from VCU.

Ryan has been a part of VCUarts’ Art Foundation program since Fall 2007. Involved in many aspects of AFO life, Ryan currently serves as a full-time drawing instructor, runs open drawing studios and is part of the admissions team along with his many other art related activities in both AFO and the school of the arts at large.

He and his wife Laura live in Richmond with their three children. His love for art is matched by his love for people and he and Laura are deeply involved in caring for both VCUarts and the city of Richmond, doing much in the way of art, culture and social justice.

You will often find Ryan engaged in some sort of philosophical conversation about art and or anything else. Along with creating and exhibiting his own work, Ryan is extremely interested in the intersection of painting, culture, the history of Ideas, contemporary issues, the relationship of theory and practice and curation. His focus is particularly centered on how all of these facets shape humanity’s thinking and present understanding of all of life.