About R.Blume

 

 

Artist Statement:

My artwork serves to document and catalyze the journey of conscious enlightenment.  Drawing from the world's esoteric, religious and shamanic practices, I intend to create a holistic visual representation of our collective destiny.  Inspired by these practices, my intention is to invoke the audience to self reflect and ultimately Self realize our eternal true Nature. From the shadows of the unconscious to the luminous omnipresent Love and everything in between, I invite you along the soul's journey toward ever divine awakening. 

 

Bio:

Ryan Blume was born on June 9, 1989 in Highland Park, IL and grew up in Lincolnshire, IL. At the age of eighteen he began studying at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Blume graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in studio arts with an emphasis in painting.  In 2015, Blume completed and artist in residency at Vernon Hills High School. Creation through all sorts of medium has been a standard in his life since the earliest days.  As the second youngest of seven children, his siblings have always played a major role in Blume's life. From school projects, to personal art endeavors, he sat by and watched all of them create things. Along with family, nature and spirit have been major influences in his ever evolving creative process. Blume now lives and works out of Chicago, IL. His work includes commissioned paintings, art and yoga workshops, live painting at festivals, gallery exhibitions, coordinating art shows, murals, and more. His missions is profound but simple, document and catalyze the enlightenment of humanity. 

 

Artist in Residency:

 

  • Vernon Hills High School. Vernon Hills, IL February - May 2015

 

Solo shows

  • BFA undergraduate show: Atrium Gallery- studio arts bldg. Nov. 7-14 2011

  • Books and paintings solo show: Amanda Murphy’s Occupier Gallery. March 9-30 2012

  • “What’s the Difference” M.C. Ginsberg. June 1 to July 31, 2012

  • Beginner’s Mind: Paintings and drawing by R. Blume: GoCycle Studio. Aug. 17 2012

  • “Flow” Both Sides Gallery. Oct. 22 -Nov. 22 2013

  • Illumine spring Launch Show. Lululemon atletica Rush 4/17/04

  • “Buddha Birthday Bash” Live painting and show. Lululemon athletica Halsted 5/9/14

  • “Live painting Selfless Event” Energi fitness, Chicago.  6/13/14

  • Ellison Launch Live painting. The Kensignton Rooftop, Chicago 7/25/14

  • “Thanksgiving Live painting” at Space by Dojo, Chicago 11/21/14

  • “Vibeup Launch” Godfrey Hotel, Chicago 1/23/15

  • The Art of Yoga. Zen Yoga Garage 4/3/15

  • "Live art" Blick art materials Chicago 4/22/15

  • Vibeup with the Starnes Sisters. Harry's Velvet Lounge, Chicago. 4/25/15

  • Live Art. Lululemon athletica Rush st. Chicago 5/10/15

  • Vibeup Rick Bayless. Block 37. Chicago 5/29/15

  • Live Art. Lululemon athletica Halsted. Chicago 6/28/15

  • Live Art. Lululemon Old Orchard. Skokie 7/25/15

  • Art Inspired Yoga+ Gallery. Ohm Culture. Chicago 3/18/16

  • Unity Love Consciousness. Infiniteus Rock and juice bar. Chicago. 4/12/16

  • Yogaview Gallery. Yogaview Chicago 26/7/2017

 

Collaborative shows

  • Artist’s Mark’ it collaborative show: Public Space 1. Sept. 2-30 2011

  • Undergraduate painting and sculpture exhibition: Market/Dubuque Gallery. May 1-4 2012

  • “Like Club, Not Frozen”: Raygun T-shirt Shop/Wesley Center at University of Iowa. May 4-20 2012

  • “Rescue or Destroy” Gallery Bar. Chicago  8/1/14

  • Lincolnshire Art fair. Lincolnshire,IL 8/16-17/14

  • Artist on Boards: Lacuna Artist lofts. Chicago 8/23/14

  • “Mini Show” Sideshow gallery. Chicago 12/12/14

  • “Holidazed” Echoes of Chicago at Subterra. Chicago 12/23/14

  • "Loops and Hoops" Bucktown residence. Chicago 2/22/15

  • Vibeup Brooklyn Boulders Chicago 2/27/15

  • Rejuvenate. Chop Shop. Chicago 6/6/15

  • Sukhava Bodhe Yoga festival. Stone house Farm. 9/3/15

  • Live art, Full moon festival. Alex Grey's CoSM. Wappingerfalls, NY. 9/26/15

  • Live art. Vibeup Kathryn Budig Event. Block 37. Chicago 3/31/16

  • Super Healing's Show. Chop Shop. Chicago 2/10/16

  • Summer Breeze: Conscious art, poetry and dance 6/17/16

  • Majestic Mushroom Art Show. Infiniteus Rocks and Juice 3/2/18

  • Local Artist Group Show. Visual Sensum. Chicago 6/23/18

  • Lululemon's Anti Selfie Museum. Chicago. 5/2018

  • Geometric Dreams. Blnk Haus Gallery. Chicago 9/29/2018

  • Psychedelic Art Show. Infiniteus Chicago. 9/2018

 

Workshops

  • Creating from the center. L&A Healing Center. Chicago 2/21/16

  • Creating from the center : Mandala workshop. Breathe Festival 7/8/17

  • Creating from the center : Mandala workshop. Soderworld wellness center and academy 7/29/17

  • Creating from the center  : Mandala Workshop. Shiva Shack Yoga Studio 8/6/17

  • Creating from the center  : Mandala Workshop. Greenheart Transforms 9/13/17

  • Creating from the center  : Mandala Workshop. Flower of Life art gallery 9/17/17

  • Creating from the center  : Mandala Workshop. Sat Nam Yoga Studio 1/27/18

  • Creating from the center : Mandala Workshop. Breathe Festival 2018

  • Creating from the center : Mandala Workshop. Soderworld Wellness center 9/30/18

Flow

 

 

 

 

 

no beginning

 

infinite complexity

constantly changing

controlled chaos

 

no end

 

-R.Blume

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000173 EndHTML:0000003351 StartFragment:0000002359 EndFragment:0000003315 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/ryanblume/Documents/ArtistBio.doc I was born on June 9, 1989 in Highland Park, IL and grew up in Lincolnshire, IL until the age of eighteen, when I began studying at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in studio arts with an emphasis in painting. Creation through all sorts of medium has been a standard in my life since my earliest days. As the second youngest of seven children, my siblings have always played a major roll in my life. From school projects, to personal art endeavors, I sat by and watched all of them create things. Other than family, nature and philosophy have been major influences in my creative process; a process that I have rooted in one belief: the only constant is change.

 I was born on June 9, 1989 in Highland Park, IL and grew up in Lincolnshire, IL until the age of eighteen, when I began studying at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in studio arts with an emphasis in painting.  Creation through all sorts of medium has been a standard in my life since my earliest days.  As the second youngest of seven children, my siblings have always played a major roll in my life. From school projects, to personal art endeavors, I sat by and watched all of them create things. Other than family, nature and philosophy have been major influences in my creative process; a process that I have rooted in one belief: the only constant is change.

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