RYAN DANNY OWEN / is a visual artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work responds to questions of queer identity, loss, desire, and emotion. Through the use of various media, including music, found photographs, sculpture, and pornography, Owen examines his body existing within the context of queer genealogy and challenges the idea of coming after. // Rdanielowen@yahoo.ca / /


2017 |                        Bachelors of Fine Art with Distinction  | Drawing | Alberta College of Art and Design


Current |

2018-2019 |                Come Find Me, Ledge Gallery/ Main Space, Arts Commons, Calgary, Alberta 

Previous |

2018 |          NOCTURNE!, Marion Nickel Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                        Twenty-something, Stride Gallery, +15 window, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                         And after that we didn’t see each other much, Marion Nickel Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                         They Look In the Mirror and Think its a Window, 371, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2016 |                         Still-Life, Still-Life, Coven Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


2018 |              THIS PLACE IS OURS: Coven Retrospective , Michaela Bridge Mohan, NIK, Ryan Danny Owen, and Taylor Harder, Curated by Alicia Buates Mckenzie, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2018 |                         M:ST 9, Performance Art Biennial, Performing artist, Love Me Like There No Tomorrow, Calgary, Alberta 

June 2018 |                 A Gently Worn Impression, Curated by Luke Maddaford, Left Contemporary, Windsor, Ontario                          

2018 |                         IKG LIVE 2, Performance Art Festival, Performing artist, I Am Not A Stone, You Will Hear Me (For Patrick), Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta  

2017 |                          THE HOURS WE WAIT/ Dominic Pinney and Ryan Danny Owen, Truck Gallery U-hall, Calgary Alberta

2017 |                         Grad Show 2017, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                         BLOCKADE, ACAD third floor, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                         Auxiliary Work Curated by Zimra Beiner, 371, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2017 |                         Shape-Shifters Curated by Haley Craw, 371, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2016 |                         If You’ve Come This Far, ACAD Main Mall, Calgary, Alberta

2016 |                         The End is Nigh! Curated by Laura Hansen, 371, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2016 |                         Cabinet Show, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2016 |                         Tell Us How You Really Feel, ACAD Main Mall, Calgary, Alberta

2015 |                         Take With Plenty of Water, ACAD Main Mall, Calgary, Alberta


2018 |              Maddaford, Luke “A Gently Worn Impression”, Exhibition Catalogue, Self-published, Windsor Ontario. 2018

2017 |              Elizabeth Cameron "ACAD students create exhibit to get Calgarian’s talking about mental health" Metro: Calgary, March 24 2017. Web

2017 |              Art AF Podcast/ "Episode 10: As Much Of Secret As You Want/ Ryan Danny Owen & Haley  Craw", CJSW 90.9 FM. Web.

2015 |             Friesen, Jennifer. “Alberta College of Art and Design student art exhibition talks mental health” Metro: Calgary, March 2015, Web



2018-2019 | Arts Commons/ Come Find Me | Artist in residence


2016 - |                      Mirrors and Windows | Online archive, Archivist and curator

2018 - |                      Pass Me By: Series | Graphic novel series, Co-creator/writer with Kyle Simmers


2018 |                         Portable Closets / Kyle Alden Martens | Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Collaborative Exhibition text and artist take away with Ryan Danny Owen

2016- 2018 |              The Water Cooler Gallery and Residency, Director

2017 |                        LUMINOUS BODIES | Programmed Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada

2017 |                        Waves Through Fog | Curator, Alberta College of Art and Design, Main Space

2017 |                        ACADSA | HEAR/D Program 2017, Mentor and Curator