Paul Ryan papers, 1931-2009

Ryan, Paul Louis, b. 1943
Video artist, Writer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 19.2 linear feet
1 rolled doc.

Collection Summary: Biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; subject files arranged alphabetically; notebooks of writings, 1968-1996; videos and prepatory material, including Bronx Waterfall, 1988, and Nature in NYC; photographs; works of art; and printed material regarding Paul Ryan's career as a video artist, writer, and theoretician.

Biographical/Historical Note: Paul Ryan, 1943- 2014, was a video artist, teacher, writer and theoretician who worked and lived in New York, N.Y. Ryan's video work involved the development of a visual language for representing ecological and interpersonal systems called the Earthscore Notational System. His work appeared in the groundbreaking exhibition "TV as a Creative Medium" at Howard Wise Gallery in New York in 1969, and he was a member of the Raindance video collaborative as well as contributor to the seminal video journal Radical Software.

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