Ryan Mathieson is a Vancouver-based artist working primarily with photography and sculpture. He often makes work that is intended to slow down the experience of looking and, in doing so, brings attention to the complexities of mapping, representation, and visual documentation. Mathieson’s process involves repetition as a mode of framing objects—including photographs—through multiple stages of documentation. Engaging in fieldwork, he utilizes the photographic lens to explore and document remote locations. Latency is a driving tension in his work; multiple layers of information are present but inscribed under the surface.
Mathieson obtained an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Design from the Alberta College of Art and Design. His work has been shown in group exhibitions throughout Canada. In 2014, he presented his first solo exhibition at Index Gallery, Vancouver.