June 2 - 30, 2017 Moberg Gallery 2921 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 Opening reception June 2, 2017
Group Exhibition February 26, 2019 - April 20, 2019 Moberg Gallery - 2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312
Kicking Abstract & Taking Names -- Women Painters Curated by Conn Ryder
September 13, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Moberg Gallery - 2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 Opening reception Friday, September 13, 2019; 5:00 - 8:00pm.
Featured artists: Johanne Brouillette, Margaret Fitzgerald, Sarah Grant, Dana James, Anita Jung, Trixie Pitts, Ellen Rolli, Conn Ryder, Karen Scharer, Julie Schumer, Daniela Schweinsberg, Alayne Spafford and Pamela Staker.
October 2019 My painting "Disenchanted" is the cover art featured on the book "This is My Body: Women of Color Reclaiming Narratives of Self and Body" -- "an anthology of written works by women of color exploring their relationship with their bodies . . . ";
Published by Nomadic Press, October 2019;
Winter Group Show December 2, 2019 - January 6, 2020 Moberg Gallery - 2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312
Contemporary Women Paint: Abstract Expressions
January 29 - March 20, 2021 Moberg Gallery -- 211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
"Conn Ryder’s new acrylic works on canvas: 'Fustercluck,' 'Grin and Bear It,' 'Over the Moon,' 'Sucker Punch,' and 'The Jig is Up,' are celebratory and cathartic. Her work feels gorgeously wild and visceral, with an objective of subjecting one to life, with all its vicissitudes-to activate self and other. Because body, whether subject or not, is all relationship. And mind is mining. And the muscle that beats out everything else, is, without the body/mind unity, simply a contained splatter. But with it, paintings of effusion become strange images of new jacaranda species and pyrotechnics, from up in the tree or inside the work of fire." Text by Michaela Mullin
Viral Influence: Art in the Time of Coronavirus
May 20 - August 22, 2021 Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard Arvada, CO 80003