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Colorado Women in Abstraction
July 15 - October 1, 2016

MSU's Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
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Winter Group Show
December 1, 2017 - February 24, 2018

Moberg Gallery - Des Moines, IA 50312  
Spring Group Show
May 29, 2018 -  August 1, 2018

Moberg Gallery - Des Moines, IA 50312 
"Discombobulated" featured on DIY Network show "Bargain Mansions"
Acrylic Artist Magazine
Winter 2016
Feature artist article "Flower Power"; Pgs 34-41

Acrylic Artist Magazine Winter 2016; "Painter's
Palette / Conn Ryder"; Pg 112
April 1 - June 30, 2016
Conn Ryder Selected Works - Solo Exhibition
Point Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204)

by art critic Michael Paglia, in Westword.
November 2017 -- "Discombobulate" and "Free Rein" were showcased in a home renovation on the DIY Network show "Bargain Mansions."
Four Solos - Justin Beller, Conn Ryder, Jeffrey Thompson & Bart Vargas
June 2 - 30, 2017

Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA 50312 
Group Exhibition
February 26, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Moberg Gallery - Des Moines, IA 50312
Kicking Abstract & Taking Names -- Women Painters
Curated by Conn Ryder
September 13, 2019 - October 18,  2019
Moberg Gallery -  Des Moines, IA 50312

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.

Press release:
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 - Des Moines, IA 50312 
Contemporary Women Paint:  Abstract Expressions
January 29 - March 20, 2021
Moberg Gallery -- 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

Painting in the exhibition -- "Sleep Deprived"
36" x 72" x 1.5" acrylic on canvas
September 2 - 5, 2021

"An excluisive, semi-private boutique fair specially curated for Hamptonites.  Presented by the producers of ArtHamptons."
Contemporary Abstraction
May 27 - August, 2022
Moberg Gallery,
Des Moines, IA 50312 
All Abstracts 2022 International Exhibition
November 21, 2022
Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Bronze Award recipient for "Head Over Heels"
"Full Tilt"  52" x 52" acrylic on canvas
hanging in the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
during the post of U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgystan - Lesslie Viguerie, as part of the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies program
40th Annual All Colorado Art Show
July  8 - August 26, 2023
Curtis Center for the Arts

Painting:     "Well, Yellow There"  
                    40" x 40"
                    Acrylic on canvas