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December 2016
Winter Group Show; Exhibition of represented artists at Moberg Gallery (2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 Opening December 2, 2016 

July 15 - October 1, 2016
Colorado Women in Abstraction group invitational exhibition at MSU's Center for Visual Art (965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO); Curator - Michael Paglia;     YouTube Video here
May 1 - June 30, 2016
Conn Ryder Selected Works; Solo exhibition in rear gallery space of Point Gallery (765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204)

First Friday Art Walk Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO; May 6, 2016
Point Gallery open 5:30 - 10:00pm

Collector's Preview Night Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO; May 20, 2016
Point Gallery open 5:30 - 9:30pm


April 1 - 29, 2016
Conn Ryder Selected Works; Solo exhibition at Point Gallery (765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204) April 1 - 29, 2016;  Show open during First Friday Art Walk - Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO;

Collector's Preview Night on Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO; 5:30 - 9:30pm April 15, 2016

February 1 - May 22, 2016

One painting in juried art exhibit Feb. 1 - May 22, 2016 at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue, Brighton, CO).
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Installation view from the Colorado Women in Abstraction
invitational exhibition July 15, 2015 - October 1, 2016
Installation view from the Conn Ryder solo exhibition
at Point Gallery Denver, April 2016

December 1, 2017 - February 24, 2018
"Artifice & Outright Fakery" will be included in the 2017 "Winter Group Show" at Moberg Gallery (2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 )  Opening reception Dec. 1, 2017. 
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May 29, 2018 -  August 1, 2018
"Spring Group Show" at Moberg Gallery
(2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 ) Opening reception June 1, 2018  5:00 - 9:00pm. 
"Discombobulated" featured on DIY Network show "Bargain Mansions"
Winter 2016
Acrylic Artist Magazine Winter 2016; Feature artist article
"Flower Power"; Pgs 34-41
http://www.northlightshop.com/acrylic-artist-magazine-winter-2016

Acrylic Artist Magazine Winter 2016; "Painter's Palette /
Conn Ryder"; Pg 112
June 2016
Conn Ryder Selected Works continues; May 1 - June 30, 2016: Solo exhibition in rear gallery space of Point Gallery (765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204)

ART REVIEW:
Check out the review of my and artist Michael Pointer's solo shows at Point Gallery
by art critic Michael Paglia, in Westword
http://www.westword.com/arts/review-impressive-conn-ryder-and-michael-pointer-solos-at-point-gallery-7841727
November 2017
Two of my paintings were selected by show host,Tamara Day, to be shown on the new DIY Network show "Bargain Mansions," premiering Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. 
June 2 - 30, 2017
"Four Solos" at Moberg Gallery (2921 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312)  Opening reception June 2, 2017
July 2016
Featured Artist in Janis Kirstein's KIRSTEINFINEART blog. https://kirsteinfineart.com/2016/07/02/collectors-choice-conn-ryder/
February 26, 2019 - April 20, 2019
"Out of Whack I", "Out of Whack II", "Pants on Fire", "CALM DOWN, MY ASS!" and "Stray the Course" will be included in a group exhibition at Moberg Gallery  (2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 )
September 13, 2019 - October 18,  2019
Kicking Abstract & Taking Names, Women Painters curated by Conn Ryder; Moberg Gallery (2921 Ingersoll Aves, Des Moines, IA 50312 )  Opening reception is Friday, September 13, 2019 from  5:00 - 8:00pm.

Featured in the exhibition:
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:
https://www.moberggallery.com/prconnrydercurates/
October 2019
A portion of 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;

Book relase October 5, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/1358624430979019/

Available for purchase at https://www.nomadicpress.org/store/thisismybody