Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice, a Mohawk of Kahnawake, Quebec is an artist and curator. Rice received a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received an Associate of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has worked for the past 16 years within the museum/art gallery milieu as an educator and curator (assistant, guest, resident, fellow, independent and Chief) at various centres including the Iroquois Indian Museum, Indian Art Centre (INAC), Carleton University Art Gallery and the Walter Phillips Art Gallery. He has published articles in the periodicals – Canadian Art, Spirit, Fuse, Muse and Blackflash. Rice is also a co-founder and former director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. Rice’s exhibitions include ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land, Oh So Iroquois, Scout’s Honour, LORE, Hochelaga Revisited and ALTERNATION. In 2009, he joined the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts as Chief Curator.