Ryan Bubnis is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, educator, and muralist based in Portland, Oregon. His practice includes painting, drawing, illustration, design, graphics, public artworks, and more.

Equally influenced by Do-It-Yourself culture, art history, The Pacific Northwest, and the natural world. He explores themes of presence, connection, and the shared human experience. Pared-down shapes, textures, patterns, and bold colors combine to inspire a sense of calm, curiosity, accessibility, and introspection.

Ryan has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies, and his work has been exhibited across the U.S. and abroad. Bubnis received a BFA in Illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

For inquiries, collaborations, and project ideas say hello: ryan(at)ryanbubnis.com

Solo Exhibitions

Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
Opens December 1, 2023
In Plain Sight
New work by Ryan Bubnis and Nathan McKee

Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
Opens September 7, 2019
Slow & Steady

Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
April 2018
From the Ground Up

One Grand Gallery, Portland, OR
October 2015

Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
November 2014
Let Us Make and It Will Be Alright

Grass Hut Gallery, Portland, OR,
September 2011
This Time, Right Now Is Our Time

Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
November 2009
Ghost Magic

Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ
April 2008
Where the Good Thoughts Grow

Kidrobot, New York, NY
March 2005
Heroes & Heartbreakers

Museum Exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, ROC
November 2008–January 2009
XFUNS Gala 08, traveling international group exhibition.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
September 2007
The Influence of Animation In Contemporary Art, featuring Ron English, Sket One, Andrew Brandou, Ryan Bubnis, Gary Basemen, KRK Ryden and Amanda Visell.

Global Traveling Museum Exhibition
November 2006–September 2008
What the Deuce Are You Staring At?—collection of interpretive work inspired by Foxʼs Family Guy television series, featuring 21 artists.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
September 2017
New work by Ryan Bubnis and Deth P. Sun

Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
September 2016
The Space Between, featuring Ryan Bubnis and Ayumi Takahashi

1975 Gallery, Rochester, NY
June 2013
Black and Blue, featuring Ryan Bubnis and Lucas Irwin.

The White Box Gallery & Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
April 2012 & 2013
TEDx What If and TEDx New Territory, exhibition and auction to benefit The Childrenʼs Healing Art project.

Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dec 2011
11.11.11, featuring Ryan Bubnis, Nathan Brown, Ryan De La Hoz, Eric Shaw, Winnie Truong and more.

Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
February 2011
Obsessive Repulsive, featuring Jesse Reno, Skinner and Ryan Bubnis.

Primary Flight GGG, Art Basel, Miami, FL
December 2010
Fresh Produce, featuring Erik Otto, Augustine Kofie, BASK, Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Ryan Bubnis, Herbert Baglione and more.

October 2010
3-day public awareness event featuring Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Bubnis, Friends With You and more.

Alicia Blue Gallery, Portland, OR
October 2010
NwModern The Spirit of Place, featuring Angela Baker, Ryan Bubnis, Meredith Dittmar, Colleen Flaherty and more.

Open Space Gallery, Beacon, NY
August 2010
Electric Windows, live painting event, public art display and gallery exhibition featuring Ron English, Gaia, Ryan Bubnis, Erik Otto, Bigfoot, Elboe Toe and more.

Together Gallery, Portland, OR
April 2010
In Between Time, featuring Ryan Bubnis, Ryan DeLa Hoz, Deth P. Sun, Jonathan Edelhuber and Jesse Reno.

Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX
June 2009
The Hot Slump, featuring Ryan Bubnis, Cody Cochrane, Jay Howell, Jason Jagel, Griffin McPartland and Pourous Walker.

Stolen Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom
December 2008
featuring D* Face, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, Shepard Fairey, Vitche, Will Barras and more.

Gen Art Vanguard Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL
December 2008
KNOW, curated by Mark Murphy featuring Mike Bertino, Matt Haber, Robert Hardgrave, Jordin Isip, Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto and more.

Upper Playground Fifty 24PDX Gallery, Portland, OR
June/July 2008
Seven, group exhibition featuring Corey Arnold, Ryan Bubnis, E*Rock, Caleb Freese & Justin Gorman, Jason Greene, Sara Padgett and Ryan Jacob Smith.

Grass Hut Gallery, Portland, OR
March 2008
Balls Out, group exhibition featuring Bwana Spoons, Jeff Soto, James Jean, Tim Biskup, Chris Johanson, Monica Canilao and more.

Compound Gallery, Portland, OR
December 2007
For Sure For Real, featuring, Filth, Tristan Eaton and Ryan Bubnis.

Bridge Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL
December 2007
With Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Client List

Buy Olympia
Cartoon Network
Dossier Hotel
Dreamville/Interscope Records
Foundation Skateboards
Imperial Motion
I.W. Harper
Portland Mercury
Portland Trailblazers
Scout Books
Seattle Weekly
Sock It To Me
Throw & Co
Warby Parker
Willamette Week
20th Century Fox

Selected Press & Publications

Vans Shoes Interview
Staf Magazine Interview
American Illustration Interview
Anthology Magazine (Feature)
Clout Magazine (Interview)
Digital Arts Magazine (Feature)
I Am 8-Bit Chronicle Books (3-page spread)
I Am Plastic 2 by Paul Budnitz (Hardcover book)
Idn Magazine (Feature)
Juxtapoz Illustration 2 (Hardcover book, 10 pages)
Juxtapoz Magazine (Artist profile & curatorial spotlight)
Nintendo Power
The Portland Mercury (3 Covers)
Seattle Weekly (Cover)
Vapors Magazine (Exhibition feature)