Ryan Preciado’s practice draws on a breadth of visual cultures and material histories as well as techniques and materials. Preciado creates objects, both furniture and sculpture, that foreground the interrelationship of craft, design, industrial production, and art, and he often works collaboratively across diverse ways of making. Critical to his practice is the importance of creating work that is meant to be used, especially in domestic settings, in which objects inform and shape social and lived experiences. Across these works we see a creative engagement with a history of furniture making and craft that he has infused with personal and contemporary references, metaphor and function integrated into a singular object.
Ryan Preciado (b. 1989, El Monte, California) grew up in Nipomo, California. He has had a solo exhibition at Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2023), and Canada Gallery, New York (2021). He curated the group exhibition Downhearted Duckling at South Willard, Los Angeles, in 2020.