Art School Thinking is an ongoing project being developed by artist and experiential designer Ryan Board. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in the late 90’s winning the Mercury Art Prize, he’s applied his artistic approach to a rollercoaster of applications and projects spanning two decades.
He’s created furniture, interiors and sets for celebrity hypnotists, fashion stores and photo shoots, designed events and happenings for big brands, produced installations for institutions including Tate, Hayward Gallery, ICA, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Serpentine Galleries, and developed countless artworks for artists including Yoko Ono, John Bock and Haim Steinbach. He also established a leading production company, a creative think tank, an app for connecting ‘project people’ and numerous creative studios everywhere from Brick Lane to Berlin to Barcelona.
Building on this journey of exploration and his proximity to the most far-reaching modes of creativity, Ryan has developed a distinct sense for how the unique ‘ways of thinking’ found only in art schools, can be applied to our most unresolvable ‘real world’ predicaments.