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Ryan Schmidt

PO Box 927
Little Rock, AR 72089, U.S.A.
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Phone: 501-613-7884

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Ryan T. Schmidt’s ambitious intention is to create atmospheric, monumental sculpture that captures the everlasting properties of the sun, water, clouds, and the seasonal landscapes invoking the viewer's imagination for inspiration of great healing and thoughtfulness. Ideas of shapes and concepts in sweeping arcs consisting of curvilinear, sleek lines and elegant form sculpted into a realized form. The sketches come to life in a three dimensional sculpture. The finish is highly polished to create brilliant and complex mirrored images of organic transformation in the surface of the form as contrast between existence and illusion.  His main concept is the reflection of the outside world on the artwork. Through the curves and smooth lines, his work brings out the feel of free-flowing spirit. 


Schmidt has exhibited throughout California, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, and Taiwan. He won “First Place” at Hot Springs 4th Sculpture Showcase, Arkansas (2009), “First Place” at the 11th Indian Wells Arts Festival, California (2013), placed “Top 25” at ArtPrize in Michigan (2017, 2015), “Third place” in Coconut Grove Arts Festival (2017), and received a Proskauer Prize Award at the 85th Annual Awards of National Sculpture Society in Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina (2018); his notable public works can be found in Grand Rapids, Miami, Denver, Little Rock, and Hot Springs. 



Simplicity and importance of life is what he is encouraging through the reflections of sculpture. His mission is to share the gift of inspiration through reflection with the passion for stainless steel and desires to build sculpture that will last for many generations to come. 





2001-2003 University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas

2000-2001 Pike's Peak Community College – Colorado Springs, Colorado 

1999-2000 Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, Oklahoma




2018 Proskauer Prize Award, 85th Annual Awards Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet S. Carolina

2017 Top 25 out of 1346 Artists, Sculpture, Artprize Nine Grand Rapids, Michigan

2017 3rd Place, Sculpture Category, 54th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL

2015 Top 25 out of 1649 Artists, Sculpture, Artprize Seven Grand Rapids, Michigan

2013 1st Place, Sculpture Category, 11th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival Palm Desert, CA

2009 1st Place, Hot Springs 4th Annual Sculpture Showcase" Hot Springs, Arkansas
2009 1st Place, Shine a Light on Literacy, Governor's Mansion Little Rock, Arkansas
2008 People's Choice Award Art on Parade, Northglenn, Colorado

2006 People's Choice for Best of Show, 1st Arkansas Sculpture Invitational, Little Rock, AR 

2006 Hardscape Horticultural Excellence, Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, L.R., AR 

2005 Hardscape Horticultural Excellence, Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, L.R., AR




2018 Saint Louis Ambassadors Air Show to benefit Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

2018 Artprize10 - The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids, Michigan

2018  34th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival, Avon, Colorado

2018 16th Annual Downtown Art Festival, Aspen, Colorado

2018 International Sculpture Day - SprATX Austin, Texas

2018 First Friday Artwalk, The Brick at Blue Star Complex, San Antonio, Texas

2017 Artprize9 - The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids, Michigan

2017 83rd Arkansas Municipal League - Statehouse Convention Little Rock, Arkansas

2017 Art Revolution Taipei, World Trade Center Taipei, Taiwan

2017 35th La Quinta Arts Festival, Palm Springs, California

2017 54th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, Florida

2016 Artprize8 – J.W. Marriott, Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

2015 Artprize7 - Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2015 West Coast Artist, Palm Springs, California
2014 Arts of Palm, Beverly Hills Centennial, Beverly Canon Gardens Beverly Hills, CA

2013 April 11th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival Palm Desert, CA
2013 Venice Art Crawl at Venice Breeze Suites and Venice Ale House, Venice Beach, CA

2013 Made in California Juried Exhibition City of Brea, Orange County
2013 January Desert Art Festival, Palm Springs, California
2012 December Desert Art Festival, Palm Springs, California
2012 Affaire in the Gardens Fall Art Show, Beverly Hills, California
2012 Sculpture at the River Market, Little Rock, Arkansas
2011 Affaire in the Gardens Spring Art Show, Beverly Hills, California
2010 Winterfest Holiday Arts District Event, Los Angeles, California
2010 Venice Ale House Art Crawl, Venice, California
2010 Affaire in the Gardens Fall Art Show, Beverly Hills, California
2010 Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, Los Angeles, California
2010 City Market Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Epicenter Twenty Ten Music Festival, Fontana, California
2010 Venice Art Crawl at 15 Rose Avenue, Venice, California
2010 The Art Squared Art Show at Pershing Square, Los Angeles, California
2008-09 Art on Parade by Northglenn Arts and Humanities, Northglenn, Colorado
2007 Sculpture at the River Market, Inaugural Invitational, Little Rock, Arkansas
2006 1st Arkansas Sculpture Invitational, Arkansas Sculptor's Guild, Little Rock, Arkansas

2004-07 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show, Little Rock, Arkansas




2017,   Artprize Nine Grand Rapids, Michigan Top20 Sculptures

2017 TICAA Taiwan Institute of Contemporary Artist Association - Art Revolution Taipei

2017 Palmer Trinity School News, Featured Guest Artist, Miami, Florida

2014 Beverly Hills This Week, Arts of Palm Centennial Celebration

2012 Saline County Lifestyles, March Issue, Benton, Arkansas
2012 Arkansas Times by Eye Candy, New Gallery,

2012 Ribbon Cutting by 1st Lady of Arkansas,
2009 Arkansas Times, Abode Trends Issue, Little Rock, Arkansas

2008 Saline County Lifestyles, Nov/Dec Issue, Benton, Arkansas

2008 KATV Channel 7 "Arkansan of the Week" Little Rock, Arkansas




2018 Saint Louis Ambassadors Air Show at Cicardi Bruce to benefit Forest Park St. Louis, MO

2017 Visiting Artist at Palmer Trinity School Miami, Florida

2015 Bel-Air Wine Festival, Bel-Air, California
2014 Dan Eldon Creative Center, Malibu, California
2014 UNICEF Chinese Children Initiative, Los Angeles, California
2013 Oscar Night at the Peabody, Wolfe Street Foundation, Little Rock, Arkansas
2012 American Heart Association, Dickey Stephens Ball Park, Little Rock, Arkansas
2012 Oscar Night at the Peabody, Wolfe Street Foundation, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 Shine a Light on Literacy, Governor's Mansion, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 Jewish Federation of Arkansas, Annual Campaign Dinner, Little Rock, Arkansas

2009 Tabriz Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 Splatters "125th Anniversary" Centers For Youth and Families, Little Rock, Arkansas

2009 The Safe Places "Cinderella Ball" Embassy Suites Little Rock, Arkansas



Bridgehampton, New York - Sculpture Garden, White Room Gallery

Habitat for Humanity Kent County, Grand Rapids, Michigan

City of Beverly Hills Arts of Palm Centennial, California

City of Northglenn, Colorado
City of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Governor’s Mansion Little Rock, Arkansas

Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan



Wuxi/Shanghai, China - Amway Botanical R&D Center Co., Ltd.

Taiwan, Taipei - TICAA World Trade Center

Miami, Florida - BankUnited Corporate Building at Financial Center District, Downtown Miami

Boca Raton, Florida - Shavitz Law Group

La Quinta, California  - Madison Country Club, The Filler Estate

Santa Monica, California - Fork in the Road Restaurant , Exterior Giant Fork Sculpture

Little Rock, Arkansas  - Cajun’s Wharf Restaurant, Fish Bones Logo Wall Sculpture

Amman, Jordan - Queen Rania Royal Family of Jordan
Palm Springs, California  - The Morrison, Rabbi Sally Olins

Benton, Arkansas  - Ignite Media, LLC, desk logo Sculpture
Venice, California - Venice Ale House Restaurant, logo commission

(Various Private Collectors in Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, Grand Rapids, Boulder, Tiburon)



Manhattan, New York - Christopher Martin Gallery

Bridgehampton, New York - White Room Gallery

Miami, Florida - Williams McCall Gallery

Aspen, Colorado - Royal Street Fine Art

Beverly Hills, California - Galerie Michael, Rodeo Drive

Dubai, UAE - Pro Art Gallery (next to Jumeriah Mosque)

Los Angeles, California - Artspace Warehouse


Santa Monica, California - Flower+Hewes