Mark Ryan Chariker (b. 1984, Spartanburg, SC) received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including Exhibition 15, PM/AM, London, UK; I have an idea!, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; Platform, presented by David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY; Red Root, Green Root, The Valley, Taos, NM; and Home Alone, ATM Gallery, New York, NY. Chariker has completed residencies at PM/AM Gallery in London, RAiR Foundation in Roswell, New Mexico, SÍM in Reykjavik, Iceland, and NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland. His paintings have been featured in Artforum International, Artnet News, and Art of Choice. Chariker is represented by 1969 Gallery in New York, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.