Working as artist based in Southfield, MA and Naples, FL


Worked as artist and designer based in NYC Including . . .

Making art-based lamps that were sold worldwide through art galleries, craft galleries, furniture retailers and designers

Working as designer on cable tv makeover show, Trading Spaces

Running interior design business serving clients in NYC, upstate NY and Connecticut

My work from this period was (and is) displayed online at Dez Ryan Studio


Taught Art History of Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


MFA Sculpture and Painting 1980, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

MA History of Art 1977, University of California, Davis, CA

Upcoming exhibition:

September 2017, No. 6 Depot, West Stockbridge, MA

1990-2016 selected exhibitions and gallery representation

(fine art and functional art)

Archtetype Gallery, NYC

Archon Gallery, NYC

Civilization, NYC

Davis Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Ferrara Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Gilbraltar Gallery, Charleston, NC

Gilmor Gallery, Millerton, NY

New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA

Motif, Chicago IL

Neo, Buffalo, NY

Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

Uncommon Angles Gallery, Austin, TX


1988 Detail, NYC

1986 Timothy Burns, St. Louis, MO

1985 Art in General, NYC