Shadows (wall disease) park - 2014
Shadows (wall disease) @ Beit Zatoun House, Toronto, 2015
To Touch to Measure, 2015 - ongoing
Shadows (wall disease) @ MoRUS and La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, NYC, 2014
Shadows (wall disease) @ The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, 2014
States of Security / Security States @ Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, 2012
No Trespassing / Space Available & Related Works @ 487.5 Concord Ave, Toronto, 2013
Border Crossing (Windsor / Detroit) 2011
Home of the Moment, 2011
Living with a Wall (Berlin), 2010
No Trespassing / Space Available, Buffalo, 2009
Various Cuts, 2008-09
1999 - 2007 Archive

Ryan Legassicke is a Canadian artist born in 1979. His work focuses on aesthetics, the build environment, memory and globalization.

With a background in furniture design and sculpture, Ryan’s work takes the form of sculpture, installations, site works and photographs. His efforts address the ways in which ideologies are manifested in the built environment and questions the resulting psychological effects. Ryan often works in non traditional locations including public space, historic sites and temporary exhibition venues.

Recent projects include the site specific work States of Security / Security States at Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site in Philadelphia, PA (2012) and Shadows: Wall Disease at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (2014) and at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in the Lower East Side, New York City (2014). Ryan has participated in residencies at Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin (2010) and at Spaulding Court in Detroit (2011). He has an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo (2009).

Ryan would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada, and shares a studio with artist Janet Macpherson.


November 26, 2015 - Shadows (wall disease) opens at Beit Zatoun House in Toronto

2014 - I posted two images from Shadows (wall disease) on the West Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany (after Kai Wiedenhofer)

2014 - Gennady Yusim made a short film "Walls at MORUS" about my work at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

2015 Gil McElroy, “Ryan Legassicke: Wall Disease,”, June 24.

2014 “Making and breaking barriers around the globe,” East Villager, New York, Oct.16, p3.

2015 Allison Fonder, “Jonald Dudd Exhibition Challenges the Definition of Design,”, May 22.



Studio address:

346 Westmoreland Ave Unit 105C

Toronto, ON  M6H3A7