Ryan Henel

Field Coordinator, Land Arts of the American West

Research Lecturer III

Ryan Henel is Field Coordinator and Research Lecturer for the University of New Mexico’s Land Arts of the American West program (2012-present). He is also Lead Artist for the Harwood Art Center’s Art and Social Justice Apprenticeship, which employs high-school students to design and fabricate works of public art (2018-present). Ryan is a practicing artist who develops site-specific artworks and temporary installations that use perspective, patterns, and scale to prompt the viewer to experience a different understanding of their place in an environment. He has a BA in Fine Arts and an MFA in Art + Ecology from the University of New Mexico.