The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced Will Ryman as one of its 15 nominees for this year's Contemporary Artist Award. The prize will be awarded in October. Represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, Ryman's work is exhibited and collected around the world. His recent exhibitions include Will Ryman: Anyone and No One at Paul Kasmin Gallery; Will Ryman: Desublimation of the Rose, at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL; as well as Icon at the The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair 2011, London and the Roses series, a public art installation along Park Avenue in New York City. Click below to read the full press release from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.