Approved: 29.11.2008

Ryan McClelland

Artist, Teacher, Gallery educator

Approved: 29.11.2008

Ryan McClelland was born in Liverpool in 1978; he graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2000, Goldsmiths College in 2002 finally receiving and MA in fine Art from the Royal College in 2007. Since then he has had three solo exhibitions in London, and taken part in over thirty group shows both nationally internationally.
His work has been placed in several important public and private collections

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Further education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Disability arts, Participatory projects, Gallery education
  • Categories: Education project, Ceramics, Drawing, Installation, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Text, Textiles
 

Biography

Ryan McClelland was born in Liverpool in 1978; he graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2000, Goldsmiths College in 2002 finally receiving and MA in fine Art from the Royal College in 2007. Since then he has had three solo exhibitions in London, and taken part in over thirty group shows both nationally internationally.
His work has been placed in several important public and private collections in Europe and the USA including the Royal College in London and the Servres Museum in Paris. Ryan also regularly publishes work, including projects with Hermit Editions, The Royal Academy and Sheer Wonder Press.
He has also been involved with various educational projects and been invited as a visiting lecturer to venues and Art schools including Camden Arts Centre, Camberwell College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools, Camberwell College of Art and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Since 2002 he has taught children and young adults with SEN at the Bridge School in Islington. From 2010- 2012 he was appointed as Printmaking Fellow at the Royal Academy, and currently sits on the board of  trustee's of IntoArt an artists collective for adults with learning difficulties based at studio Voltaire. Ryan currently lives in north London with his wife Leah and their dog Barbara.

CV & Education

Education

2007 MA Fine Art (Printmaking) The Royal College of Art, London UK
2002 P.G.C.E Art Education, Goldsmiths College, London UK
2000 BA (hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, London UK

Solo Exhibitions

2009 The Death of a Party, Digiteria, London UK
2008 The Sleep of Reason, FORSTER Gallery, London UK
2008 The Rotten Fruits of Labour, Ferreira Projects, London UK
2003 Subject to Status, Blenheim Road, London UK

Selected Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

2014
Turner/Turner (Part of Common Projects), Tate Britain, London UK
The Fall Show #2, Gare du Nord, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Experimental Studio, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon tyne UK
Inaugural Show, Gare du Nord, Copenhagen, Denmark
RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London UK
2013
Who Killed Cock Robin?, BANKROBBER, London UK
The Florence Trust Summer Show, The Florence Trust, London UK
Rushing to Paradise, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK
MADE 2013 (Invited Artist), Morley Gallery, London UK
Jeux de pichets (Curated by Hélène Aziza) Galerie 19 Paul Fort, Paris, France
To Start With, Let’s Remove The Colour, curated by Paul McAree with Marc Bijl, Simon Bedwell, Sonia Shiel & Mark Pearson Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012
Over the Radar (Curated by Sadie Murdoch) with Marcus Harvey, James Cauty, David Brian Smith, Gee Vaucher Core Arts Gallery, London UK
L.H.O.O.Q.E.R.I (Curated by Mark Hampson),
The Queen Charlotte, Ramsgate, Kent UK
Detours (Curated by Grazyna Dobrzanska-Redrup)with Laura Braun, Jonathan Gildersleeves, Danny Greaney, Nick Hornby, Carolyn Lefley, Kate Lyddon, Emma Neuberg, Tom Smith, Laura Taylor, Willem Weismann. Wimbledon College of Art, London UK
NOTICE (Curated by Mona Casey), ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham UK
2011
The Outsider (Curator) with Billy Childish, Cathie Pilkington, Jay Cloth, Adam James, Sexton Ming Core Arts Gallery, London
B42 with SLICE (Curated by Mona Casey) with Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Heike Heilig Finn, Paul McAree, Ross Sinclair and Niall Singh as part of the Event, Various locations across Birmingham UK
The DISerning eye (Invited Artist selected by Eileen Cooper RA) Mall Galleries, London UK
2010
Auction East, Five Hundred Dollars, London UK
Legends of Circumstance (Curated by Dave Evans & Frances Disley), Adam Dant, Frances Disley, Dave Evans, Mikey Georgeson, Mark Hampson, John Hewitt, Peter Lloyd, Laura Oldfield Ford, John Strutton and James Unsworth., Bargate Gallery, Southampton UK
LAF with Art First, Business Design Centre, London
2009
Mandalay (Curated by Ed Pearman), John Jones project space, London UK
The Space between Surrounds our Desires (Curated by Mona Casey), With Adam Burton, Ryan McClelland, Maslen & Mehra, James Lander, Marina de Stacpoole, Florin Ungureanu, Stephen Felmingham and Michael Cousin. The Event, Birmingham UK
Legends of Circumstance (Curated by Dave Evans & Frances Disley), Adam Dant, Frances Disley, Dave Evans, Mikey Georgeson, Mark Hampson, John Hewitt, Peter Lloyd, Laura Oldfield Ford, John Strutton and James Unsworth. White Cross Gallery, London UK
Frozen (Curated by Gavin Ramsey, Digiteria, London UK
Katalogue XXL (Curated by Wilhelm Finger), Oscar Nieymer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
LAF with FORSTER Gallery, Business Design Centre, London UK
2008
SCOPE art fair with FORSTER Gallery, London UK
Group Show, O contemporary, London UK
A little bit of skulduggery, Bankrobber, London UK
Chiaroscuro (Curated by Sophie Wilson), Ada Street Gallery, London UK
Group Focus, Forster Gallery, London UK
The Evil Art Market, Art Car Boot, London UK
Katalogue XXL (Curated by Wilhelm Finger),
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
7 Wonders of the Ancient World (Curated by Will Martry), St Pancras Crypt, London UK Project (OR) with Vegas Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
LAF with FORSTER Gallery, Business Design Centre, London UK
2007
PURE_Printmaking(Curated by Christian Ferreira),
Ferreira Projects, London UK
Last of the Urgent’s (Curated by Casey & Mcaree),
with Nikolas Arvanitis, Simon Bedwell, Ryan McClelland
Colony, Birmingham UK
Katalogue XXL, Trafalgar Hotel, London UK
ZOO Art Fair with Colony, Royal Academy of Art, London UK
Ritual Abuse (Curated by Harry Burden),
The Boys Hall, London UK
The Great Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London UK
Underground, Subway Gallery, London UK
Kunstwurst, Café Gallery Projects, London UK
Urban Monsters, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
Over & Over Again (Curated by Sacha Craddock),
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London UK
2006
Leicester City Art Gallery (Curated by Jacui Poncelet & Carol McNicholl), Leicester UK
Pinocchio Related, Academia de Venice, Venice, Italy
New News from Nowhere (Curated by Mark Hampson), William Morris Gallery, London UK
2005
Domesticity, the Art works Gallery, Bournemouth UK
Co[]ect (Selected by Carol McNicoll), Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2003
Heremyself, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw, London UK
2002
The New Radicals, Galleri Sigma, Goteborg, SWE
2000
Futuremap 2000 (Selected by Richard Slee), Davies Street Gallery, London UK

Selected Publications

2012 "Believe in an alternative" Sheer Wonder Press, Manchester
2012 Red Magazine, April issue
2011 "New Wood Block Prints" Concrete Hermit
2011 "B42" Published by SLICE part of the Event, Birmingham
2011A.N Magazine
2010 Legends of Circumstance, Dazed Digital
2009 Manderley, Pick of the week, The Guardian
2008 Ryan McClelland at the Forster Gallery, Ned Beauman, Dazed & Confused
2008 From Josef Fritzl to Fred West,, Sharon Horgan The Guardian, Thursday 15th May
2007 Ceramic Review Nov/Dec
2007 Katologue XXL
2007 'As If Something Once Mentioned Now Plain to See', Colony
2007 Last of the Urgents, Mark Hutchinson, Colony
2007 'Ritual Abuse', Exhibition Catalogue
2006 'New News from Nowhere', William Morris Gallery
2005 'Domesticity', Exhibition Catalogue
2000 'Future Map 2000', Exhibition Catalogue, the London Institute

Residencies & Fellowships

2013 Artist in Residence, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK
2012-13 Artist in Residence, The Florence Trust, London UK
2012 Artist in Residence, Chelsea College of Art, London UK
2010-12 Printmaking Fellow, Royal Academy Schools, London UK
2008 Spiral Residency, Camden Arts Centre, London UK
2003 Artist in Residence, Holloway School, London UK

Teaching & Visiting Lecturing

2002-Present, The Bridge School, London UK
2012-Present Morley College London UK
2010 -2012 The Royal Academy Schools, London UK
2010 Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham UK
2009-11 Core Arts, London UK
2009 Orleans House & Gallery, Twickenham UK
2008-13 Camden Arts Centre, London UK
2007 Winchester School of Art, Park, Winchester UK
2006-08 Camberwell College of Arts London UK
2006 The Royal College of Art London UK
2002-03 Crafts Council, London UK
2002 Crusoe House School, London UK
2002 North London Collegiate School, London UK
2001-02 Tate Modern, London UK

Collections
Sèvres Museum, Paris, FR
The Royal College of Art, London, UK
The Royal Academy, London, UK
Tom Conran, London, UK
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
Private National and International collections