Approved: 16.04.2015

Myra Ryan

Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Project manager, Technician

Archived
Approved: 16.04.2015

The artist`s work attempts to define the indefinable; to convey the human condition that language alone cannot fully communicate. It aims to give visual presence to feelings and emotions in a way that is universally understood. The fragile, ephemeral, materials reflect the tenuous nature of life.

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Biography

The artist`s work attempts to define the indefinable; to convey the human condition that language alone cannot fully communicate. It aims to give visual presence to feelings and emotions in a way that is universally understood. The fragile, ephemeral, materials reflect the tenuous nature of life.

Through repetition of action the work is both physical and visceral. The materials used are metaphors for the body, where the body isn`t present but is implied. They bring with them connotations from former uses many of which are embedded in our collective consciousness.

Familiar materials used in unexpected ways bring additional layers of meaning, allowing multiple interpretations.
The work is deliberately open, ambiguous, thought provoking, challenging; encouraging the viewer to pause for a moment to consider, to reflect and to act as forensic investigator interpreting the clues the artist has left within the work. 

CV & Education

Education
Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons)
Sculpture, Drawing, Print and Photography.
Exploration of taking 2D into 3D using non-traditional materials and continuous line. 
Dissertation: A Semiology of Sculpture: Applying Semiotics to Material Thinking                        
Life Drawing, Print, Graphics, Painting, 3D, Artists Books.
2010-2012 Extending Skills in Art & Design

Selected Achievements & Exhibitions
2015
Art Vend Wrecsam.
Chester Open
Wrexham Open, Oriel Wrexham, N.Wales.
This Project, Undegun, Wrexham

2014
Glyndwr Collective, Helfa Gelf, North Wales
North Wales Open, Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Studio Assistant, Susie MacMurray
2013 - current
Studio Assistant, Susie MacMurray, Artist, Rogue Studios, Manchester 
Cloud, Great Hall, Winchester 
Medusa l, London Art Fair,

2015
Legacy, York St Mary`s 
Resonance, Fabrica, Brighton 

2014
Danese Corey, New York
Thomas Williams Gallery, Bond St, London 

Gallery Assistant, Oriel Sycharth
2012 - Current
Gallery Assistant, Oriel Sycharth, Glyndwr University
Heaven and Earth, Methodist Art Collection 

2015
White Lies, Estelle Thompson 
Publishing and Censorship, curated by Rory McCartney

2014
In-Between-ness, Karen Heald & Susan Liggett 
I was a teenage cave girl and other works, Edward Allington