Kathryn Ryan

Kathryn Ryan

  • Artist’s Statement

    Kathryn Ryan evokes the landscape of south-west Victoria, through iconic imagery of the trademark cypress trees, which line the region’s coastline and farmland. She imbues her works with moody and solemn light and shade, conveying a dark sense of beauty in solitude. Through her body of work, Ryan captures the Australian landscape in a subtle yet profound fashion.

  • Influences

    Ryan is influenced by both renaissance and impressionist masters, as well as contemporary artists including Bill Henson and Frank Aubrech.

  • Awards

    The Wynne Prize AGNSW : Finalist 2007, 2004, 2000

    Salon des Refuses, Wynne : 2018, 2017, 2016, 2001, 1996, 1995

    Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize ,Noosa Regional Gallery : 2018

    Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, : Finalist 2016

    Geelong Contemporary Art Prize: Finalist 2012

    John Leslie Art Prize for Landscape: Finalist 2018, 2012

    Fleurieu Art Prize: Finalist 2011

    Tattersall’s Club Art Prize for Landscape: Finalist : 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

    The Kings School Art Prize , Sydney: Finalist 2017

    The Alice Prize: Finalist 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997

    The Hutchins Art Prize: Finalist 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997

    Conrad Jupiter Art Prize: Finalist 1997, 1996

    Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award: Finalist 1998 ACQUIRED,

    Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Award: Finalist 2000, 1992

    Nillumbuk Art Award: Finalist 1995

    Artworkz/BP Art Award: Finalist 1992, 1991, 1990 ACQUIRED

    Diamond Valley Art Award : Finalist 1990, 1989, 1988

    2011: Art Book : New Romantics, Darkness and Light in Australian Art, Simon Gregg, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp 8,10, 136-141, 145, 151, 230

  • Exhibitions

    2018: Summer Show, Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney

    2018 : M Collection 10 yrs Australian Art Collection , Menzies Art Brands, Melbourne

    2018: 2 x 2 Olsen Gallery Sydney

    2017 : The Kings School Art Prize, Sydney

    2016: Regroup : The Artery, Warrnambool & The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library , Geelong

    2015 :Mail Art Project, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer, Norway

    2015 : Biblio Art Award, Blarney books & Art, Port Fairy

    2014 : 25th Anniversary Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

    2014: No White Walls, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    2014: ART SOUK, Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    2014: Australia Unlimited MENA, by Australian Embassy, Conrad Hotel Dubai ,UAE

    2014: Ras Al Khaimh Fine Arts Festival, RAK National Museum &Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort, UAE

    2014: The Portrait Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2013: No White Walls, The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    2013: Australian Art Month, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    2012: Artist’s Books: The Fairmont, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    2011: New Romantics: Darkness & Light in Australian Art, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Book Launch

    2009: The Australian Landscape, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

    2008: Summer Show, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

    2008: Here & Now, Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne, inc Catalogue

    2008: 2x2 Show, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

    2008: Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery VIC

    2008: The View from Here III, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2007: Summer Show, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

    2007: The View from Here II, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2006: Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, Flinders Lane Gallery,

    2006: The View from Here, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2005: Works for Windows, St Kilda Festival, VIC

    2005: Survey, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, VIC

    2005: Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2004: Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, Flinders Lane Gallery

    2003: Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2003: Bowling Club Studios, Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda VIC

    2003: Inaugural Exhibition, Wishart Gallery, Port Fairy, VIC

    2002: St Kilda Salon, Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda VIC

    2002: Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair, Flinders Lane Gallery

    2002: Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2001: Opening Show, Landau Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: Exploration, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Acquisitive Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery

    2000: Serene, Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: Best of Metropolis Gallery, Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: Artists of the Bowling Club Studios, Alliance Francais Gallery, Melbourne

    2000: Group Show, The Continental, Melbourne

    1999: Landscape, Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne

    1999: Salon Show, Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne

    1999: Small Works, Metropolis Gallery, Melbourne

    1999: Works for Windows, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne

    1999: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1998: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1997: Works for Windows, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne

    1996: Abstraction/Reaction, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

    1995: Nillumbuk Art Award, Eltham Arts Centre, Melbourne

    1995: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1995: The Festival of St Kilda, Garry Mc Ewan Gallery, Melbourne

    1994: Six Melbourne Artists, Volartile Contemporary Gallery, Geelong

    1993: Posthead, Ether Ohnetitel Gallery, Melbourne

    1993: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1993: Contemporary Art Auction, Ether Ohnentitel Gallery, Melbourne

    1992: The Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1990: St Kilda Festival Acquisition Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

    1989: National Student Art Prize, Mitchell College, Bathurst NSW

    1989: Fine Art Honors Show, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

    1988: Castlemaine State Festival Drawing Prize, Castlemaine Art Gallery, VIC

    1986: National Student Art Prize, Mitchell College, Bathurst, NSW

    1986: The Art of Women, Warrnambool Performing Arts Centre, VIC

    1986: B.A. Graduate Show, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC

    2010: Inspiring Alumni Inductee, Emmanuel College Warrnambool

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    Winchelsea Pines, 2016
    54 x 148 cm charcoal on paper
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    Hopkins River Shadow #2, 2016
    52 x 72 cm charcoal on paper
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    Hopkins River Shadow #3, 2016
    52 x 72 cm charcoal on paper
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    Cypress Cluster, 2012
    52 x 72 cm charcoal on paper
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    Shadow River #3, 2016
    52 x 72 cm charcoal on paper
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    Railway Pines, 2016
    106.5 x 71 cm charcoal on paper Sold
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    Trainline Silhouette, 2017
    123 x 86 cm charcoal on paper Sold
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    Seed Pod #1
    72 x 52 cm Framed: 96.5 x 75 cm charcoal on paper
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    Panmure Nocture
    71 x 51 cm Framed: 93 x 72 cm Oil on paper
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    Silhouette Nocturne #9
    71 x 51 cm Framed: 93 x 72 cm Oil on paper
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    Black Paddock Panmure
    25 x 30 cm oil on board
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    Kathryn Ryan

    Cypress II
    52 x 71 cm Framed: 76 x 95 cm charcoal on paper
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    Seed Pod #2
    72 x 52 cm Framed: 77.2 x 79.5 cm charcoal on paper Sold
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    Seed Pod + Shadow #2, 2010
    52 x 52 cm charcoal on paper
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    Seed Pod + Shadow #1
    58 x 52 cm charcoal on paper