Artist Statement

Katie Ryan is a visual artist, working predominantly through sculpture, installation and video. Born in Ireland, she has been living and working in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia, since 2013. Her work is concerned with modes of understanding, looking in particular at the connection between language-based cognition and embodiment. Ryan explores how our physical and emotional experience of the world shapes our systems of knowledge and ways of reasoning. Her work is informed by a combination of research and intuitive experimentation with materials and processes.

She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2017. Ryan is currently on the programming committee at KINGS Artist-Run Initiative and The Women's Art Register. She has presented solo exhibitions at Bus Projects and KINGS Artist-Run and has been involved in group exhibtions at Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Fortfivedownstairs, Crowther Contemporary, The Counihan Gallery and The Margaret Lawrence Gallery. She has been the recipient of the Rob Ramage Sculpture Prize and a University of Melbourne Student Union Creative Arts Grant.

 

Education:

2017                    BA Fine Arts (Visual Art) Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Victoria

2014 -2016       BA Fine Arts (Visual Art), Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Victoria


Solo Exhibitions:

2019      Dissecting a violin body, Bus Projects, Collingwood, Victoria 

2016     Domain, Kings Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne, Victoria


Group Exhibitions:

2019     A message in the collar, Town Hall Underground, Hobart (as part of HoBiennale)

2019      M_othering the perceptual are poetica, The Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria 

2018      Degrees of Separation, C3 Contemporary Art space, Abbotsford, Victoria

2018      Fog then sunny, Artery Co-operative Limited, Northcote, Victoria

2018      New Perspectives, Crowther Contemporary, Docklands, Victoria

2017      VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Victoria

2017      Objective Memory, KINGS Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne, Victoria

2017     EmergingArtist Award, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Victoria

2017     Implicit/Explicit, Bus Projects, Collingwood, Victoria

2017     Chrysalis,Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Victoria

2016     VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Victoria

2016     Proud, Margret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, Victoria

2016     Transfer, Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery, Southbank, Victoria

2015     Open Displays, Project Spaces at George Paton Gallery, Southbank, Victoria

2015     Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery,Southbank, Victoria

2015     Casting Situations, George Paton Gallery, Parkville, Victoria

2014     High Beam, Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery, Southbank, Victoria

2013     Art’s Complex Summer Tenants Show, Edinburgh, Scotland


Curatorial Experience

2019      A message in the collar, Town Hall Underground, Hobart (as part of HoBiennale)

2018      Dissident Assemblies, KINGS Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne

2018      Fog then sunny, Artery Co-operative Limited, Northcote, Victoria

2017      Elapse, Rosny School House Gallery, Hobart (as part of the HoBiennale)

2017      Objective Memory, KINGS Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne


Awards

2017     University of Melbourne Student Union Creative Arts Grant

2017     Finalist, Fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award

2016     Rob Ramage Sculpture Prize, VCA Graduate Exhibition

2016     Judges award for sculpture, Proud

2015     Judges award for best second year work, Proud


Artist Talks and Workshops:

2017   Objective Memory Artist Talk, Kings Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne

2017   Objective Memory Tactile Tour and Mini-Workshop, Kings Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne


Current Roles:

2020 – Present     Committee Member, The Women's Art Register, Richmond

2017 – Present      Committee Member, KINGS Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne

 

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