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Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, Santa Monica, USA) creates sculptures in the palette of the American vernacular, drawings on trinkets, hobbies and leisure; the glory and rudimentary phenomena of nature; and the playground-cum-junkyard of abundance at that country’s heart. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Ryan has held institutional solo exhibitions at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; the New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA; and the Cc Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai. Her work is held in publich collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Kathleen Ryan lives and works in New York.

Education

2014, MFA, UCLA, Los Angeles
2006, BA Studio Art and Anthropology, Pitzer College, Claremont

Solo Exhibitions

2020
(forthcoming) Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano
Bad Fruit, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

2019
Kathleen Ryan,The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Cultivator, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge

2018
Seven Sculptures at Sunset, Josh Lilley, London
Man Made Moon, CC Foundation & Art Centre, Putuo District, Shanghai

2017
Pink Hook Iron Eyes, Arsenal Contemporary, New York
Bacchante, Theseus Temple Commission, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Weightless Again, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

2016
Kathleen Ryan, Josh Lilley, London

Group Exhibitions

2021
(forthcoming) The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2020
(forthcoming) 50 Years of the Hiscox Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, California
Bad Peach, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles
Alternate Realities: Selection of Works from the Collection, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal

2018
Frieze London Sculpture Park, with Josh Lilley, London
I Had a Landscape in My Arms, Josh Lilley, London
Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
Liquid Dreams, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
Sculpture, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Spieltrieb, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar, New York
Vision Valley, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale

2017
The Leftovers, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
L'Été plus vaste que l'Empire..., Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Webutuk Vuitton, The Re Institute, Millerton
Gates of Hell, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles

2016
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London
Flavr Savr*, The Pit, Los Angeles
Performing the Grid, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles

2015
Frieze London Sculpture Park, with Francois Ghebaly Gallery and Josh Lilley
Jeff, Grice Bench, Los Angeles
SOGTFO, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles
71st Scripps Ceramics Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont

2014
Artificial Complexion, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles
Control Lapse, Josh Lilley, London
2x2x2: Nevine Mahmoud & Kathleen Ryan, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
The White Album, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
ck one daily, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
A Meerkat’s Whistle, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles
Temecula, Helmuth Projects, San Diego
MFA #3, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Corporeal Impulse, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park

2013
Screens, & Pens Press, Culver City
MFA 2014, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Wall Painting, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

2012
Qualified by Light, Actual Size, Los Angeles
Kottabos, curated by Marina Pinsky, Los Angeles
The Planter Show, ForYourArt, Los Angeles

2011
My head is falling out so I’m standing on my stomach, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
HAKKA, the Notary Public, New York, NY

2010
Tasteful Improvements, workspace, Los Angeles
Hollowing, Infernoesque, Berlin, Germany

CV

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Bad Peach (Cheeky) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Lemon (Thirsty) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Melon (Party Girl) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Lemon (Spots) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Lipstick Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Fountain of Youth by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Installation View: Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Bad Grapes  by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Bad Grapes by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Untitled (Chandelier) by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Seven Sculptures at Sunset by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Installation View: Seven Sculptures at Sunset by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Bad Melon (Moldy Slice) by Kathleen Ryan, 2020
Between Two Bodies by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Bacchante (Pink Table) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
il Volatile by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Light Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan, Solo Exhibition by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Ghost Palm by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Ghost Palm by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Caprice by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Satellite in Repose by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Lipstick Rail (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Bacchante (Pink Table) (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Caprice by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Untitled (detail) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Theseus Temple by Kathleen Ryan, 2017
Untitled (Chandelier) by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Installation View: Art Basel Miami Beach by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan, Solo Exhibition by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Installation View: Kathleen Ryan by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Pleasures Known  by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Serpentine Foam by Kathleen Ryan, 2019
Semi-Precious Bone by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Fool's Mold by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Untitled by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Muscle by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Embrace by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Receiver by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Pearl Hole by Kathleen Ryan, 2018
Untitled (Curtain) by Kathleen Ryan, 2016
Bacchante by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Wave by Kathleen Ryan, 2015
Tropical Paradise by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
Installation view: MFA 2014 by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
More Is More Snake Ring by Kathleen Ryan, 2014
Rail by Kathleen Ryan, 2013
Block Wall by Kathleen Ryan, 2012

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez, Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Seven Sculptures at Sunset at Josh Lilley, presenting Kathleen Ryan

Seven Sculptures at Sunset

Solo Show

I Had the Landscape in My Arms at Josh Lilley, presenting Sarah Pichlkostner, Kathleen Ryan, Anne Libby, Nevine Mahmoud, Annabeth Rosen & Holly Hendry

I Had the Landscape in My Arms

Group Show

Water Biscuit at Josh Lilley, presenting Belén Rodríguez, Carla Busuttil, Kathleen Ryan, Matt Lipps, Nicholas Hatfull, Nick Goss, Peter Linde Busk, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Vicky Wright & Yana Naidenov

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Solo exhibition at Josh Lilley, presenting Kathleen Ryan

Solo exhibition

Solo Show

Control Lapse at Josh Lilley, presenting Analia Saban, Nicholas Hatfull, Kathleen Ryan, Patrick Jackson, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Jesse Greenberg, Niall Macdonald & Anissa Mack

Control Lapse

Group Show