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

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Seven Sculptures at Sunset

Seven Sculptures at Sunset

Solo Show

I Had the Landscape in My Arms

I Had the Landscape in My Arms

Group Show

Water Biscuit

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Solo exhibition

Solo exhibition

Solo Show

Control Lapse

Control Lapse

Group Show