Ryan Mosley

Ryan Mosley (b. 1980, Chesterfield, UK) is a narrative painter who uses pictorial cues — from beards to brick walls and top hats — as triggers for art historical reference, class commentary, and pure formalism. Mosley has been represented by Josh Lilley since 2020, 11 years after his appearance in the gallery’s inaugural show and a decade in which he presented multiple solo exhibitions at Alison Jacques, London; Tim Van Laere, Antwerp; and EIGEN + ART, Berlin and Leipzig. He participated in the important figurative painting survey Radical Figures at the Whitechapel Gallery in Spring 2020.

Ryan Mosley lives and works in Sheffield.


2007, MFA, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2003, BFA, Drawing and Painting, Huddersfield University

Solo Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) Josh Lilley, London

Verses in Time, Larsen Warner, Stockholm

A planets revolution, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
Rival Poets, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Under Moon, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

From the Verges, Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig

Coup de Grâce, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Anatomy and the Wall, Alison Jacques, London

The Mirror Never Reflects, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin

Band of None, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Thoughts of Man, Tierney Gardarin Gallery, New York

Reversed Limbo, Eigen + Art, Berlin

Alison Jacques, London

Painting Séance, Grand Arts, Kansas City
Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Project Room, Alison Jacques, London

A Gathering, Regina Gallery, Moscow
Project Room, Alison Jacques, London

Census, Engholm Engelhorn, Vienna, Austria

Eight Years Ago and Before, Bloc Space, Sheffield

Group Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) Enjoy and Take Care!, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Gifts for you, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
GMA XXX AAR, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
Drawing Biennial 2019, London
The Last Waltz (For Leon), Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Heads Roll, Graves Gallery, Sheffield
The Wall Have Ears, Aston Hall Museum, Birmingham
Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking, Paul Morrison's Studio, Sheffield
Apartment of Mr. Reverend, Regina Gallery, Moskow
Always Trust The Artist, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

A New kitchen Sink, Josh Lilly, London
JUMP BALL, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
Everything Flows, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
INTER YOUTH, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

PAINTERS' PAINTER, Saatchi Gallery, London
Bühnenreif / 1. Akt (1900 - 2016), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen
Rohkunstbau XXII - Between the worlds, Kulturschloss Roskow, Roskow
Four calling birds, Satellite Berlin, Berlin
Accrochage, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan

offen, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
The Islanders, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
One Day, Somthing Happens: Paintings of People, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds; Hayward Touring & Arts Council exhibition
June: A Painting Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Hurvin Anderson, Nick Goss, Norbert Schwontkowski, Ryan Mosley, Josh Lilley, London
100 Painters of Tomorrow, Beers Contemporary, London

Zero Hours, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
Re-opening, Eigen + Art, Berlin
on paper, Eigen + Art, Berlin

Nightfall, Modem Museum, Debrecen
London Twelve: Contemporary British Art, City Gallery, Prague
Merging Bridges, Museum of Modern Art, Baku
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

LABOR, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Make Believe, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
FIFTEEN: 15 Years of S1 Artspace, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Visions, Monica de Cardenas Gallery, Milan, Italy
Stories Being Told, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland

Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley, London
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Jerwood Contemporary Painters Prize, Jerwood Space, London (touring to PSL, Leeds, Norwich Gallery, Norwich and New Pitville Gallery, Cheltenham)
Golden Agers & Silver Surfers: Old age and ageing in contemporary art, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

Moravia, Cell Project Space, London
Make Believe, Concrete & Glass, London
Cory Michael Project, London
The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London

Wassail, Cell Project space, London
Summer School, Ibid Projects, London
The Great Exhibition, Royal College Of Art, London
Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London
Droppings, Blythe Gallery, Imperial College, London

SAUDADE, Highbury Studios, London
Seeking Tacit Utopias, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Pleasure Yourself, Howie Street, London

Dialogues and Disclosures, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield


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The Coming of Time
Shadows of Belshazzar
The Passage,
A King's Return
A Natural Plateau
Installation View: Radical Figures
Installation View: Radical Figures
Scholarly Voices
Dutchess Of Oils
Under Moon
Cave inn
Installation View: A New Kitchen Sink
Anaotmy and the Wall
Feline Enquiry
The Educationalist
Wandering Studio
The Problem With History
The Happy Cactus
Wise Old Bean
The King's Lean
Installation View: Band Of None
Smoking Decoy
Emperor Butterfly
Head of Plenty
Oak Maiden
Installation View: Reversed Limbo
Waiting For The Romance
Expedition to the Interior
Installation View: Anatomy and the Wall
Taking Care of the Crops
An Evening Lecture
Topiary Gargantua
Between am & pm
Muybridge Leasue Suit
Turns to Stone
The Sirens
Let in Life
Venus Ballet
New Shadows
Domino House
Loving Couple
In Moderation


Frieze New York

Frieze New York

Solo Show

Stains on a Decade

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

A New Kitchen Sink

A New Kitchen Sink

Group Show

4 Painters 10 Works

4 Painters 10 Works

Group Show

Daily Miracles

Daily Miracles

Group Show