Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan, Cultivator, 2019. Photo: Jack Spicer Adams

Kathleen Ryan, Mother of Pearl, 2019. Photo: Jack Spicer Adams

Kathleen Ryan, Cultivator, 2019. Photo: Jack Spicer Adams

Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, California, USA) lives and works in New York, USA. Ryan works with cast iron, carved marble, granite and found objects to create sculptures that reference natural forms and industrially manufactured produce. Balancing lightness and weight, line and volume, she engages with the concerns of classical sculpture. Ryan often cites historical motifs or repurposes traditional techniques, following her interest in archaeology and material history. Recent exhibitions include The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK (2019); MIT LIST Visual Arts Centre, USA (2019); CC Foundation & Art Centre, China (2018); and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Austria (2017).