The largest solo exhibition to date by artist Veronica Ryan, comprising new sculptures and assemblages that combine a wide range of materials and techniques from organic forms cast in plaster, clay and bronze to more ephemeral found materials such as dried flowers, feathers and fruit.
Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Plymouth, Montserrat, based in New York and the UK) studied at St. Albans College of Art and Design; Bath Academy of Art in Corsham Court; The Slade School of Art at University College, London, and The School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. Ryan’s solo exhibitions include The Weather Inside, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2019); The Hepworth Museum, Wakefield; The Art House, Wakefield (both 2017); The Weather Inside, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg (2011); Archaeology of the Black Sun, Salena Gallery, Long Island (2005); Quoit Montserrat, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2000); Compartments/Apartments, Camden Arts Centre, London and Angel Row, Nottingham (1995), and Arnolfini, Bristol (1987). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2019); Nottingham Contemporary (2017); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2009); The Brooklyn Museum, New York (2007); Tate Modern, London (2005); Tate St Ives, Cornwall (1998); Bard College, New York (1995); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (1992); Hayward Gallery, London (1990); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (1988); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1985). Ryan has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including most recently the 2019 Pollock Krasner Grant and the 2018 Freelands Award.