Kathryn Ryan

Born 1965
Lives and works in Warrnambool, VIC

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Kathryn Ryan's practice is captivated by the state of the ‘in between’. Thriving by exploring co-existing opposites. Never taking form from what can be conceived as truely tangible; navigating what to reveal and conceal. Her subject becomes the husk, the silhouette, the ghost of a suggested entity. Its for this reason her paintings become an allegory of painting itself.

Having spent a number of years living in the UAE, Ryan has returned to her South-West Victorian farm roots- the landscape of her youth. Her very deep intimacy with place determines the viewer’s status to that of voyeur, peering into a personal realm of tense quietness, calm yet agitated stillness. 

Her landscapes invite us to utilise descriptive terminology that is emotively humanised, geared to help us comprehend. Juxtapositions of strength and fragility, the familiar and the strange allow for a more sustained and intimate connection to the landscape that echos her treatment of shadow and light- which is simultaneously bold and subtle, precise and ambiguous.

\ Artworks

A Quiet Place- Cudgee

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 82 x 62cm


Across Winter Paddocks

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm

Corner Paddock

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 152 x 152cm \ Winner of Boys Choice Award, Kings Prize 2019

Falling Light

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm

From Back Roads

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm

Illuminated Pines

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm


2019 \ Charcoal on paper \ 107 x 63cm image size \ 121.5 x 78.4cm framed size

Looking Back

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 91

Night Pines I

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 112 x 152cm


2018 \ Charcoal on paper \ 93 x 72cm

Pines at twilight

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 137x183cm


2018 \ Charcoal on paper \ 72 x 52cm


2019 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm


2018 \ Charcoal on paper \ 72 x 52cm


2019 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm

Road to Home

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 102 x 198cm

Stingray Bay

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 107x137cm

The Quiet Winter

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 137cm

The Way Home

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 91cm

\ News


New Artists Join Nanda\Hobbs

20 September 2018

We are thrilled to announce two outstanding contemporary artists, Martine Emdur and Kathryn Ryan have joined the gallery.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Kathryn Ryan

Kathryn Ryan

The Way Home

23 May — 8 June 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Contact Us

to find out more about Kathryn Ryan.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday The gallery will be OPEN on Sunday 15 September during Sydney Contemporary 11am - 4pm