Joan Ryan

Joan Ryan is a Boston based artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Ryan has been a full Professor of painting and drawing a Lesley University School of Art and Design since 1996 teaching all levels of painting and drawing. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Puffin Foundation, and George Sugarman Foundation. In 2011 she was awarded the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. 2014 she received AIR Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. She received her MFA in Painting from Boston University studying with James Weeks and John Wilson. Her recent “O King” project was included in 2006 Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference panel on “Public Memory” and exhibited as a solo exhibition at The Cambridge Multi Cultural Center in Cambridge, MA. In her solo exhibition “What We Forgot To Remember” at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn Ryan’s paintings and drawing used nostalgic images of childhood that crashed into present day realities. In 2011 she was Artist in Residence at DADA Post, Berlin Germany where she exhibited he work. Her most recent exhibitions were “Ruinlust” at Soho 20, Chelsea, NY and “Cock and Bull” at the Kit Schulte Gallery Berlin Germany. She has been an active member of WCA for more than twenty years. She is affiliated The Drawing Center NY, NY, and AIR Gallery in Brooklyn NY.


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