Sarah Ryan

PhD Fine Arts, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (First Class), Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Australia Council Studio, Berlin

Rosamund McCulloch Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Solo Exhibitions
The Seducer, Alexandra Lawson Gallery, Toowoomba

The Invisible Object, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

The first crime, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

Two worlds, one them being ideal, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Project Space, Brisbane and RAYGUN, Toowoomba

The Fourth Dimension, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne

THE CLEARING, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

like never before, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

flock, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

flock, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

it’s a complex world, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

it’s a complex world, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane

LOVE U, Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST), Hobart

Selected Group Exhibitions
“something”, Minerva, Sydney
Spring 1883, Minverva, The Establishement Hotel, Sydney
Retroactive, RAYGUN, Toowoomba
#KBSTransition, No Comply, Toowoomba

The Curated Shelf Launch, 25 Corby Ave, Hobart
The Floral Gift (with Anna McMahon, Claire van Vuuren, Mitchell Grady and Dale Harrison),
Carriageworks, Sydney
The Floral Gift (with Anna McMahon and Claire van Vuuren), MOP Projects, Sydney

To the lovers of the true and beautiful, TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN, Sydney

The Floral Gift: In Search for the Meaningful (with Anna McMahon), Open Source Gallery,
Brooklyn, New York
For the Hustle, No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
Plants and Personal Memories, MARS Gallery, Toowoomba
Superfluity, USQ Arts Gallery, Toowoomba
Compassionate Voices, Koskela, Sydney
The Brassington Affair, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast

Joy before the object, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Art & Australia Collection 2003 - 2013, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

Cynthia Girard, Pontus Lindvall and friends (Malin Arnell, James Greenway, Tilda Lovell, Bjorn Perborg
and Sarah Ryan), September, Berlin
The First International Experiential Art Festival, RAYGUN, Toowoomba

Continuity, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

Australian Art for Berlin, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin
ZOMBIE KUNSTHALLE, 34 Saarbrucker Strasse, Berlin

City of Hobart Art Prize, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
inside out, ie gallery, Toowoomba
Décor, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne
one plus one, University of Southern Queensland Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba

Perfect for every occasion: photography today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
20/20, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
Summer Exhibition, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin
Kirra Jamison, Rhys Lee, Sarah Ryan & Heidi Yardley, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Light Sensitive, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Movement, UTS Gallery, Sydney
Rendezvous mit Gitte volume 6 part II, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast

The Year in Art, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
This Urban World, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport
ABN AMRO Emerging Artists Award, ABN AMRO Tower, Sydney       
Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Rendezvous mit Gitte volume 5, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney                          

Rendezvous mit Gitte volume 3, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Octopus 3: Still Time, 200 Gertrude Street, Melboure
There, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

What the World Needs Now, 1/143 Collins Street, Hobart
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Too Late, 1st Floor, Melbourne
Pivot V: About Photography, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

7th New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York
Transmaterial, Arts Foyer Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
fall and cry, Foyer Space, Hobart
Sublime Absence, Smith + Stoneley, Brisbane
Liquid Evasions, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Transmission, CAST Gallery, Hobart

Prizes, Awards and Grants
Australia Council Grant (New Work)

Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award

Australia Council Grant (New Work)

Australia Council (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, Berlin)

Arts Queensland Grant (New Work)

Australia Council Grant (New Work)

Arts Queensland Grant (Small Grants Program)
Dean’s Commendation for an Outstanding Doctorial Thesis, University of Tasmania

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant

City of Hobart Photo/Digital Media Prize
Bill Roberts Memorial Tasmania University Scholarship in Fine Arts

Australia Council Grant (New Work)

NAVA Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

Australian Postgraduate Award
NAVA Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

Maier, Heidi, ‘The First Crime’, Art Guide Australia

O'Callaghan, Genevieve (ed.). Art & Australia / Collection, Awards, Projects 2003-2013, Art & Australia

Hill, Wes. ‘Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award’, Art & Australia, Winter 2011, Volume 48, Number 4, Page 768
Hornung, Sonja.  ‘Honest Illusions’, Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, 20.02.11, http://sonjatineke.wordpress/2011/02/20/honest-illusions/

Zimmer, Jenny (ed.). Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980, Macmillan

Eichler, Dominic.  THE CLEARING (, The Green Box Kunst Editionen, Berlin

Schulte-Fischedick, Valeria. 'Berlin / Sarah Ryan', Art & Australia, Winter 2007, Volume 44, Number 4,
Page 611
Doropoulos, Tania. 'Art Movement: explorations of motion and change', Eyeline, Winter 2007, Number 63, Page 65
Always, Lesley. French, Blair. McFarlane, Kyla & Stanhope, Zara. Perfect for every occasion: photography today (, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
McBride, Frank.  20/20 (, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

Crombie, Isobel. Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund (, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Leggett, Mike. 'Time sliced, perception shifted', RealTime, October-November 2006, Number 75
Finnane Gabrielle. 'River Sections', Art Movement: Explorations of Motion and Change (, UTS Gallery, Sydney

Cook, Robert. 'Growing up and Breathing', flock(, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney/Berlin
Manford, Susan.  'Multiple Absolutes', Aurora, December 2005.  Page 28
Ruffels, Troy.  This Urban World (, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport
Moore, Catriona. 'Decoration Aspiration & Nostalgia - Contemporary Australian Photography', Art & Australia. Autumn 2005. Volume 42. Number 3. Page 424-433

Cook, Robert. ‘Sydney, Australia – it’s a complex world’, Art Papers. September-October 2004. Pages 59-60
Handran, Chris.  ‘it’s a complex world’, Photofile. Winter 2004. Pages 67-68

Martin-Chew, Louise.  ‘Season-ender for umbrella group’, The Australian, 16.12.03. Page 14
Storer, Russell.  it's a complex world (, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Millner, Jacqueline. ‘Primavera’, Broadsheet, Volume 32.  Number 1.  2003. Page 29

Bergmans, Jeroen.  ‘The Agenda – the pick of the world’s exhibitions and shows’, Wallpaper, October 2002.  Page 308
Broker, David.  Primavera 2002 (, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Hutak, Michael. ‘Primavera 2002: Art for a Post-Critical Era’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 22, October-November 2002.  Page 104-106
Strahan, Lucinda.  ‘Attention Please’, Harpers Bazaar, November 2002. Page 102
Brown, Suzanne.  ‘Art/Contemporary’, Qantas Magazine, October 2002. Page 31-32
Day, Charlotte.  Octopus 3 (, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Storer, Russell. ‘Look at Me’, Photofile, Number 65, May 2002. Page 4-8.
Rhodes, Briony. ‘What the World Needs Now’, Eyeline, Number 47, Summer 2001/2002.  Page 42-3

Klaosen, Diana.  ‘Sarah Ryan: I LOVE U’, Eyeline, Number 46, Spring 2001.  Page 47-48
Klaosen, Diana. ‘Spectacular! Lenticular!’, Broadsheet, Volume 30.  Number 3.  2001. Page 19
Rankin-Reid, Jane (ed.). What the World Needs Now (, Hobart
Langley, Kim. ‘Framed – Sarah Ryan’, Vogue Australia, August 2001.  Page 67
Kelly, Sean.  ‘Photo Gaga’, Broadsheet, Volume 30. Number 2.  2001. Page 17
Watkins, Philip.  I LOVE U (, CAST Gallery, Hobart
Rankin-Reid, Jane. ‘Magazine Look, with Added Irony’, The Australian, 28.05.01.  Page 15
Rankin-Reid, Jane. ‘Art Through a Lens Creatively’, The Sunday Tasmanian, 20.05.01.  Page 20
Palmer, Daniel.  ‘Shorts’, Photofile, April 2001.  Page 31
Hart, Bill.  ‘Pivot V – About Photography’, Photofile, April 2001.  Page 56
Rankin-Reid, Jane. ‘New media images frame the mundane’, The Australian, 02.04.01. Page 15

Colless, Edward.  ‘Smart Art’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 14 October-December 2000.  Page 64
Cuthbert, Simon.  Pivot V: About Photography (, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
Nelson, Robert.  ‘Back-seat driving’, The Age, 27.09.00
Watkins, Philip.  Too Late (, 1st Floor, Melbourne
Hill, Peter.  ‘Extracts from: The Encyclopaedia of Photofictions’, Photofile, April 2000. Page 22

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Australian Consulate, Frankfurt, Germany
Artbank, Sydney
Hobart City Council, Hobart
Griffith Artworks, Brisbane