Sarah Ryan


Education
1998-2002           
PhD Fine Arts, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart

1997                   
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (First Class), Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart

1993-95              
Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane


Residencies
2008-09                       
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Australia Council Studio, Berlin

2003                   
Rosamund McCulloch Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris


Solo Exhibitions
2017                   
The Seducer, Alexandra Lawson Gallery, Toowoomba

2014                   
The Invisible Object, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

2013                   
The first crime, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

2012                   
Two worlds, one them being ideal, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Project Space, Brisbane and RAYGUN, Toowoomba

2011                   
The Fourth Dimension, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne

2009                   
THE CLEARING, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

2007                   
like never before, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

2005-06                       
flock, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin

2005
flock, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2004                   
it’s a complex world, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2003                   
it’s a complex world, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane

2001
LOVE U, Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST), Hobart


Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
ALG presents 19 Goggs, Alexandra Lawson Gallery, Toowoomba

2017                   
“something”, Minerva, Sydney
Spring 1883, Minverva, The Establishement Hotel, Sydney
Retroactive, RAYGUN, Toowoomba
#KBSTransition, No Comply, Toowoomba

2016                   
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

2015                   
To the lovers of the true and beautiful, TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN, Sydney

2014                   
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

2013                   
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

2012                   
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

2011                   
Continuity, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

2009                   
Australian Art for Berlin, Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin
ZOMBIE KUNSTHALLE, 34 Saarbrucker Strasse, Berlin

2008                   
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

2007                   
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

2006                   
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

2005                   
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                          

2003                   
Rendezvous mit Gitte volume 3, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

2002
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Octopus 3: Still Time, 200 Gertrude Street, Melboure
There, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2001
What the World Needs Now, 1/143 Collins Street, Hobart
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

2000   
Too Late, 1st Floor, Melbourne
Pivot V: About Photography, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

1999                         
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
2013                   
Australia Council Grant (New Work)

2011                   
Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award

2010                   
Australia Council Grant (New Work)

2008                   
Australia Council (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, Berlin)

2006                   
Arts Queensland Grant (New Work)

2004                   
Australia Council Grant (New Work)

2003                   
Arts Queensland Grant (Small Grants Program)
Dean’s Commendation for an Outstanding Doctorial Thesis, University of Tasmania

2002                   
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant

2001                            
City of Hobart Photo/Digital Media Prize
Bill Roberts Memorial Tasmania University Scholarship in Fine Arts

2000                   
Australia Council Grant (New Work)

1999
NAVA Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

1998                   
Australian Postgraduate Award
NAVA Pat Corrigan Artist Grant


Bibliography
2013                   
Maier, Heidi, ‘The First Crime’, Art Guide Australia

2012                   
O'Callaghan, Genevieve (ed.). Art & Australia / Collection, Awards, Projects 2003-2013, Art & Australia

2011                   
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/

2010                   
Zimmer, Jenny (ed.). Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980, Macmillan

2009                   
Eichler, Dominic.  THE CLEARING (exh.cat), The Green Box Kunst Editionen, Berlin

2007                   
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 (exh.cat), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
McBride, Frank.  20/20 (exh.cat), Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

2006                   
Crombie, Isobel. Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund (exh.cat), 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 (exh.cat), UTS Gallery, Sydney

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

2004                   
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

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

2002                             
Bergmans, Jeroen.  ‘The Agenda – the pick of the world’s exhibitions and shows’, Wallpaper, October 2002.  Page 308
Broker, David.  Primavera 2002 (exh.cat), 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 (exh.cat), 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

2001                   
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 (exh.cat), 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 (exh.cat), 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

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


Collections
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


Contact
sarahryan99@hotmail.com



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