Sharon Ryan is a painter based in Los Angeles. Irish Descent.
Ryan shows us a visual symphony of the Unseen, the Inside Out, and the parts that go Unrecognized. With this body of work I wanted to take the time to be mindful of the Tiniest Fragments in my environment/surroundings…and paint them…a sound, a cricket, a leaf, a tea cup, a shadow, a bolt, a stone, a breeze. She is painting shapes, marks, textures and colors of sounds, memories, and silence. Our brain will feed us visions, feelings and emotions that keeps us humans going…I started to think about how Memory and Sound are essential to how we humans relate to our histories. Celebratory Moments, Acts of Love, Golden Moments, Love letters…..the language and vocabulary of all the shapes and forms are familiar but yet unfamiliar. I am painting what my memory leaves with me.
Agnes Martin said, Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye, it is in the mind. "when a beautiful rose dies, beauty does not die because it is not really in the rose, it is is the mind.”
Oliver Sacks said, “alternative realities are a structural feature to how the brain is organized. Indeed one must wonder to what extent hallucinatory experience has given rise to our art, folklore and even our religion.”
Solo Exhibitions at Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Light Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Peter Blake Gallery, Orange Counry, CA, Gallery S, Seoul, Korea, Meyerson Nowinski Gallery, Seattle, WA, Remba/Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Lasca/Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA, Irvine Arts Center Gallery, Orange County, CA.
Group Exhibitions at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Hohenthal und Bergen, Berlin, Germany, Neuhoff Gallery, NY, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA , Lemon Sky Projects, Los Angeles, CA, Davis/Keil Gallery, Naples, FL, Gallery Paradiso, Orange County, CA, Coleman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Kellogg Art Gallery, Mt. San Antonio College Gallery, Walnut, CA, Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA, Huntington Beach Art Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Ryan received her BFA 1987 from Cal State University of California, Fullerton.
Public Collections - The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Laguna Museum, Laguna, CA