About

Awards

 

2018  Elected to Membership of Sculpture Cymru

          Royal Cambrian Academy Open, Highly Commended

2016  Flourish Award, West Yorkshire Print Centre, shortlisted

          ELIA, European League of Institutes of Art, nomination

          Royal Academy Summer Show, London finalist

2015  Welsh Art Graduate 2015

          Print Proof Scholarship, Regional Print Centre, Wrexham

          BA Fine Art (Hons) First Class

          Royal Academy Summer Show, London finalist

2014  Student Prize, Wrexham Open, Shortlisted

 

Exhibited

2018  Oriel Brondanw, Penrhyndeudraeth

          Mid Wales Art Gallery, Caersws

          Angela Scott Studio & Gallery, Sodylt 

          North Wales Open, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Mold

          Painting with Words, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

          Royal Cambrian Academy Open,

2017  Bijoux, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

          Royal Cambrian Academy Open

          Open Studios, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

2016  Royal Academy Summer Show (finalist)

          Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno (selected)

          Willow Gallery, Oswestry

          Blossoms Gallery, Aberystwyth

          Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey (selected)

          Moving Minds, Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham (selected)

          Ignite, Undegun, Wrexham

          Royal Cambrian Academy Open, Conwy

2015  Royal Academy Summer Show, London (finalist)

          Welsh Graduates of the Year Show, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

          North Wales Open, Oriel Wrexham

 2012 - 2015 - BA Hons Fine Art, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Through her work Myra attempts to convey aspects of the human condition that language alone cannot fully communicate. Exploring what is normally hidden from view she gives visual presence to the inner self, to feelings and emotions, in a way that may be universally understood.

 

Drawing using non-traditional materials there is an energy, an immediacy, in

 

Myra`s use of line, rhythm and repetition. Capturing the moment of painting,

 

pouring, wrapping, drawings may be layered, manipulated and taken into space to

 

create 3 dimensional structures. Structures which are visceral; physical; tactile.

 

Working quickly and instinctively with big, gestural movements, the repetitive,

 

rhythmic action allows the conscious mind to relax and the subconscious to come

 

into play. Thoughts flow from mind, through body, into hands.

 

The fragile, ephemeral, materials reflect the tenuous nature of life and are

 

metaphors for the body, where the body isn`t present but is implied. There are

 

tensions in the work between loss and vulnerability, confinement and freedom,

 

concealment and exposure. Familiar materials used in unexpected ways bring

 

additional layers of meaning, allowing multiple interpretations. The work is

 

deliberately open, ambiguous, thought provoking; encouraging the viewer to

 

pause for a moment to consider, to reflect and to interpret the clues left within the

 

work.

 

Myra is an artist living and working in North Wales.

© 2015 by Myra Ryan  contact myraryan@hotmail.co.uk

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