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Kathleen Ryan Moldy Lemon, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Moldy Lemon, 2019
Turquoise, amazonite, Ching Hai jade, jasper, quartz, magnesite, lapis lazuli, malachite, tree agate, sesame jasper, hematite, agate, fluorite, ruby in zoisite, serpentine, marble, amethyst, obsidian, onyx, black tourmaline, bone, horn, freshwater pearl, coral, glass, steel pins on coated polystyrene
49.5 x 72.5 x 44.5 cm (19.5 x 28.5 x 17.5 in)
Kathleen Ryan Moldy Lemon, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Moldy Lemon, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Hard Water, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Hard Water, 2019
Cast iron, glass
183 x 61 x 30.5 cm (72 x 24 x 12 in)
Kathleen Ryan Hard Water, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Hard Water, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan:Cultivator, Installation view at MIT List Visual Arts Center, USA, 2019
Photograph by Peter Harris Studio
Kathleen Ryan Mother of Pearl, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Mother of Pearl, 2019
Iron, Abalone shell
93.5 x 39 x 15 in
Kathleen Ryan Mother of Pearl , 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Mother of Pearl , 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Cultivator, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Cultivator, 2019
Onyx, brass, cast iron
88 x 24 x 24 in
Kathleen Ryan Cultivator, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Cultivator, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Galaxie, 300, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Galaxie, 300, 2019
Black and white bowling balls, brass
Approximately 8.5 x 8.5 x 600 - 1146 in
Kathleen Ryan Galaxie, 300, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Galaxie, 300, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Galaxie, 300, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Galaxie, 300, 2019 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Ghost Palm, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Ghost Palm, 2019
Steel, acrylic, polycarbonate
(25 ft) 740 cm tall
Photo: Lance Brewer
Kathleen Ryan Ghost Palm, 2019
Kathleen Ryan
Ghost Palm, 2019
Steel, acrylic, polycarbonate
(25 ft) 740 cm tall
Photo: Lance Brewer
Kathleen Ryan Receiver, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Receiver, 2018
Steel, abalone shell
46 × 53 × 67 cm
Kathleen Ryan Receiver, 2018  (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Receiver, 2018 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Embrace, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Embrace, 2018
174 × 60 × 20 cm
Kathleen Ryan Embrace, 2018 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Embrace, 2018 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Satellite in Repose, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Satellite in Repose, 2018
Glazed ceramic, aluminum, steel
312 × 420 × 235 cm
Kathleen Ryan, Seven Sculptures at Sunset, Installation view at Josh Lilley, 2018.
Kathleen Ryan, Seven Sculptures at Sunset, Installation view at Josh Lilley, 2018.
Kathleen Ryan Fountain of Youth, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Fountain of Youth, 2018
Cast iron, plastic fruit with sequins, plastic beads and steel pins
152 × 100 × 50 cm
Kathleen Ryan Fountain of Youth, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Fountain of Youth, 2018
Cast iron, plastic fruit with sequins, plastic beads and steel pins
152 × 100 × 50 cm
Kathleen Ryan Fountain of Youth, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Fountain of Youth, 2018
Cast iron, plastic fruit with sequins, plastic beads and steel pins
152 × 100 × 50 cm
Kathleen Ryan Muscle, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Muscle, 2018
Glazed ceramic, steel, oil
86.5 × 84 × 81 cm
Kathleen Ryan il Volatile, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
il Volatile, 2018
Bronze, stainless steel traffic barriers with concrete, marble
168 × 60 × 22 cm
Kathleen Ryan Pearl Hole, 2018
Kathleen Ryan
Pearl Hole, 2018
Bowling balls, brass lamp parts, woven brass rope, cast iron fireplace covers
69 × 350 × 210 cm
Kathleen Ryan Bacchante, 2015
Kathleen Ryan
Bacchante, 2015
Concrete, granite, stainless steel
Kathleen Ryan, Pink Hook Iron Eyes,  Installation View at Arsenal Contemporary, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Pink Hook Iron Eyes, Installation View at Arsenal Contemporary, 2017
Kathleen Ryan Diana, 2017
Kathleen Ryan
Diana, 2017
Cast iron, brass, rose quartz
223.5 x 61 x 61 cm
Kathleen Ryan Diana, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Diana, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Barbed Wire, 2017
Kathleen Ryan
Barbed Wire, 2017
Bowling balls, brass
254 x 61 x 61 cm
Kathleen Ryan Barbed Wire, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Barbed Wire, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Caliper, 2017
Kathleen Ryan
Caliper, 2017
Cast iron, crystal
150 x 89 x 24 cm
Kathleen Ryan Caliper, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Caliper, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan Throne, 2017
Kathleen Ryan
Throne, 2017
Granite
91.4 x 61 x 61.5 cm
Kathleen Ryan Between Two Bodies, 2017
Kathleen Ryan
Between Two Bodies, 2017
Granite, glazed ceramic, stainless steel
209.55 x 105.4 x 120.65 cm
Kathleen Ryan Between Two Bodies, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan
Between Two Bodies, 2017 (detail)
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Weightless Again, Installation View at Ghebaly Gallery, 2017
Kathleen Ryan Untitled, 2016
Kathleen Ryan
Untitled, 2016
Pewter, copper, stainless steel, steel
157 × 122 × 37 cm
Kathleen Ryan Untitled (Chandelier), 2015
Kathleen Ryan
Untitled (Chandelier), 2015
Glazed ceramic, painted steel, lamp wiring and hardware
139 x 152 x 170 cm
Kathleen Ryan Caprice, 2016
Kathleen Ryan
Caprice, 2016
Concrete, steel, bowling ball
84 × 167 × 43 cm
Kathleen Ryan, Bacchante, Installation View, Thesus Temple at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Austria, 2017
Kathleen Ryan, Bacchante, Installation View, Thesus Temple at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Austria, 2017
Kathleen Ryan Bacchante Reclining, 2015
Kathleen Ryan
Bacchante Reclining, 2015
Concrete, marble, steel
102 × 102 × 76 cm
Kathleen Ryan Wave, 2015
Kathleen Ryan
Wave, 2015
Powder coated steel railing
Kathleen Ryan The Rise and Fall, 2014
Kathleen Ryan
The Rise and Fall, 2014
Glazed Ceramic
Kathleen Ryan, UCLA MFA, 2014, Installation view, New Wight Gallery, LA
Kathleen Ryan, UCLA MFA, 2014, Installation view, New Wight Gallery, LA
Kathleen Ryan More Is More Snake Ring, 2014
Kathleen Ryan
More Is More Snake Ring, 2014
Polished concrete, rebar
Kathleen Ryan Tropical Paradise, 2014
Kathleen Ryan
Tropical Paradise, 2014
Hydrocal, fiberglass, oil paint
Kathleen Ryan Block Wall, 2012
Kathleen Ryan
Block Wall, 2012
Glazed ceramic, steel

Biography

New York- based Kathleen Ryan’s work in sculpture is distinguished by
her virtuosic grasp of materials, ranging from poured concrete, cast
iron, carved marble, and precious stones, to found objects such as
granite machine-mount blocks or bowling balls. Ryan engages with
formal sculptural concerns such as volume, weight, pressure, balance,
and line, while subtly alluding to the materials’ historical and
economic underpinnings, along with frequent references to the human
body and classical motifs. Many of her recent works were cast at a
nearly defunct iron foundry in Pennsylvania, and in part engage with a
declining manufacturing industry that has shaped the economic and
social trajectory of communities across the United States. Varying
from poetic to deadpan, Ryan’s works are rendered effortlessly light
and delicate in spite of their massive industrial materials and
manifest weight.

Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, Santa Monica, California) holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the Pitzer College, Claremont, California (2006) and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2014).

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Moldy Lemon (detail), 2019

Recent solo exhibitions: Kathleen Ryan:Cultivator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2019); Seven Sculptures at Sunset, Josh Lilley, London, UK (2018); Man Made Moon, CC Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai, China (2018); Weightless Again, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Bacchante, Theseus Temple Commission, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (2017); Pink Hook Iron Eyes, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, USA (2017); Kathleen Ryan, Josh Lilley, London (2016).

Select group exhibitions: Ghost Palm, Desert X Biennial, Coachella Valley, California, USA (2019); Sculptures, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (2018); Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA (2018); Outrageous Ornament, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA (2018); Liquid Dreams, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2018); Frieze Sculpture, Regent’s Park, London, UK (2018); I Had the Landscape in My Arms, Josh Lilley, London, UK (2018); Spieltrieb, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA (2018); Vision Valley, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, USA (2018); Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, USA (2018); The Leftovers, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA (2017); L'Été plus vaste que l'Empire..., Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2017); Webutuk Vuitton, The Re-Institute, Millerton, New York, USA (2017); Gates of Hell, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Flavr Savr*, The Pit, Los Angeles, USA (2016); Frieze Sculpture, Regent’s Park, London, UK (2015); Jeff, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, USA (2015).

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