Artist Statement

I am interested in the intuitive aspect of life and how it operates. All of my paintings  are unplanned so that frees me from too much thinking and in turn allows the intuitive language to be expressed in an abstract form. I love the freedom of creating this way, it allows the unconscious to be explored while living in the world today. I communicate this through colour,  line and texture, the mediums I use are acrylic and oil paint on canvas. 

Vida Ryan


Biography

Born 1960 Melbourne Australia

1984 Graduated from Melbourne College of Textiles

1996 Graduated from NMIT in Diploma Arts Melbourne.

1998 Artist in residence :View Bank Primary School in the City of Banyule Melbourne

1999 – 2006 Exhibited at Parade College Art Show

2000 – 2004 Artist in residence: Parade College Bundoora Melbourne

2010 Exhibited Paintings at the Barbar Bar Nth Melbourne

2012 First solo Exhibition at the Collingwood Gallery Melbourne.(The Woe and the Wow and everything in between).

2013 Exhibited at Summer Exhibition Collingwood Gallery

2013 Exhibited in the bi-centennial Exhibition of the colonisation of the Blue Mountains. Gifted painting “The Crossing” to Elder of the Dagrug and Gundungurra nations in the Blue Mountains

2014 Exhibited in “The Refugee Exhibition” Collingwood Gallery Melbourne.

2014 Exhibited in Pop up Art Show Reservoir Melbourne

2014 Exhibited at Joint Exhibition at Collingwood Gallery (The flow of life-feeling and thought )

2014 Commissioned work for Our Lady of the way Parish Kingsbury Melbourne

2014 Two Private commission paintings (Busy but Fun and Peace in the Sunset)

2015 Acquired a studio space ( Easey Street studios collingwood)

2015 Artist in residence at Jets studio Bundoora, working with special needs young people.

2015 Exhibited in the 'Contemporary by Nature' exhibition Richmond Melbourne, summer arts festival.

2015 Exhibited in the Contemporary Art Society Brooch Show South Yarra and Fitzroy Melbourne

2015 Exhibited Decoy Gallery

2015 Exhibited in the Winter Salon Collingwood Gallery

2015 Exhibited CAS Annual Exhibition ( Highly Recommended prize for “Big Red” Judge John Cattapan

2015 Exhibited at “Art at Burnley Harbour” Exhibition of works by contemporary artist Society.

2016 Summer salon Collingwood (Renovation Rumble TV show bought painting )

2016 Exhibited at the Decoy Gallery Melbourne

2016 Commission work (Gentle Breeze 1)

2016 Published interview by twosixwelless.com online magazine

2016 Two commissioned works ( “Mauve hues” and “Resilience in action”)

2016 Exhibited in Winter Salon Collingwood Gallery

2016 Exhibited in the Belle Arti Prize 2016

2016 Exhibited at the Agora Gallery New York “Interpretive Realms: Exhibition

2016 Exhibited in Summer Salon Collingwood

2016 Exhibited in the Easey Street Artist Studios Show “Eclectic”

2017 Paintings used in back drops for TV show “Ask the doctor” (paintings “Resilience” and “unconscious abstract”)

2017 Exhibited in the Winter Salon Collingwood Gallery

2017 Exhibited Collingwood Gallery "Intuitive Thoughts"

2017 At present working on commission work

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