Pip Ryan’s practice explores themes that surround the uncanny and absurd, using drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video. Referencing humour and themes of horror within her practice, she is interested in how these two states of consciousness overlap. Ryan often uses colour and reference to everyday objects such as toys to explore themes that are often dark and surreal. Ryan completed her Master of Fine Arts (research) at Victorian College of the Arts with the assistance of Australian Post Graduate Award. Ryan is an Australian artist based in Melbourne.
Recent exhibitions include Collaboratory curated by Kent Wilson at Latrobe Art Institute, Self titled exhibition at GoGo Bar, Do Geese See God at Rubicon Ari, Disquiet (Off You) curated by Stephanie Han for Dark MOFO, Gruesome Twosome at Nicholas Projects, Ups and Downs at Stockroom Kyneton, NotFair 2017, Serious Work at Rearview, Maverick curated by Reko Rennie at MCA Artbar, Horror Show at Strange Neighbour and Gippsland Art Gallery, Relive it Again at Daine Singer.
Recent residencies and awards include Bundanon artist in residence, Steeple residency Scotland, Australian Post Graduate Award, Selected finalist for Darebin Art Prize 2017, Signal Screen Commission, National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award, Best Photographic Award at Proud, Best Contemporary Drawing Award VCA