Biography

Biography

Leonie Ryan

Sensorial installation artist Leonie Ryan completed Master of Art by research in 2016. Between 2010—2012 she was awarded Masters of Visual Art and Bachelor of Visual Art and Design.

Significant solo exhibitions include Fir, 2016 at Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell and Site, Substance and Sensation, 2016 at Switchback Gallery, Churchill. A highlight for Ryan was the group touring exhibition Gippsland during 2007 to Jiu Jiang, China. Another highpoint is Fields of View, 2011 featured at Federation Square, Melbourne. Specific acquisitions include Flower of the South, 2007 to Jiu Jiang city, China and Flower of the West, 2007 to Baw Baw Shire, Warragul. Ryan received two commissions in 2005 from R.T.L. Yallourn Energy, Victoria Regenerated Wetlands and Open Cut Mine.

In 2008 Ryan was honoured to receive Artistic Merit Award from Monash University and in 2007 the RAVE Award for a group exhibition. Ryan’s studios are based in Victoria and Queensland.

Curriculum Vitae

Leonie Ryan
Born 1965

Education:

2014-2016 Master of Fine Art, by research, Federation University
2011-2012 Master of Visual Arts, Monash University
2007-2010 Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design, Monash University
2000-2006 Diploma of Visual Arts & Design, TAFE

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Sculpture Courtyard Gallery, Fir
2016 Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Project Space, ‘Inside Out’
2016 Switchback gallery, Federation University, Site, Substance and Sensation
2012 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Re-collection
2012 Monash University, Pocket Space, Cabinet of Curios & The Seventh Year
2011 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Australian Made
2011 Latrobe Regional Gallery, Project Space, untitled
2009 Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Planetary Expedition
2008 The Vault Gallery, Trafalgar, Aeracura
2008 Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Lateral Rhythms
2006 Montsalvat, Eltham, Places in the Mind
2005 West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Wet Metaphysical

Group Exhibitions:

2015 Winter Night Festival, Morwell, Transiting Cities, RMIT University, Projection, Icy, Smooth and Slippery
2013 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
2012 Annual Exhibition, Association of Sculpture of Victoria, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Mr. Sheen Quandary
2011 Sculpture trail, Monash University
2011 Emergence: Art on the Move, Federation Square, Melbourne, Sculpture and DVD on the Big Screen
2010 Wonder/Wander, Monash, Switchback Gallery, Churchill, Victoria
2010 Sculpture trail, Monash University
2010 Fields of View, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood, Victoria
2010 Fields of View, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Victoria
2010 Fields of View, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria
2010 Fields of View, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria
2010 Fields of View, Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
2009 ECO, Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Victoria
2009 Gippsland Artists, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2009 Sculpture Garden, Berry’s Creek, Leongatha, Victoria
2008 Gippsland Artists, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2008 Forests After Fire, Tyres Art Festival, Victoria
2008 Biennial Drawing Prize Exhibition, Arc Yinnar, Yinnar, Victoria
2008 Sculptors Victoria Annual Exhibition, Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria
2008 China’s Influence, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria
2008 UNLEASHED, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
2008 GIPPSLAND, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria
2007 GIPPSLAND, Jiu Jiang, Arts & Cultural Centre, China
2007 GIPPSLAND, Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
2007 GIPPSLAND, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria
2007 Melbourne Affordable Art, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2006 GIPPSLAND, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan, Victoria
2006 GIPPSLAND, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria
2006 Kodak Salon Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2006 Melbourne Affordable Art, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2004 TAFE Exhibition, Arc Yinnar Gallery, Yinnar, Victoria
2003 TAFE Exhibition, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria
2002 TAFE Exhibition, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria
2001 TAFE Exhibition, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria

Awards:

2010 Award for Design, Rowland Commercial Catering, South Yarra, Victoria
2008 Artistic Merit Award, Monash University, Tyres Art Festival, Photo Exhibition
2007 Arts Business RAVE Award, Group Exhibition GIPPSLAND
2007 Baw Baw Shire Excellence & Innovation Business Award, Group Exhibition GIPPSLAND
2004 Warragul Art Show, First Prize, Best Contemporary Art

Commissions & Acquisitions:

2015 Churchill Community Garden Project, The Hub, Sensory Garden Arch
2008 Angel Flight, Brisbane, Sculpture and Photography
2008 Painting, Latrobe Regional Gallery, So Swish Cafe
2007 Baw Baw Shire Council, Sculpture, Flower of the West
2007 Local Government MP, Mixed Medium Hanging Sculpture, Baw Baw Dreaming
2007 China, Major of Jiu Jiang, Sculpture, Flower of the South
2005 R.T.L. Yallourn Energy, Commission, Mixed Medium, Regenerated Wetlands
2005 Private Collector, Commission, Photography Series, Places in the Mind
2004 R.T.L. Yallourn Energy, Commission, Photography, Open Cut Mine