Audrey Ryan
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
183 Lorraine Street
Studio # 90



Artist Bio:
Daughter of a printmaker and a gunsmith, painter Audrey Ryan (b. 1989, Binghamton, NY) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012, Audrey earned both a BFA (Drawing & Painting) and BS (Art Education) from SUNY New Paltz. Upon relocation to the New York Metro Area, Audrey became the first manager of Con Artist Collective, founding its residency program. From 2015 to 2018, she worked as a Teaching Artist at the Children's Museum of the Arts of NY. Her work has been collected and exhibited internationally. Her paintings can be seen in feature films including Long Nights, Short Mornings and Hide and Seek; the muscularity and assertiveness of her gesture attributed to male characters. Audrey has and continues to collaborate with a variety of organizations and institutions such as The Stigma Unbound Collective, New Chamber Ballet, and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Other media of interest include drawing, printmaking, and tattoo. As an editor, her zines have been published both independently as well as with Endless Editions; copies can be found in the MoMA library and the NY Public Library. Audrey has participated in several residencies including The Vermont Studio Center, Meeting house AIR, and The Wassaic Project. Since 2018 she has enjoyed the title of "Resident Artist at The House of [Mistress] Blunt," and looks forward to a solo exhibition there in November of 2019. She loves cats and The Golden Girls.

Artist Statement:
I am a visual artist consumed by the human figure. My work focuses on our duality as both physical and psychic beings, examining the interchange between psychological states and physical bodies. I am heavily informed by punk, hardcore and BDSM communities, years of classical ballet training and a personal history of disorder and recovery. With a voyeuristic perspective and exhibitionistic gesture, my work probes social performance and aims to provoke the questioning of our architecture of shame, control and power.

All images and text copyright Audrey Ryan