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Ruaidhri Ryan

Ruaidhri Ryan is a London based artist working with mosaic and moving image. Informed by his experience in the film industry, Ryan's practice incorporates cinematic and advertising tropes into his still-life mosaics. His work seeks to elevate overlooked and mundane objects, cementing a diary of human progress with cartoonish humour.Ryan graduated with an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2014 and recently exhibited at Tuesday>Friday Valencia, Focal Point Gallery, UK and the British School in Rome where he was resident as Augusta Scholar. His work has also featured at Spike Island, Chisenhale, Arebyte and internationally renowned film festivals.

MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2014)
BA Hons Fine Art Media, Bath Spa University (2010)
BTEC Foundation in Art & Design, University College of Creative Arts, Canterbury (2007)

Awards, Funding, Residencies:
2021 - British School at Rome Augusta Scholarship
2021 - Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice
2018 - Arts Council England, project funding Accelerating towards a red light
2016 - Film London, BFI London Calling Commission Modern Props
2015 - Exeter Contemporary Open, Moving Image Award
2015 - Plymouth Contemporary Open, Special Recognition Award
2014 - Oriel Davies Open, Student Prize
2012 - Arts & Humanities Research Council Award, towards MFA
2012 - Arts Council England, project funding Fiberglass Castles

2018 - Accelerating towards a red light, CBS Gallery, Liverpool
2016 - Belt Craft Studios, Spike Island, Bristol

Selected Group:
2023 - Baggage Claim, Staffordshire St, London, 
2022 - The Sound of a Falling Tree, Tuesday > Friday, Valencia, Spain
2022 - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, Tuesday > Friday, Valencia, Spain
2022 - Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
2021 - Mostra, British School at Rome, Italy
2020 - Ty Pawb Open An Exhibition Celebrating Lockdown Creativity, Ty Pawb, Wrexham
2020 - Going Away TV, Arebyte, London
2018 - EBC20, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol
2018 - Experimental Films, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin
2016 - Tableaux, Assembly Point, London
2016 - Rosina #0, Limone, London
2015 - Testing Tropes, Kestle Barton, Cornwall
2012 - Super 8, Kunstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany. Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Fransisco, USA. Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Touring) 

Selected Screenings:
2023 - In Free Fall, 16th British Shorts Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2019 - Fog World, Dialogues of Culture, State Hermitage Museum, Russia
2019 - Fog WorldLa Pelliculle Ensorcelee, France
2019 - Fog World, Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland
2018 - Modern Props, Recontres Internationales, HKW Berlin
2018 - Modern Props, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Ohio
2018 - Modern Props, Recontres Internationales, Paris
2018 - Modern Props, British Shorts 11, Lichtspielklub, Berlin
2017 - Modern Props, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2016 - Tableaux, Assembly Point, London
2016 - British Shorts 9, Lichtspielklub, Berlin
2014 - 21st Century, Chisenhale, London
2013 - AND Festival, Cornerhouse, Manchester
2012 - Super 8, Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham