Ryan gains inspiration from the human condition and the environments that affect our cognitive behaviour. His work contains suggestive and metaphorical qualities, using the camera as a tool to express his intuitive methods while allowing it to guide and manifest his visual language. His photographic aesthetic has become recognisable which derived through his interest in cinema, using colour and light to further enhance his conceptual intentions.
Ryan has finished his Bachelors of Arts at Ulster University, achieving a first class honours in Photography with Video in July 2022, and has recently graduated from one year of international studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design situated in Budapest. He was awarded a place on the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences executive Dean’s List for his academic year of 2018-2019. Ryan became one of five recipients of the inaugural RADAR Research and Development Artist Residency for PhotoIreland.
The Golden Thread Gallery 2018/2019
Belfast Photo Festival 2019
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice
Diploma in International Academic Studies with Distinction. Graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest
Bachelors of Arts, Photography with Video (First Class Honours) - Ulster University
Dean's list 2018-19
Santander's Student Enterprise Support Grant
Nominated and selected for the Research and Development Artist Residency (RADAR) supported by PhotoIreland
Selected for Irish Photo Network - Upcoming online platform showcasing contemporary photographic practices from the island of Ireland. Organised by Photo Museum Ireland in partnership with Belfast Exposed, Belfast Photo Festival and Source Magazine.
Publications & Exhibitions
Source, Graduate Online Photography 2022
The Golden Thread Gallery - A Bigger Picture 12 May – 09 July 2022
Ulster University Graduate Show 6th June - 18th June
PhotoIreland Festival 2022 7th July - 28th August
The Big Queer Art Show - 2 Royal Avenue in Belfast - August 2022
Irish Photo Network
Irish Arts Review
Ulster University's official Instagram and Twitter