Paul Ryan

Born 1964, Auckland, New Zealand

Lives and works in Thirroul, Australia

Education

1990

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, New South Wales

Awards and Prizes

2018

  • Highly Commended, Wynne Art Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2017

  • Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra

2016

  • Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery
  • Finalist, Plein Air Prize, New South Wales Parliament House
  • Honourable mention, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

2015

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Winner, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2014

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Runner up, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Doug Moran Prize, Paddington, Sydney

2013

  • Winner, The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Bay of Fires, Tasmania
  • Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Fleurieu Landscape Prize, McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Finalist, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Tattersalls Art Prize, Brisbane
  • Finalist, Blake Prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown
  • Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2012

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Winner, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Gallery
  • Finalist, Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane
  • Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Prize, Paddington, Sydney

2011

  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, The Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown
  • Finalist, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Paddington Art prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, Kedumba Prize, Wentworth Falls
  • Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Paddington, Sydney
  • Finalist, NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, New South Wales Parliament House

2010

  • Winner, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
  • Winner, The Norvil Prize, Murrurundi, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2009

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Commended, Tattersalls Prize, Tattersalls Club, Brisbane
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of New South Wales

2008

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, New South Wales Parliament House

2007

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Commended, Mosman Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2006

  • Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • ‘The Colonies, South by Southeast’, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2017

  • 'Happy Days in the Colony', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • ‘The Colonies’, nanda/hobbs, Sydney

2016

  • 'Queen and Country', Olsen Irwin, Sydney
  • 'Frank and Paul', Egg and Dart Gallery, Thirroul, New South Wales

2015

  • 'Birds of Wollongong', Olsen Irwin, Sydney
  • 'Stalking Noah', Gallery Ecosse, Exeter

2014

  • 'Happy Days on the Leisure Coast', Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2013

  • 'Wild Colonial Boys', Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2012

  • 'Wild Colonial Boys', Egg and Dart, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
  • Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

2010

  • Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
  • 'No Country for Dreaming', Wollongong City Gallery
  • Michael Reid, Murrurundi, New South Wales
  • Clifton School of Arts

2009

  • Michael Reid, Murrurundi, New South Wales
  • Clifton School of Arts

2008

  • Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

2006

  • Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • ‘Coast’, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, nanda/hobbs, Sydney
  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, James Maikin Gallery, Victoria

2015

  • 'Group Show', This is No Fantasy, Melbourne

2014

  • 'Group Show', Station, Melbourne

2013

  • 'Green Cathedral', Wollongong City Gallery

2011

  • 'BIG/small', Rex Irwin Art Dealer

2009

  • 'Heads', Rex Irwin Art Dealer

2008

  • 'Food for Thought', NG Gallery, Chippendale

2007

  • 'The Sea', Rex Irwin Art Dealer
  • 'Cuisine and Country', touring exhibition of Regional galleries

2006

  • 'The Idea of the Animal', RMIT University, Melbourne

Collections

  • Artbank
  • Geelong Regional Gallery
  • Lismore Regional Gallery
  • Mosman Art Gallery
  • Manly Art Gallery
  • Wollongong Regional Art Gallery
  • Wollongong University Collection
  • Private collections in Australia and Internationally