MoMA, NEW YORK, January 8 2018

Emerging artist, Jennifer M Ryan, has  recently announced that one of her acrylic, abstract expressionist style, paintings is on display at MoMA, New York, in a digital exhibition.

Nothing New Here, series update May 2018

The N.N.H series celebrates and creates objects that are better than new by re-designing, re-imagining and re-shaping products and their purpose; in part, so that everyone knows that THE ARTS belong to the MASSES.

Discovery Coast Queensland painter

About Jennifer

Jennifer’s journey into the world of art, began in 1993 but went into hibernation until serendipity stepped up and in 2015 she teamed up with a wonderful group of Gladstone artists.

MoMA 

The artwork that was accepted by MoMA New York, was created with acrylic paint and a medium (turpentine). A limited palette was deliberately chosen, to force consideration of relationships and placements of  blocks of colour.

The piece is created on a piece of A3 paper (240gsm) that originally a page in a calendar page, and then a notes page for a research task. The notes were created  with blue biro, and are visible behind the acrylic paint.

Jennifer submitted this piece to MOMA because it differed  drastically from her usual practice. As a beginner, or emerging artist, she is very interested in the materials used by artists  early in their careers. Jennifer began exploring how to engage viewers for longer, and how to get them to examine her work more closely.

Through the MoMA course, she began to enjoy being a little bit outrageous, but most of all she focussed on the geometric, the logical and the repetitive.

Since 2015 Jennifer has been award several RADF funding grants, through the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum  supportive programs. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Awards

Since 2015 Jennifer has been award several RADF funding grants, through the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum  supportive programs. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

December 2016

 Jennifer became  known for her unmissable ‘Painted Trees‘ ephemeral installation. It was part of Gladstone Regional Council’s Art in Parks Project. Two regional parks were selected for the project – Wreck Rock and Rosedale Memorial Park. 

By painting a band of bright orange paint around the trunk, the installation bought both the environment and individual trees to the attention of passer-byers.  All work was sanctioned by the Gladstone Regional Council Parks and Wildlife department.

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About the Artist

Jennifer M Ryan lives in Captain Creek, Queensland and runs two small businesses‘ Agnes Water Adventures – through time‘ and ‘Jennifer Ryan Consultancy Services‘. Jennifer’s photography has been included in tourism marketing products, and recognised at the Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art Show. Her paintings have been represented in the ART Matters @ Creative Gladstone gallery. They are also  in several private collections across Australia.

December 2017 

Jennifer created a digital collage of local natural and man made objects that was used as a skin for a Gladstone Regional Council vehicle; Art on Fleet project

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    Farm Energy Lines

    Mixed Media
  • Oil Pastel on wood

    Nothing New Here #1

    Pastel Recycled Wood
  • Road to Gladstone

    Digital Collage
  • Word Lines

    Mixed Media