The Art of Georgia Ryan

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Georgia Ryan was born, raised and educated in Northern California. She attended Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, with a Batchelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene,m and practiced that profession for 33 years in Caslifornia and Arizona.  She and her husbvand, Jim, owned and operated Ryan Signs and Graphics in Ft. Mohave, AZ, for 20 years. Throughout her life, she has been driven by the creative impluse, fascinated by the challenge of figuring out how "things" (art) are made, then adapting the newly learned techniques to her own artistic vision.  She is largely self-taught with books, DVD's, the internet and shamelessly picking the brains of artists she meets at shows or anywhere else.  She has taken classes in drawing, glass bead making, hewelry making (lost wax casting), kiln formed glass, ceramics, photography, egg carving, and sculpture.  For the past several years she has been focused on three areas: kiln formed glass, in which she has been experimenting with a variety of techniques, some simles, some very complex, time consuming and difficult; scuptural pottery and tiles (clay); and chain maille jewelry, all very creatively rewarding.  Her work is in private collections in AZ, CA, KS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, Canada and Europe.

I create because I am driven to do so.  Creating is one of the necessary components of a (my) balanced life.  Without it, I malfunction.  And it's fun!!  I am inspired by just about anything - nature, conversations, a dream I had last night.  I do not seek to persuade, judge, impose a philosophy, or make any particular statement with ny worki, other than to say "Look what I made...I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!"


AWARDS

2015 Black Mountain Fine Art Show  

 Hon. Men

2016 Black Mountain Fine Art Show

3rd Place and Hon. Men.


JURIED EXHIBITIONS/COMPETITIONS

2017 Glass Currents, Richmond, CA

2017 Hot Glass, Cumberland, MD (One of only 16 artists nationwide)


REPRESENTATION

2016 Forest and Ocean Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA


SERVICE

2016-2017 President, River Valley Artists Guild, Inc (Non profit charity)

2017-2018 Immediate Past President, River Valley Artists Guild, Inc.


Contact Me

Get in Touch!

Woodgate Studio

(928) 303-1292