Exhibitions and Awards
Ï 1990 Prize winner in the Australian Rotring Prize for Drawing.
Ï 1992 Local Artist Prize in the Warragul Rotary Art Show.
Ï 1992 Solo Exhibition - Gallery Art Naïve, South Yarra, Victoria.
Ï 1992 Group Exhibition – Kirkaldy-Davies Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria.
Ï 1994 First Prize, Mixed Media Section – Korumburra Rotary Art Show.
Ï 1994 Group Exhibition – Elgin Gallery, Carlton, Victoria.
Ï 1996 Group Exhibition – West Gippsland Art & Craft Society, Yarragon, Victoria.
Ï A number of commissions for overseas buyers.
Ï 1999 Highly Recommended in the Artist & Young Artist of the Year Competition, UK
Ï 2000 Two Honourable Mentions in the Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul
Ï 2001 Solo Exhibition – Old Butter Factory, Drouin, Victoria.
Ï A number of works represented in Cambridge Fine Art Gallery, Cambridge, U.K.
Ï Regular exhibited works in the Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon, Victoria.
Ï 2002 First Prize (Other Media Section) Warragul Rotary Art Show
Ï 2003 Solo Exhibition, Sofitel Melbourne
Ï 2003 South Eastern Newspaper Award, Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul
Ï 2003 Bishop’s Award, Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul
Ï 2003 Art work represented in the Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham.
Ï 2003 Art work exhibited in the Tin Shed Art Gallery, Malmsbury
Ï 2003 Second prize (Other Media Section) Warragul Rotary Art Show
Ï 2004 Group Exhibition, Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham
Ï 2004 First Prize (General Open) Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul
Ï 2004 Highly Commended (Spiritual Open) Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul
Ï 2005 Selected for the ‘New Energies’ Travelling Exhibition, Meenyan Art Gallery
Ï 2005 Highly Commended, Rotary Art Show, Warragul, Vic.
Ï 2006 Solo Exhibition: Retrospective 1991 – 2006, Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon
Ï 2006 First Prize, Drawing/Printmaking Award, Drouin Primary School Art Exhibition
Ï 2007 First Prize (2 Dimensional) Warragul Rotary Art Show
Ï 2007 Art Work represented in the Vault Gallery, Trafalgar,
Ï 2007 Art work exhibited in Gippsland Picture Framers Fine Art Gallery, Warragul
Ï 2009 Commended Exhibit, St. Kevin’s College Annual Art Show. Toorak
Ï 2009 Best in Show, Yarragon Art Exhibition, Yarragon
Ï 2009 Joint Exhibition – Etchings in the Vault Gallery, Trafalgar
Ï 2010 Bendigo Bank Open First Prize, Rotary Art Show, Trafalgar
Ï 2011 Bendigo Bank First Prize Trad. Art under $500 Section, Rotary Art Show, Trafalgar
Ï 2012 Highly commended – Warragul Rotary Art Show
Ï 2012 Art work represented in Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
Ï 2013 Art work selected for International Art Festival, 25 CPW Gallery, New York
Ï 2013 – Group Exhibition ‘Gippsland Arcadia,’ Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
Ï 2013First Prize - Best 2D Landscape- Rotary Art Show, Warragul
Karin Ryan Background
Ever since I could hold a pencil in my hand I have doodled, scribbled, drawn and sketched. It is an obsession that has never left me and I feel most comfortable in my skin when I create something beautiful, when I am in touch with my imagination and emotions.
For many years now I have painted naïve pictures which are not governed by the rules that realistic artists are bound by. In them I try to capture everyday, ordinary life, gardening, hanging out washing etc. and to depict the beautiful countryside that I was lucky enough to live in. I find great comfort in nature - it lifts my spirits.
I try to cheer people up and remind them of the simple pleasures of just existing.
My other great obsession is drawing lines and minute details; etching has allowed me to indulge shamelessly in this activity.
At the moment I am exploring sculpture and am enjoying ‘doodling’ with clay and other materials.
I feel very fortunate that at last I am able to devote more time to my art.