‘I don’t think that I am alone in my fascination with the unknown – transitions from one kind of reality to another. Within my practice I explore themes involving confusion and indefiniteness and the boundaries of instability and displacement. I am interested in slowing down the process of looking - of looking at what's there – and dwelling at length on detail. Accordingly, works with this mindset become imbued with a sense of permanent search. These visual concerns also correspond with the non-static and elusive qualities of the lenticular medium. The actual blurring, the rendering slightly out-of-focus that the lenticular process achieves, serves to imbue the images with an uncanny unreadability.’
Ryan completed her PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2002, since the she has completed a residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Australia Council Studio in Berlin and has been represented by Gitte Weise Galerie Berlin/Sydney and Ryan Renshaw in Brisbane.