The Place and the Un-Place: Memories of Memories
A series of imagined landscapes, these emotionally charged but ambiguous paintings of places are based on Ryan’s memories. As they get further and further removed from reality, parts of the landscapes shift and become their own active subject, playing, moving and breaking away.
Memory is a tough place. You were there. If this is not the truth, it is also not a lie. – Citizen: An American Lyric
About the Artist:
Nicole Renee Ryan is a contemporary watercolorist, oil painter and muralist working in Pittsburgh. She earned a BA in Psychology, from Washington & Jefferson College. In 2015, she was awarded a residency at the New York Student’s League at Vytlacil and a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work is featured in a book of watercolors by North Light Books. Ryan is also a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Grove City Arts Council and a founding member of Mercer Art Collective, which is curating public art projects and events in and around Mercer.