Ryan Mosley (b. 1980, Chesterfield, UK) lives and works in Sheffield, UK. Studied BA Drawing and Painting, Huddersfield University, UK (2003); and MA Painting, Royal College of Arts, London, UK (2007). Motivated by a sense of the carnivalesque, Mosley’s canvases offer up a surreal world of invented characters and rituals that are simultaneously archaic and futuristic. Mosley develops his theatrical subjects through a spontaneous approach to painting. Awards include the Visual Arts Travel Scholarship, Royal-Over-Seas-League, Australia (2005); Basil H. Alkazzi Award, New York, NY (2007); and Grand Arts Residency, Kansas City, MO (2010). Select solo exhibitions include Ryan Mosley, Eigen + Art, Leipzig, DE (2017); Anatomy and the Wall, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK (2016); Ryan Mosley, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE (2016); The Mirror Never Reflects, Eigen + Art, Berlin, DE (2015); Band of None, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA, US (2014); Ryan Mosley, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK (2014); Thoughts of Man, Tierney Gardarin, New York, NY, US (2013); and Reversed, Limbo Eigen + Art, Berlin, DE (2012). Select group exhibitions include Ready for the Stage Act 1 (1900 – 2016), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, DE (2016); Imagine, Brand New gallery, Milan, IT (2016); One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Hayward Touring & Arts Council (2015); The Islanders, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DK (2015); On paper, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, DE (2013); and Nightfalls, Modem Museum, Hungary (2012). His work is held in public collections including Arts Council Collection, UK; Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, DE; and the Saatchi Collection, London, UK.
Last updated: 08.03.2017