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Veronica Ryan

Veronica Ryan was born on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat in 1956. As a child she moved with her parents to Britain and currently lives and works between New York and Bristol.

Ryan had an early interest in art at school and went on to gain a thorough education in art, studying at Hertfordshire college of Art and Design, Bath Academy of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and finally completing an MPhil in Art History at the School for Oriental and African Studies.

Her work is usually abstract and explores memory and origin amongst other things in a variety of materials, from those that are ephemeral and transient to those that are heavy, robust and long lasting.

In 2021 Ryan was awarded an OBE for services to art and a year later won the Turner Prize, in part for the sculpture we have in the collection, the Breadfruit.

Ryan has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally and her work is held by many public and private collections.