Charlie Ryan is a contemporary artist and designer, planted on Bunurong Country in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.
His artworks entwine the unbounded connection between nature, selfhood, kinship, and community. Predominantly portraying formed natural abstracts, the artist has a partiality towards sharing beautifully intimate stories through the metaphors of long grass and the harvest of the seasons.
Born 1984 in Melbourne, Australia (Wurundjeri, Kulin Nation). A lifetime artist and creative, he was guided at a young age by his father and fellow artist, Gee (Gerald) Ryan, who introduced him to a variety of traditional painting styles, along with a distinct appreciation and love of colour.
And later studied at the renowned Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography Program in Melbourne and the Arts Academy at the University of Ballarat.
Charlie has been involved in a number of solo and joint exhibitions, with his works held in private collections across Australia and the world.
Charlie Ryan recognises and pays his respects to the Wurundjeri, Bunurong, Boon Wurrung and other peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which he was born, lives and works.