Wurundjeri, Kulin Nation
Charlie Ryan is a contemporary artist and designer, planted in the hinterlands of the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.
His artworks entwine the unbounded connection between selfhood, community and nature. With his painted works predominantly portraying formed natural abstracts, complementing his further works in contemporary design, illustration and writing.
A lifetime artist and creative, he was guided at a young age by his father, Gee Ryan (artist), with whom 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 and the Arts Academy at Federation University.
Charlie is the Creative Director of design agency, Five Creative, which he co-founded in 2009 with good friend, James Baker.
A passionate and active member of the community, Charlie has previously held the position of councillor at the Australian Graphic Design Association. And is a current committee member of the Red Hill Football Netball Club and Red Hill Relief Association.
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.