BY KAREN RYAN

 

Artist & Contemporary British Designer

Graduated with an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art London in 2001.

  

EDUCATION

  

2001 - Master in Arts in Design Products at The Royal College of Art London UK.

 

1998 - Master in Arts By Project in Fine Art at University of Portsmouth UK.

 

1996 - Bachelor of Arts in 3 D Design and Fine Art at University of Portsmouth UK.

 

Higher B-Tech Graphic Design at Hounslow Borough College UK.

 

Foundation Art at Goldmiths, London University UK.

  

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 - 'Broken' FETISHISM Obsessions in Fashion & Design, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art & Design, Denmark.

'Custom Made' Chair Hand Painted.

 

2014 - 'Alter' Installation for LDF 2015

Chair Installation at Pearl's House.

 

2014 - 'Cheap' Second Hand Shop, Portsmouth.

'Second Hand' Plate Installation.

 

2012 / 2013 - Bloomberg 'Waste Not Want It', London.

'In The Woods' Installation.

 

2012 - Up/market, PR/ Undercover, Milan.

'Portrait' Chair.

 

2012 - Outside that Matters (?) Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Newport.

'Second Hand' Plates.

 

2011 - Verwandlungen - Metamorphosen Galerie Handwerk, Munich.

'Second Hand' Plates.

 

2011 - Superdesign, London.

'Custom Made in England' Vanity Series.

 

2011 - Useless, The Wandering Pain, EXD'11, Lisbon.

'Custom Made' Chair.

 

2011 - Sit Chair Project, London Design Week.

 

2011 - New Olds, Holon Design Museum, Tel Aviv.

'Custom Made' Chair.

 

2011 - Next Art Fair, Balloon Contemporary, Chicago.

' In The Woods USA' & 'Body USA'.

 

2011 - Dallas Art Fair, Converso & Balloon Contemporary,Dallas.

'In The Woods USA' & 'Body USA'.

 

2011 - Overlap, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

' In The Woods' Pair.

 

2011 - Loaded, Spring Projects, London.

' Custom Made Vanity' Chair.

 

2011 - Body Installation, Portsmouth UK.

'Body'.

 

2010 - Awkward, Marsden Woo Gallery, London.

'Awkward' Whittle & Black Ink.

 

2010 - Straw Dogs, Spring Projects Gallery London.

'Custom Made in England' Vanity series.

 

2010 - New Olds, IFA- Gallery Stuttgart.

'Custom Made' Chair.

 

2010 - Next Art Fair, Balloon Contemporary, Chicago.

'Custom Made U.S.A' Series No.1.

 

2010 - 13.798 Grams of Design, Lambretto Art Project, Milan.

'Whittle Chair'.

 

2010 - Object Rotterdam, Rabih Hage Gallery, Rotterdam.

'Custom Made' chairs, 'Untitled' lights and 'Another Chair.

 

2009 - Sketch popup cafe, The Royal Academy London.

'In The Woods' Pair.

 

2009 - Exhibition on my Dining Table, installation in Portsmouth, England.

'Dining table Politics'.

 

2009 - 'Wish List' Li Edelkoort Exhibition and Auction at Pierre Berge, Brussels.

'In The Woods' Chair.

 

2009 - Milan Exhibition in a room in Portsmouth, England.

‘Litter’ & ‘In The Woods’ Chair.

 

2009 - Work In Progress, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

'Litter' installation.

 

2008 - Designersblock ,London.

‘Boarded Up’ Lights & ‘Another Chair’

 

2008 - Volta VIP Lounge Rabih Hage, Basel.

‘Custom Made’ Chairs & ‘Untitled’ Light.

 

2008 - Modern English, Anthropologie, New York.

'Unmade 07’ Vases & ‘Second Hand’ Plates.

 

2008 - Fuorisalone, Rossana Orlandi, Milan.

‘Wood Work’ Lights & ‘Made Modern’ Chair.

 

2008 - Nest, CBK Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn.

‘Custom Made’ Chair.

 

2008 - DesignArt, Rabih Hage Gallery, London.

‘Custom Made’ Chairs 'Landscape Table’ & ‘Untitled’ Lights.

 

2007 - Trash Luxe, Liberty’s, London.

‘Unmade 07’ Vases, ‘Custom Made’ Chairs & ‘Landscape Table’.

 

2007 - Designersblock, London.

'Untitled Lights & ‘Landscape Tables’.

 

2007 - Handle With Care, Designboom, Designersblock, London.

‘Second Hand’ Plates.

 

2007 - Deptford Design Market Challenge, Royal Festival Hall, London.

'I Remember This Book'.

 

2006 - 100% Design, London.

‘Custom Made’ The Blue Collection & ‘Second Hand’ Plates.

 

2006 - Custom made, Rabih Hage Gallery, London.

‘Custom Made’ Furniture & ‘Second Hand’ Plates.

 

2006 - Entratalibera, Glamour Design store, Milan.

'Custom Made’ Chairs & Table.

 

2006 - Classic Lab, Salon Du Meuble, Paris.

‘Custom Made’ Chairs & Tables.

 

2006 - Renewal and Reinvention, Rabih Hage Gallery, London.

‘Custom Made’ Chairs & Table.

 

2005 - 100% Design, London.

Wasted installation ‘Custom Made’ Chairs & Tables.

 

2003 - 100% Design, London.

‘Tilt’ Chair & ‘Portsmouth’ Magazine Fruit Bowl.

 

2002 - Aram Gallery, London, group exhibition.

‘Visual Mechanics’ Conceptual Furniture Graphics.

 

2002 - Habiter, Paris.

‘Folding Chairs’ ‘Tuck Table’ ‘Plate Sleeves' & ‘Visual Mechanics'.

 

2002 - 100% Design, London.

‘Folding Chairs’ ‘Visual Mechanics’ ‘Plate Sleeves' & 'Plasticine shelf’.

 

2001 - Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London.

‘Folding Chairs’ ‘Plate Sleeves' & ‘Visual Mechanics’.

 

2000 - Day Out, Oxo Tower Gallery, London.

‘Contemporary Rubbings’.

 

1996 - Nine Artists, Cubit Gallery, London.

‘The Chair’.

  

AWARDS

  

2008 - Aspex Gallery Designer Maker Award.

 

2002 - Craft Council 100% Design Bursary Winner.

 

2002 - 100% Design, Best Newcomer Nominee.

 

1995 - Swedish Timber Award, 1st Prize for Product Design.

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