Curriculum Vitae

CATHERINE JANE RYAN
 
I am a professional artist living and working in Kinsealy, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Coming from an artistic background I have developed my own distinctive use of colour, pattern and texture which expresses and reflects my authentic creative voice. Spontaneity, inspiration and imagination play an important role in this process.
 
As well as undertaking numerous artwork commissions, I have been involved in the area of colour consultancy and have designed new colour schemes for several churches including: Carrigaline Parish Church Co. Cork, St. Coca's Church Kilcock Co. Kildare, St. Augustine's Church Limerick and the Chapel at the National Centre for The Deaf Drumcondra Dublin.
 
I have also designed and facilitated courses for the primary, vocational and third level education sector and have prepared and presented several programmes for television and video through my work as an artist. I have exhibited in a variety of solo and group shows and am a  past winner of the 'Best Painting Award' at Wexford Arts Centre Lions Club Open Exhibition.
 
I have successfully produced a series of high quality Digital and Giclee Prints of my artwork and have recently launched an exclusive collection of vibrant colourful Greeting Cards and Bookmarks (taken from my original artwork), into various outlets in Wexford and more recently in Dublin.
 
 
COMMISSIONED ARTWORK
St. Patrick's College of Education Drumcondra Dublin-'Tree of Knowledge'
The Franciscan Order-'Birds of Paradise'
Ruhama Women's Project, All Hallows College Dublin-'Oak Tree With Bird In Nest'
Armagh Cathedral- 'Floral Tribute To B.V.M.'
Rocket Production Advertising Agency, Dublin-'Abstract Triptych'
2010-2011: 14 large framed prints commissioned and installed in the new V.E.C. Adult Education Centre Gorey, Co. Wexford
 
COLLECTIONS
Waterford Port Authority, Wexford County Council, Costello Commercial Dublin,
St. Luke's Hospital Rathgar, Ecocem Paris, V.E.C. Adult Education Centre Gorey Co. Wexford and Private Collections in Ireland, England, France and America.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 - 2011 'Festival Art Exhibitions' at Coolsallagh House Gallery, Cleristown, Co. Wexford
2007-Wexford Festival Opera Exhibition of 'Paintings, Prints, Greeting Cards'
         at Drinagh Court Hotel Rosslare, Wexford.
2006-'Fine Art Prints' at The Cockleshell Arts Centre, Duncannon Co. Wexford.
2006-'Symphony in Colour' at The Pigyard Gallery, Selskar St. Wexford.
2004-'Limited Edition Fine Art Prints' at Coolsallagh House, Cleristown, Co. Wexford.
2003-'Celebration of colour' Opera Festival Exhibition, Churchtown House, Rosslare,
         Co. Wexford.
 
My Artwork has also been exhibited in a variety of Group Exhibitions including:
The Healing Arts Trust Exhibitions at Wexford General Hospital, Joan Clancy Gallery Waterford, Pigyard Gallery Wexford, Eigse Arts Festival Carlow, Manifesto Gallery Waterford, Galway Arts Centre, Greenacres Art Gallery and the the Denis Collins Gallery in Wexford.
 
VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
2010 - Wexford TV Online: Featured Solo Festival Art Exhibition opening at Coolsallagh House Gallery, Cleristown, Co. Wexford. 
2004- Solo Exhibition of Artwork featured on 'Would You Believe' programme RTE I
2001- 'Religion Through Art' for use in religious education programme in Primary Schools - Veritas.
1997- 'Ruhama Womens Project'  and  'The Artist Within' - Time Out Series RTE I
 
AWARD
'Best Painting Award' at the Lion's Club Exhibition, Arts Centre Wexford.
 
EDUCATION
 
1994: Graduate Diploma in Humanities, All Hallow's College Drumcondra Dublin.
1992: Diploma in Theology and Spirituality, Mater Dei Institute of Education,
         Dublin.
1975-1978: Textile Designer with Lissadell Towels, Co. Monaghan.
1971-1975:  Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
 
RECENT PROJECTS & COURSES
2014 - September: 'Colours of Life' Workshops, Liturgy Seminar Clonliffe College Dublin 
2010- Certification awarded for "Start Your Own Business Course", Wexford Co. Enterprise Board.
 
2008-Tour Guide for the Twin Churches in Wexford, working with Our Lady of Fatima School and The Mercy Convent School, Wexford. These Tours were designed to coincide with the publication of local historian and author Eithne Scallan's new book on the Twin Churches - Celebrating 150 years.

2007- August: Designed and Facilitated Creative Workshops for Children's Summer School at The Arts Centre in Wexford.

2007- November: Greeting Card Catalogue Launch at Coolsallagh House, Cleristown Co. Wexford and offical opening of newly refurbished Gallery Exhibition Space by Rosaleen Molloy in her capacity as Art's Officer for Co. Wexford.

2006 - 2007: Fetac Tutor for V.E.C. New Ross, Co. Wexford.
          Course title: Personal/Interpersonal skills, Foundation Level           Module GF0032
 
1999 -2006: Creative Personal Development Workshops for Adults.
 
 
OTHER GROUPS I HAVE WORKED WITH ARE LISTED BELOW:
 
Vocational Training Centre St. Vincent's, Navan Road, Dublin.
 
Mater Dei students, Clonliffe Road, Dublin.
 
In - Service Day for Primary School Teachers, Clonliffe College, Dublin.
"Creative Expression within the School Environment"
 
Annual Summer Schools, "Discovering The Inner Rainbow" All Hallows College Dublin.
 
Catholic Nurses Guild of Ireland.
 
Sabbitical Year Students, Marienella Centre for Study and Renewal, Dublin.
 
National Centre for Liturgy, St. Patricks College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
 
Education Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. In - Service Course:  "Methodology & Creative Concepts within The School Environment"
 
I have been a member both of the Dublin Liturgy Commission and The Commission on Sacred Art & Architecture.
        
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CATHERINE JANE RYAN
KINSEALY
CO.DUBLIN
IRELAND
 
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