Sue Bryan

Trees, woodlands and forests have long since held a fascination for me. In an overly developed world, it's easy to forget the muted influence of these dark and quiet places. I approach my tree drawings as I would a portrait, with each 'creature' developing its own personality as the work evolves. My process is one of building up tones and textures using a technique of charcoal and carbon combined. This process yields a wonderful range of blacks and grays that vary in density and transparency as much as in tonality. I find it fitting, almost cyclical, to render these 'tree creatures' with the char of organic matter.

2017


Tree Creatures


Anthem


Secrecies of Green


2016


2015


Sanguine


2013


2014


Nocturne


Edgeland


Woodland


Rooted Series


Sold


Other Works


Resume

Born and raised in Ireland, Sue Bryan moved to the States in 1991. Primarily self-trained, she studied briefly in the School of Visual Arts from 1993 to 1994. Her work has been selected for several juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the US, including the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition in 2011 and 2015. She has exhibited in many galleries and group shows nationally and internationally, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the National Arts Club and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. She has received numerous awards, including an Award of Distinction at the 5th Annual Drawing Discourse, an international exhibition of contemporary drawing held at the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2014. Sue lives and works in New York City.

GROUP/INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017 'Hudson Valley Landscapes', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Nov 15 - Dec 31

2017 'Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, October 19 - 22, 2017

2017 'A Long Way from Home', Bo.Lee Gallery, London, June 16 - June 30

2017 'Palette', Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, June 15 - July 8

2017 Summer Exhibit, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York, June 21 - August 6

2017 'Exquisite Abandon : Contemporary Miniature Works', Laguna College of Art & Design

2017 'Small is Beautiful', Le Salon Vert, Geneva Switzerland, February 4 - February 28

2016 'Smart Dust', Group Show, Sla307, 307 West 30th Street, New York, NY

2016 'Inside Outside', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, October 19 - December 4

2016 'Summer Group Invitational', George Billis Gallery, NYC

2015 'Radical Inventions', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015 'Interactive Lines' Small Group Invitational, Cabarrus Arts Council, Condor, NC

2014 ‘Regarding the Sublime’, Small Group Invitational, North Park University, Chicago, IL, Curator Tim Lowly

2014 'POP-UP : On and Off the Wall, Series 2', Invited Artist, First Street Gallery, NYC

2012 'Stone, Sea and Star, Under a Celtic Sky', Lorica Artworks, Andover, MA

2011 'Four Green Fields', Lorica Artworks, Andover, MA

2010 'Ireland, Time and Again', Lorica Artworks, Andover, MA

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2017 'Arboreal', Manifest Gallery, OH, November 9 - December 8 2017

2017 187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland

2017 Historic Black & White Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2017 '8th Annual Drawing Discourse', University of North Carolina Asheville

2016 Williams Prize in Drawing, Silpe Gallery, Hartford School of Art, Hartford University

2016 'DRAWN' 3rd Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery, OH

2016 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland

2016 Historic Black & White Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2016 7th Annual Drawing Discourse, S Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina Asheville, Juror Edgar Jerins

2015 'On the Edge', National Juried Show, South Shore Art Center, MA, Juror Denise Markinosh, MASS MOCA Museum Curator

2015 'Small Matters of Great Importance', 22nd National Juried Show, Edward Hopper Art Center, Ithaca, New York, Juror Liza Panzera

2015 'Strange Paradise', First Street Gallery's National Juried Exhibition, Juror Steven Harvey

2015 Williams Prize for Drawing, On-line National Juried Show, Juror Sherrie Camhy

2015 Art Kudos, On-line International Juried Show, Juror Charles Long

2015 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland

2015 'DRAWN' 2nd Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery, OH

2015 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, Juror Robert Berlind

2015 Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, IL, Juror Beth Grabowski

2014 27th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI, Juror Linda Benedict-Jones

2014 184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Ireland

2014 Salmagundi Masters Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2014 'DRAWN’ 1st Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing,
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014 130th Annual Members' Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2014 Historic Black & White Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2014 5th Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina, Asheville, Juror Tim Lowly

2013 VISTA [landscape in contemporary art], National Juried Show, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2013 Marks, A National Juried Drawing Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, PA, Jurors Joni Oye-Benintende, David Mazure, Darlene Farris-Labar

2013 Art Kudos International On-line Exhibition, Juror Kara Rooney

2013 'American Art Today : Figures', The Bascom, A Center for Visual Art, NC

Juror Jonathan Stuhlman

2013 New Members Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2013 First Street Gallery's National Juried Exhibition, Juror Donald Kuspit

2013 4th Annual Drawing Discourse, S Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, Juror Susan Hauptman

2012 129th Annual Members' Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2012 116th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Club, NYC

Jurors Frann Bradford, Lisa Dinhofer and Anne Von Stuelpnagel

2012 Drawings, An Exhibition of Work by Artist Members, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2012 Art Kudos International On-line Exhibition, Juror David Cohen

2012 Fort Wayne Museum of Art Contemporary Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Juror Frank Bernarducci

2012 25th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery,

Juror Sarah McKenzie

2011 Salmagundi Annual Non-Member Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2011 Hudson Valley Art Association 80th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

2011 33rd Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Juror Robert E Marx

AWARDS

2017 INDA, International Drawing Annual, V12, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH

2017 Salmagundi Club Award, SCNY Historic Black and White Show, NYC

2016 Juror's Choice Award, Williams Prize in Drawing, Hartford School of Art

2016 INDA, International Drawing Annual, V11, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH

2015 Jane Peterson Memorial Award for Drawing (1st Place), SCNY Annual Members Exhibition

2015 Juror's Choice Award, Williams Prize in Drawing

2015 Honorable Mention, SCNY Historic Black & White Show

2015 Honorable Mention, 35th Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition

2015 INDA, International Drawing Annual, V10, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH

2014 INDA, International Drawing Annual, V9, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH

2014 Award of Distinction, 5th Drawing Discourse Exhibition, University of North Carolina, Asheville

2013 Honorable Mention, 'Marks', A National Juried Drawing Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, PA

2013 William D Zahn Memorial Award (1st Place), Salmagundi Club Historic Black & White Exhibition

2012 M Rendl Award for Drawing, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 116th Open Juried Exhibition

2011 'Best of Show', Salmagundi Club Annual Non-Member Photography & Graphics Exhibition, NYC

PUBLICATIONS

'Read This If You Want To Be Great At Drawing', by Selywn Leamy, published by Laurence King Publishing

'100 Great Drawings', Poets & Artists Magazine, Invited Artist, December 2016

Fresh Paint Magazine, International Issue 15, October 2016

INDA, International Drawing Annual, V9, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH, 2015

INDA, International Drawing Annual, V10, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH, 2016

INDA, International Drawing Annual, V11, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH, 2017