Sue Bryan

"My work is drawing based. As a native of Ireland, the landscape there has certainly shaped and influenced my own history. Many of my drawings are of places that have a deep personal association for me; an endeavor perhaps to stay connected to my roots. My aim is not only to convey a sense of place and belonging, but also an attempt to capture the ineffable, to evoke a feeling or a memory, to invite the viewer to look beyond and beneath what they see. My process is one of building up tones and textures using a combination of charcoal, carbon and graphite, all of which yield a wonderful range of blacks and grays that vary in density and transparency as much as in tonality. Much of drawing’s appeal to me lies in its very constraint, in its simplification, in the reduction of nature’s macrocosm to the coal-black char of organic matter. For me, the act of drawing is an end in itself."

May 2018

Photo of Sue Bryan

2018


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.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 'DRAWN',5th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery, OH
2018 'On Paper - An Exhibition of Drawings', Florence Academy of Art, NJ
2018 'MONOCHROME', Bo.Lee Gallery, London
2017 'Arboreal', Manifest Gallery, OH
2017 'Hudson Valley Landscapes', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 'Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, October
2017 'A Long Way from Home', Bo.Lee Gallery, London
2017 187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2017 'Palette', Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2017 'Summer Exhibit', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2017 'Exquisite Abandon : Contemporary Miniature Works', Laguna College of Art & Design
2017 8th Annual Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina Ashville
2017 'Small is Beautiful', Le Salon Vert, Geneva Switzerland
2016 'Smart Dust', Group Show, Sla307, 307 West 30th Street, New York, NY
2016 'Inside Outside', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 7th Annual Drawing Discourse, S Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina Asheville
2016 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2016 DRAWN, 3rd Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery, OH
2016 'Summer Group Invitational', George Billis Gallery, NYC
2015 'Radical Inventions', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 'Strange Paradise', First Street Gallery's National Juried Exhibition, Juror Steven Harvey
2015 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2015 'DRAWN' 2nd Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery
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
2015 'Interactive Lines' Small Group Invitational, Cabarrus Arts Council, Condor, NC
2014 ‘Regarding the Sublime’, Small Group Invitational, North Park University, IL
2014 27th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery
2014 184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2014 'DRAWN’ 1st Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery
2014 POP-UP : On and Off the Wall, Series 2, Invited Artist, First Street Gallery, NYC
2014 5th Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina, Asheville, Juror Tim Lowly
2013 VISTA [landscape in contemporary art], National Juried Show, Manifest Gallery
2013 Marks, A National Juried Drawing Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, PA

2013 American Art Today : Figures, The Bascom, A Center for Visual Art, Juror Jonathan Stuhlman
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 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 33rd Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Juror Robert E Marx