Sue Bryan

"My work is drawing based. 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. As a native of Ireland, the landscape there has certainly shaped and influenced my work. Many of my drawings are of places that have a deep personal association for me; an endeavor perhaps to stay connected to my roots. The work is not just about particular places however, but an attempt to find meaning in my response to the natural world, a way of looking beyond and beneath what I see. As the climate continues to change, there is added poignancy in the gloaming. I look for it now more than ever."

November 2020

Photo of Sue Bryan

2022 Exhibit: "Bold Little Beauty"


2021


Reverie


"I have always been fascinated with Turner's watercolors, particularly his sketchbooks. There is a kind of poetic magic about them; the sense of atmosphere, the hazy color, his ability to capture something of the spirit of a place with his light filled washes of color. Inspired by these timeless works, I began experimenting on Two Rivers Paper using blended watercolor washes as a backdrop to my drawings. The 'Reverie' series is the result of these ongoing attempts to evoke the quiet calm and glowing warmth of the landscape as I see it."



Vestigial Landscape


"During a stay in Ireland last summer, on a drive from Kerry to Dublin, the weather was typical - rain, sun, clouds, wind, more rain, more clouds. It was years since I had taken such a trip, and I found myself very moved by the landscape alongside the highways. It may have been the light playing tricks on me, but I felt like I was looking at the remnants of another place in time. Stuck in traffic, I think what hit me most was the juxtaposition between the romantic Frederic Church-like scenery and the endless rows of cars lined up next to it. It's great to get from A to B so quickly, but at what cost? These are the meandering musings that led to my Vestigial Landscape series."



2020 - 2014


Anthem


Secrecies of Green


Tree Creatures


Nocturne


Edgeland


Installation Views


Sanguine


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 :

2022 ‘Bold Little Beauty’, Carrie Haddad Gallery, New York, April 6 - May 29 2022
2022 London Art Fair, GBS Fine Art, April 20 - 24
2021 ‘Concrete & Tyres’, GBS Fine Art, Wells, England
2021 ‘191st Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Ireland
2021 3 Person Show, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2021 Winter Group Show, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2020 31st National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Notre Dame of Maryland University
2020 ‘Place As Memory’ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2020 Kaleidoscope, Le Salon Vert, Geneva, Switzerland
2020 Summer Group Show, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2020 31st National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery
2019 Art On Paper, Danese Corey, Booth 305, Pier 36, New York
2019 A Quiet Respite, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2019 189th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Group Show, Galerie Felli, Paris, France
2019 Interlopers, Works On Paper, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2018 Blue Mountain Gallery Invitational, Juror John Yau
2018 'Landscapes : Capturing The View', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2018 'DRAWN', 5th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery
2018 'On Paper - An Exhibition of Drawings', Florence Academy of Art, NJ April 29 - June 22
2018 'MONOCHROME', Bo.Lee Gallery, London
2017 'Arboreal', Manifest Gallery, OH
2017 'Hudson Valley Landscapes', Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2017 'Affordable Art Fair', Battersea, London, October 19 - 22, 2017
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, June 21 - August 6
2017 'Exquisite Abandon : Contemporary Miniature Works', Laguna College of Art & Design
2017 8th Annual Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina Asheville
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, 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
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
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

Publications :

'Gateways To Drawing', Stephen C P Gardner, Thames and Hudson 2018
Artists Magazine, May 2018
'18 Artists to Watch in 2018', published by The Blue Review Magazine
'Read This If You Want To Be Great At Drawing', by Selywn Leamy, Laurence King Publishing 2017
'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
INDA, International Drawing Annual, V12, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH 2018
INDA, International Drawing Annual, V13, Finalist, Manifest Gallery, OH 2019