Born in England in 1982, Joseph Ryan grew up in Kent. He studied in London before moving to New York in 2004 for a Masters degree at the New York Studio School. He went on to become Assistant Professor at West Connecticut State University before returning to England.
Ryan is a British/American artist, best known for his obliquely autobiographical paintings, dealing with traditions of geometry and references to the history of Art. His work explores various themes of language and experience through metaphors in still-life and portrait.
Represented by Galerie Mourlot in New York, and Britta Acquistapace in Munich, Joseph Ryan has been at The Oratory School since 2013 where he works directly with the students primarily in the mediums of drawing and painting.