Haylee Ryan, ‘Seated Nude, Top Left’, 2017, Jen Mauldin Gallery

Education: University of Dallas - BA in Studio Art with a concentration in painting
2017 "Ladies of Lake Worth", Jen Mauldin Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017 "Pricks & Buds", Neighborhood, Dallas, TX
2016 "Matilde", Jen Mauldin Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016 "Keep Dallas Beautifaux", Group Show, Neighborhood, Dallas, TX

Ryan’s fascination with humankind and her intrinsic inclination to see beauty in every face and every body has gifted her with the rare ability to paint people vibrantly and provocatively. For Elsewhere, her focus is on the body and the undulating colors of the skin in light and shadow. The dancing hues are so luminous, you can almost feel the heat of the sun and the coolness of dusk. Ryan is fascinated by the coexistence of abstract and realism; thus, for this collection she has isolated the backgrounds into color blocks and blurred the personage of her subjects to juxtapose the realism of the bodies thereby drawing the viewer’s attention away from identity and directly to the figure. As with her portraiture, Ryan’s work for Elsewhere is stunning in its intriguing exploration of the intricacies of the human form.

About Haylee Ryan

American, b. 1986, Dallas, TX, United States, based in Dallas, TX, United States

Solo Shows

2017
Jen Mauldin Gallery, 
Dallas, TX, United States,
Ladies of Lake Worth
2016
Jen Mauldin Gallery, 
Dallas, TX, United States,
Matilde

Group Shows

2017
Dallas,
Jen Mauldin Salon