Gregory Ryan has run his bronze foundry and workshop for over twenty years specialising in casting large scale sculptures and their assembly. His skills include sand and lost wax bronze casting as well as numerous welding and metal working techniques and sculptural patinas.
His monumental works are installed in Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka, Nagoya Japan, etc.
Teaching experience includes extra-ciricular courses in advanced metal work and bronze casting for Senior year Parsons’ students beginning in 1994, seminars in bronze casting techniques to various architectural firms, including Cook + Fox, New York and Jean Jaques Ory Architects, Paris, as well as teaching a sophomore year metals and materials class; Parsons, Paris, as well as a sculpture course dedicated to foundry casting.
He has worked with and is in the collections of many international architects as notably Peter Marino, Jean Michele Wilmotte, Thierry Despont, Jean Jaques Ory, Chahan Minassian etc.
Starts « The ephemeral in the eternal » series, Sculpting to preserve
1995 to 2010
Participating in over a dozen expeditions with the ‘Ashes and Snow’ project with artist and film maker, Gregory Colbert; including underwater filming of sperm whales, humpback whales, pilot whales, giant manta rays, etc, from the Antarctic to Tonga, the Azores to the Silver Banks.
Creates a monumental water wall out of bronze (860 sq. feet) for the front of the Harry Winston shop in Beverly Hills.
Continues his work on animal hide imprints, with the rhinoceros at the White Oak reserve in Florida.
First one-man show in New York at the Briggs Robinson Gallery.
Exhibits work at the Venice Biennale of Architecture with Decoi Architects.
Voyage to Kenya with Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, author of “Among the Elephants” and founder of the “Save the Elephants” foundation. Takes his first imprints of elephant skins.
Fondation EBEL, Villa Turque, La Chaux-de-Fonds – SWITZERLAND
LANDSCAPE RELIEF INSTALLATION – National Geography Institute – Saint-Mandé – France
« ARTISTS LANDSCAPES » at the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation, Mesnuls (group exhibition).
COULEUR DE LA TERRE – Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
LANDSCAPE WINGS BOOKS – Galerie 121 – Paris – France.
IMAGES EN SCENES – Palais de Tokyo, Paris – France
Joins the Royal Ocean Racing Club, London, as a professional sailor and takes part in many international sailing competitions.
PASSAGES – LaBase, Levallois-Perret – France
LES ATELIERS – Hopital Ephémères, Paris – France
ACCROCHAGE D’ETE – Usines d’Asnières – France
Solo exhibition: L’Espace Acier, Usinor Sacilor, La Défense, France.
« Images en scène » Exhibition (sculptures and videos) at the Palais de Tokyo (group exhibition).
BAS RELIEF – Fondation Ephémère, Paris – France
DIALOGUE EUROPEEN – Bochum Museum, Bochum – GERMANY
Solo Exhibition at La Base, Centre d’Art Contemporain
OBJETS ABSURDITES ET DEMENTIS – Galerie Plan de Travail, Paris – France
MESSAGE MACHINE – J.A.P.E., Tokyo – JAPAN
MANIFESTA 2 – Grand Palais, Paris – FRANCE
MANIFESTA 2 – Kunst Akademie, Munich – GERMANY
First exhibition at the Parsons Gallery (Paris).
Settles in Paris and attends the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts.