About the Artist
Christine Guillot Ryan’s works explore the subjective nature of perception and the relationship between the intangible and the material world. Combining fragments of the external world, she merges them to create visions of inner realities that are vivid and richly layered, inviting imagination and provoking conceptual discovery.
Christine is from Los Angeles, with degrees in art and design from UCLA and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Christine exhibits locally and nationally, is an active member of the Ohio Art League and CAW [Creative Arts of Women], enjoys mentoring emerging artists, and teaches workshops at the Peggy R. McConnell Art Center of Worthington, and the Cultural Arts Center. She works in mixed media painting and video, creating physical pieces, motion works, and video installations.
Crossing Borders: 2017 [current – Traveling Exhibit]
Concourse Gallery, Columbus OH
Inside: Mar-Apr 2017 [Creative Arts of Women]
Cultural Arts Center, Columbus OH
Not On My Watch: Jan-Feb 2017 [Hope and Liberation Coalition]
The MAC, Morgantown WV
2015 – Pieces of Parts: Aug-Sept 2015 [Solo Show]
High Road Gallery, Worthington OH
2014 – Converging Boundaries: Sept-Oct 2014 [Solo Show] Cultural Arts Center, Columbus OH
2013 – Fairytales & Finance [Solo Show]
McConnell Arts Center, Worthington OH
Artist Statement – NEW WORKS 2017
Perception is reality. I am fascinated by how people gather fragments of what they decide is true and important — memory, stories, cultural influences, experiences, ideas and beliefs — and shape them into personal world views.
I use mixed media and motion to explore the subjective nature of perception, and express the tension between the material and the intangible. Taking fragments of the external world, I merge and layer them to capture visions of morphing inner realities.
Current affairs have been increasingly invading my attention, and I have felt driven to use my expressive tools to explore my fascination, attraction and repulsion to events beyond my control. While having my own biases, I am intrigued by how what we already believe colors and filters our view of reality. What is real, what is true, is increasingly fluid and ephemerial. This lack of solidity is fascinating and unsettling, and I watch, interact, and react, recreating my own world view.
I am driven to explore and celebrate the acts of choice and belief that form each of our changing realities — through sharing my own.
- In the Studio
Posted OCT 12, 2017
I’m building a circular ambient light projection screen to show new moving image work at two local venues, more details soon!