Robert Ryan graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design in 1987. He lived in Copenhagen and London before returning to Ireland 1994. He has numerous successful solo exhibition since, and has been featured in many prestigious group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. His work is in many public and private collections.
Ryan’s allegorical paintings borrows qualities from the European old master tradition. In every image a generic hybrid creature is central. Ryan work celebrated the commonality between mankind and all other creatures.