(b, 1964, Limerick, Ireland) lives and works in London



1989-91 P/T post graduate in Computer Graphics, Coventry University

1987-88 MA Fine Art, Painting, Birmingham University

1983-86 Higher National Diploma in Painting, Limerick School of Art, Ireland

1982-83 One Year Foundation Art & Design, Limerick School of Art, Ireland



2016 Abbey Fellowship in Painting, British School, Rome

1999 British Arts Council Travel Award to Sweden

1995 Documentation Grant, Irish Arts Council

1993-94 Residency at Fire Station Studios, Dublin

1987-88 British Council Award for MA Fine Art Course


Solo Exhibitions

2022 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2021 Sirens: Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan, Sunley Gallery Commission, Turner Contemporary, Margate

The City Rises, Dilston Grove, London

2020 Earthly Delites, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings

2019 Euoī, Euoī, Euoī, Ribot Gallery, Milan

2018 Garageland, The Rectory Projects, London (with Bea Bonafini)

2017 A Barbarian at the Gate, greengrassi, London

The Cowboy Paintings, Turps Gallery, London (catalogue)

2016 March Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome

2013 Miles away from nowhere, greengrassi, London

2010 Goodbye to Berlin, greengrassi, London

2008 New Paintings, greengrassi, London

2006 Muscle, greengrassi, London

2003 This last blue evening, greengrassi, London

2002 Things are not looking good, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick (catalogue)

2001 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Red River, Yellow Sky, greengrassi, London

1996 Irish Arts Council Gallery, Dublin

1995 Alternative Arts, London

1994 Greenwich Citizens Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions

2021 The Smoke, Terrace Gallery, London

A Body Apart, Larsen Warner, Stockholm

2019 Freeze-Frame, Fast-Forward, The Koppel Project Central, London (Curated by Gina Birch, Nicole Price, Rebecca Marcus-Monks)

How small a thought, Marwell House, Margate (organized by Anne Ryan & Andrew Child)

They catch feelings, I catch bodies, Sim Smith, London

2018 Group Portrait with Garden, Mecklenburgh Square, London (Collaboration with Karin Ruggaber)

Women Can’t Paint, Turps Gallery, London

If you can't stand the heat, Roaming Projects, London

2017 If you can't stand the heat, Cactus Gallery, Liverpool Roma IV, APT Gallery, London

2016 Turps Painting Programme, Turps Gallery, London

2013 Summer Exhibition 2013, Royal Academy of Arts, London (catalogue)

2012 Minderwertig Gemälde, Galeria Cadaqués, Cadaques, Girona

2009 Jean-Luc Blanc, Opera Rock, CAPC Bordeaux, France, (curated by Alexis Valliant)  (catalogue)

2008 Presence 08, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2004 Latest paintings, Lia Rumma, Milan

2003 The Roca Pistola Collection, New Inn Gallery, London

2002 The Holiday Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin Landscape, The Saatchi Gallery, London

2000 greengrassi, London (with Steven Claydon and Neil Chapman)

1999 Where do you want to go today? # 1, Cubitt Gallery, London

1998 Perspective 98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast