Rob Ryan



Cartography exhibition at Cloud Cuckoo Land

Monday 5th March, 2018 - Friday 20th April, 2018

Rob’s print ‘Mixing it up Down on Good Old Planet Earth’ features in this exhibition, a celebration of the illustrated Map.

Much like the worlds encompassed in the great works of fantasy literature or digital environments, the exhibited maps help describe the lay of dreamlike lands and visualize a psycho-geography that brings otherworldly characters and surreal beliefs to life. This combination of science, aesthetics and technique transports the viewer to the worlds within worlds giving a sensibility and avoir to our alternate reality.

From the exploration of mass communication and social structure to following a lonely wanderer off into the wilderness of pencil-marked territory, there is a map for everyone.

Artists include Grayson Perry, Paul Noble, Adam Dant, Sir Peter Blake among others.

10am – 5pm (Mon-Fri)

Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

For more details see here


New ‘World Is Not Perfect’ screenprint at AAF New York

Wednesday 21st March, 2018 - Sunday 25th March, 2018

New screenprint launching at the Affordable Art Fair New York, exclusive to TAG Fine Arts.

“The world is not perfect, but it’s the best one we have. Keep on trying to make it better!! Never give up! Never Stop!”

101.5 x 76 cm
Silk Screenprint
Signed and editioned in an edition of 50

TAG Fine Arts at The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY 10011

For more details including visiting times see here

book cover

‘I Thought About It in My Head and I Felt It in My Heart but I Made It with My Hands’

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

Rob has been working towards a Monograph, the first book of his collected artwork, which is due for publication with Rizzoli this Spring. The book features work from the past 30 years of his career and an accompanying text written specially for the book which explores the themes, styles, palettes, and preoccupations present throughout.

Available for pre-order here


‘I Made It With My Hands’ artists talk and book signing at the V&A

Wednesday 30th May, 2018

To mark the publication of a major retrospective of his work, Rob will be speaking about his journey over the last 30 years. In conversation with illustrator Christopher Brown, he will discuss how his work has changed and adapted through his career to date as well as his day-to-day studio practice. The talk will be illustrated by images of his work.
In conjunction with Rizzoli.

7pm – 9:45pm

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Tickets cost £15 including a wine reception and are available here



Artist Talk and Book Signing At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thursday 28th June, 2018

To celebrate the launch of Rob Ryan’s newly published monograph, I Thought About It In My Head And Felt It In My Heart, But I Made It With My Hands, YSP will be holding an artist talk and book signing event.

Rob will give behind-the-scenes information on how he applies his working practice as an artist and day-to-day life in his studio. There will be a first screening of his new film, So this is how we’re living?, an autobiographical film showing aspects of the artist’s work and his everyday life as a practising artist living and working in London in 2018.

Ryan has also produced a special limited edition screen print to mark this unique event entitled I Thought About It In My Head And Felt It In My Heart, But I Made It With My Hands. Created in an edition of 100, each print is signed by the artist and available exclusively from YSP.

6:30pm – 10pm

YSP Centre Restaurant, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Tickets are £12 and available here