Rob Ryan


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

Wednesday 30th 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



‘But If I Tell You It Won’t Come True’ solo exhibition, London

Monday 18th June, 2018 - Saturday 23rd June, 2018

TAG Fine Arts presents a solo exhibition of Rob’s new multi-coloured papercuts and screenprints opens on 18 June 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury.

The exhibition coincides with the release of Rob’s monograph ‘I Thought About It In My Head and I Felt It In My Heart But I Made It With My Hands‘.

Book Signing
Saturday 23 June 1-3pm

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT


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.

A special limited edition screen print has been created 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 Rob 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

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