Debbie Ryan is an established visual artist who specialises in contemporary mosaics, sculpture, and public art. Debbie has over 10 years experience in Arts project management, and has coordinated many projects in her hometown of Liverpool, as well coordinating and exhibiting internationally in China and New Zealand. In autumn 2012 Debbie moved her studio practise to Edinburgh, Scotland. Debbie is currently making a new series of work inspired by the geology and landscape of Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills.
Debbie creates vibrant and intriguing large-scale contemporary mosaics and sculpture for public and private settings. Debbie likes to create artwork that explores and celebrates the multiplicity of the natural world. The materials she uses reflect the variety and vibrancy of nature, often using indulgently bright and decorative mosaic forms. Read about an 8m x 4m mosaic mural project in Debbie’s Blog.
Debbie has worked on a range of projects including Liverpool’s Public Art trails: Go Superlambananas, A Winter’s Trail, and 08 for 08. Debbie’s most recent commission is at the Physiotherapy centre in Aintree Hospital. Debbie’s artwork was selected for display at the World Expo in Shanghai, China in 2010. The large-scale sculpture proved popular with visitors, and was selected to be permanently included in the Expo Museum collection. Read about her trip to Shanghai in this Blog.
Debbie also underwent 5 month research trip to New Zealand in 2012. Debbie was invited to exhibit her work in the British Consul in Auckland. Debbie also made a new body of work during an Artist residency at Earthskin Muriwai and gave free workshops to the local community of Muriwai on the North island.