Falls Church Arts

Beverly Ryan

Beverly Ryan’s work currently includes painting, printmaking and sculpture. She has been known for years for her abstract and narrative oil paintings.  Recently, she has added metalwork and soft sculpture to her practice.

After working in textile design and printmaking, Ryan began painting in 1994 in search of a more direct and spontaneous expression of her ideas. She has worked in a variety of painting media, concentrating on oil and encaustic painting for the last 16 years.

She has curated and juried numerous exhibitions in all media at local galleries. Recent curated shows include “Destroy the Picture” at Gallery B in Bethesda, Maryland, which received a review in the Washington Post and “What’s the Story” at the Site 3 Art Gallery in the Torpedo Factory.  Her recent jury experiences include the national show “Sign of the Times” at Gallery Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia, and the Regional Art Guild Annual Exhibition in Colonial Beach, Virginia.

Ryan maintains a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and teaches at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2017, she retired from ten years as an adjunct in the art department at Montgomery College.

Ryan holds an M.S. degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College. She has studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design with William Christenberry, William Willis, and Steven Cushner.

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