Ryan Riddington (b. Rinteln, 1978) grew up in various locations in England and West Germany due to his Army upbringing. A keen drawer he later became fascinated with using found objects, leading to a degree in Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. After teaching English and exhibiting with the British Council in St. Petersburg he moved to Leeds in 2002 and worked as an invigilator at the Henry Moore Institute. This exposed him to many varying approaches to sculpture and its reception. In 2008 he attended Slade School of Fine Art, London taking an MFA in Sculpture. Since then he has remained London-based.
He has had solo displays at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Fred, London and his work has featured in Granta, Chroma, Pink Mince, SMBHmag and ibook 100 London Artists. A profile of his work under the theme Artist Identity is to feature in the Birkbeck University online journal Dandelion.
Recent group exhibitions include Shake the Bottle: Contemporary Photography and Sexual Identity at Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, A Lover’s Discord at Kontor Projects, Copenhagen and the Annual Pride exhibition at Clifford Chance, London.
‘Home Address’ will be Riddington’s first exhibition in Leeds since ‘Constructions’ at Leeds Art Gallery in 2006
- Website: www.ryanriddington.org