Paul Ryan lives and works in London.
Currently researching a PhD in Peircean Semeiotics as applied to aesthetics, particularly drawing. Peirce's notion of truth as that which a community of enquirers can move towards if they avoid sham reasoning and 'paper doubts' is of particular interest as well as his opening up of the consideration of aesthetics as fundamental to ethics.

Recent exhibitions include: Centre of the Creative Universe, Brian Epstein's Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, 2007; PARANOIA, Freud Museum, London, 2007; What are Feelings for? Centre for Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art, London, 2007; Drawing for Survival, Imperial War Museum, London 2005-6; New Shoots, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005; Question mark, Wait, Error Understood, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2004. Awards include: AHRC 2006-9, Paul Hamlyn Foundation for work with women in Prison; Jerwood Drawing prize 2001

The Point of Power

installation with live art intervention, 2007
Courtesy of the artist