This year I will again be represented by Galerie Bianca Landgraaf (stand 6) at The Realisme Beurs in Amsterdam.

Thursday, January 15 to Sunday, January 18, 2015. Open daily from 11:00 to 19:00.


The Observer is the Observed

New paintings by Michael Ryan at Borzo Modern Art   December 13-January 3, 2015

This is my first solo exhibition with Borzo Gallery in nearly five years. Why the long wait? I simply wasn’t ready. New artistic impulses had not yet found their form. A difficult, patience demanding and ultimately rewarding process.



Realisme Beurs 2014

There was a strong response to Bianca Landgraaf Galleries tasteful presentation of my work at Amsterdam’s Realism Art Fair.


‘Balans’ Galerie Bianca Landgraaf
Locatie: Galerie Bianca Landgraaf, Zomertuin 11, 1251 LZ Laren

Art 2013/Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Locatie: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Croeselaan, Entree Oost, Hal 8. Parkeren op P3 of op één van de andere parkeerterreinen. De beurs is ook uitstekend per trein te bereiken.

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‘Op Reis’ Galerie De Ploegh
Tentoonstelling van 21 april t/m 18 mei 2013
Zondag 21 april start in Galerie de Ploegh de expositie OP REIS,
een tentoonstelling van 23 Ploegh kunstenaars en 23 gast exposanten.

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Hurricane Sandy
In November I received the news from my New York Gallery, Dillon, that five paintings of mine were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Like your children, you expect that your paintings as expressions of yourself are something that you will be leaving behind.

Unfortunately that is not always the case.

Rest in Peace…



Lili and I spent Christmas and New Years in southern India.
The beginning of the trip was therapeutic as we spent the first week in an Ayurvedic Health Spa.
Two hours of massage and three hours of yoga everyday. Fantastic!
Thereafter it was a lot of travelling through Kerala: temples, tea and spice plantations, mountains, seashore and the cities of Cochin and Madurai.
Of course my sketchbook came along and the painted impressions of this beautiful country can be seen in my upcoming exhibition with Gallery Borzo later this year.


Realisme Beurs 2013
Gallery De Ploegh represented me for the first time at the Realisme Beurs in Amsterdam in January. The quality of the exhibitors has been increasing over the years and it felt good to finally take the plunge and exhibit some recent work there.
Dorothé Kurvers represented five artists from the gallery and we seemed to have made a very good impression there.


Eight years ago during TEFAF 2004, the ING Bank Collection purchased my painting ‘At the Concert’. On the 12th of January of this year the canvas returned to its source of inspiration, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
The gesture is a loan to the world famous concerthall to celebrate their 125th birthday year. Of course it is a great honor to be hanging there, but most especially it gives me a sense of intimate connection with this incredible institution that has given me so much pleasure and inspiration since I first arrived in the Netherlands in 1981.


From 14 April to 28 October my work will be included in a selection from the ING Collection in an exhibition in the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The exhibition will have ‘Water’ as theme.

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At the invitation of the Zuiderzee Museum and the ING Collection I have been asked to be Artist in Residence at the museum from 15 September to 27 October.