[Download CV]

Calli Ryan




Vox Populi Building

319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107



MFA The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 2014

BFA The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2011



Exhibitions, Awards, Events, Publications


Solo Exhibition: Galerij Eumbaach, Chapel Hill, NC. 7/8/16-8/1/16.

Exhibition: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, FAME. Exhibition of artists selected from PAFA alumni of all years, 40 artists selected. Juror: Eric F. Battle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 7/31/16-9/31/16.

Publication: Work selected for the Fall 2016 cover of The American Psychoanalyst, Quarterly Magazine of the American Psychoanalytic Association (Volume 50, No. 3).

Exhibition: Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, VA. How Soon, Now. 

Exhibition: David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen. Got it for cheap. 5/4/16.

Exhibition: Happy Ending, NYC. Got it for cheap. 5/6/16.

Exhibition: HAIK HQ, Oslo. Got it for cheap. 5/19/16.

Exhibition: Steinsland Berliner Gallery, StockholmGot it for cheap. 5/20/16.

Exhibition: Agnes B's Gallerie du Jour, ParisGot it for cheap. 7/21/16.

Exhibition: FWS GallerySmall Works. 12/6/15 - 3/1/16.

Publication: "Interior Motives: Interior paintings by contemporary and past masters." by Frank Hobbs.


Publication: The Psychoanalytic Museum virtual exhibition, The Soma: Drawings of the Body by Calli Ryan.

Exhibition: FWS GallerySmall Works. 12/6/14 - 3/1/15.

Publication: The International Psychoanalytic Association, www.ipa.org.uk highlights "Evening Washing".

Permanent Display: St. Neumann and The Liberty Bell, both 3 x 5 ft paintings, Beneficial Bank headquarters, Philadelphia.

Event: Plein Air Easton Quick Draw Challenge.


Exhibition: Bridgette Mayer GalleryBenefit Exhibition for BalletX. 9/5/14-10/9/14.

Award: Selected as one of five local emerging visual artists by The Creative Group, Inc.

Event: The Philadelphia Flower Show 2014, Opening Gala artist in residence.

Permanent Display: 5 works, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Permanent Display: Independence Hall at Dusk, 3 x 5 ft painting, Beneficial Bank headquarters.

Event: Plein Air Easton Quick Draw Challenge.

Exhibition: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, ASE 2014.

Exhibition: FWS Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. Think Small 2014.

Exhibition: the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Gallery 128.


Exhibition: "Think Small 2013" at the FWS Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Exhibition: "Painters of the Commonwealth" at Capital One in Richmond, VA in August 2012-January 2013.

Exhibition: the Pew Gallery (now FWS Gallery) in Philadelphia, PA.

Exhibition: the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Gallery 128.

2012 & prior:

Public Work: Mural for Obama campaign office in Charlottesville, VA.

Exhibition: Ruffin Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

Exhibition: McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Exhibition: UVA Lawn rooms 2009-2010.

Award: Scholarship from The Illustration Academy, Sarasota, FL.

Award: Scholarship from Pratt Institute, summer program in Brooklyn, NY.

Publication: Artwork selected for cover of the Art Educator's national newsletter.

Award: Brown University Book award for excellence in writing (One recipient per school).

Award: Winner, Congressional Art Competition, Congressman Eric Cantor.

Exhibition: Tuckahoe Public Library in Richmond, Virginia.

Award: Winner, Virginia Horse Council art competition.

Award: Semifinalist, National Arts Advisory Council.

Award: Three-time winner, Virginia State Fair Fine Arts Scholarship.

Exhibition: Selected for Metro Richmond Young Artists Exhibit.

Award: Scholastic Art & Writing Award, Best Overall Portfolio.

Publication: Selected as “Featured Young Artist” in Arts & Activities Magazine.


Public Clients and Collections

K. A. Leddy, author

Paula L. Ellman, author

Washington Psychoanalytic Institute

Gerry Cuddy, Beneficial Bank

Scott Myers, Tray-Pak

Dorothy Del Bueno, promised to Woodmere Art Museum

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Philadelphia Flower Show

The Creative Group, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

D2 Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Barack Obama campaign office of Charlottesville, VA

Eric Cantor, VA Congressman

Capital One office, Richmond, VA

The State Fair of Virginia

Tuckahoe Public Library, Richmond, VA



Work on Permanent Display

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 5 works.

Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, PA, 3 works.



Professional Experience

Calli Ryan LLC: May '14 - present


FWS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: July '12 - August '15

    Gallery operations, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Promotion.


The Creative Group, Inc for ARTiculture: March '14

    Selected as one of five local emerging visual artists.

    Artist in residence at opening night gala.


Anthropologie: Charlottesville, VA: Aug '11 - May '12

    Visual Design & Merchandising.


Studio Art and Art History Instructor: Sept '09 - May '12

    “Art Print” Program at Meriwether Lewis  Elementary.


Kaman’s Art Shoppes: King’s Dominion, VA: May '08 - July '12

    Caricature Artist.