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Veronica Ryan Sewing Seeds
Veronica Ryan Sewing Seeds
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31. Veronica Ryan

Sewing Seeds

Medium: mango seeds, plastic, tape, plastic net & elastic

Execution date: 2002–2018

Dimensions: 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm unframed


£4,000 - 6,000
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Veronica Ryan OBE is an artist who lives and works between New York and London. Ryan has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Spike Island, Bristol (2021); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2019); and The Hepworth Wakefield (2017). In May 2021, Ryan unveiled a new commission to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hepworth Wakefield. Ryan’s work is held in numerous major collections, including Arts Council Collection, London; Contemporary Art Society, London; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; Pérez Art Museum Miami; The Sainsbury Centre Collection, Norwich; Tate, London; The Wakefield Art Collection at The Hepworth Wakefield; and The Weltkunst Collection, IMMA, Dublin. In October 2021, Ryan will unveil a major permanent artwork in the London Borough of Hackney for the Windrush Commission, the UK’s first public sculpture to honour the Windrush Generation. Ryan’s inaugural solo exhibition at Alison Jacques, London, will open in Autumn 2022.


In 2021, Ryan was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s birthday honours list that recognises the ‘outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom’. In 2018, she was presented with the Freelands Award, which made possible her 2021 survey at Spike Island, Bristol, her largest and most ambitious survey to date.

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