Ryan Scully

Gallery Affiliations: Sloan Fine Art

Region: Northeast

I was raised in the shadow of the DOE Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland, Washington. The unique industry that supported my community, the sense of tragic progress that haunts its past, the striking desert landscape, and the importance of water inform my visual sensibilities.

From this I have developed a language of biomorphic characters, barren landscapes, and crashing liquids. The invented creatures, rocks, trees, and bushes, all receive similar textures and shapes. With this treatment, life and its environment become equal.

This landscape is then used to portray trivial yet memorable experiences of my life: boy-chase-girl, surfing trips to the beach, my first rock concert, etc. This is not an attempt to trivialize my own life, but rather to integrate my experiences with my environment.