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Bryan Ryley takes a procedural approach in abstract paintings that are disciplined, formal, and intellectual. The resultant works are vibrantly orchestrated harmonies of light and luscious colour with dynamic rhythms moving across the picture plane. He works in series, with an element in one, triggering a new exploration in the next. Bryan’s lyrical tones and richly textured colour is reminiscent of a classical modernist abstraction rooted in Cubist collage and Surrealist inspired abstraction. Throughout his artistic career, Bryan’s work has ranged back and forth among three media – painting, drawing, and collage. Bryan moved here and taught at the Okanagan University College in Kelowna, and at the renamed University of British Columbia Okanagan, after studies in at the University of Victoria, BC (BFA) and at the Pratt Institute in New York (MFA). He has exhibited in Kelowna, Calgary, Vancouver and New York and his work is in the collection of The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Kelowna Public Art Gallery, Kelowna; the Vernon Public Art Gallery; Galley Odin, Silver Star Mountain; and The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.