Tales from the Co-op:
Cathy Ryan

Walden II, screenprint

A California native, I’ve spent the last eight years in Minnesota where my first truly serious encounters with printmaking and the book arts came through the post-baccalaureate program at MCAD in 2005 – 2006.  For the next several years, I continued my art practice through Continuing Studies at MCAD and classes at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  In 2011, I received a Jerome Fellowship from MCBA; the need for more concentrated studio access led me to Highpoint.

My work is landscape based. It’s about forging a stronger connection to place and the eloquence, harmony and force of nature. I’m fascinated with the geometry of its shifting rhythms and patterns. I often work with a combination of text and image to explore the intersections between human experience, the cycles and seasons of the natural world and the melding of past and present.

I am truly thankful to be a part of the Highpoint community. To work with so many talented people in such a beautiful environment is a wonderful gift. This is a great place to make art!