Catherine Ryan and Brett Fletcher Lauer

Catherine Ryan, “One, Kneeling”


Catherine Ryan Artist Statement

Catherine Ryan’s paintings and drawings investigate the relationships and tensions that exist between humans and the natural world. Ryan’s dark observations on life (and death) utilize animals as symbols, while at the same time raising questions about man’s role as predator and consumer.

Response by Brett Fletcher Lauer

Catherine Ryan is a painter from the San Francisco Bay Area and her work has been published in books 100 Artists of the West Coast, Downy Bird Art Kingdom and the 2008 and 2010 Pacific Coast editions of New American PaintingsBrett Fletcher Lauer is Managing Director of the Poetry Society of America, and has poems in American Poetry Review, Harper’s, Fence, and elsewhere.

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