Ryan Christopher (b.1998, UK) is an artist working through sculpture, sound and video to consider material relations within elliptical narratives. His practice is a process of amalgamation which draws on the formal and indexical properties of found materials. Fragments of Christian thought, ancient poetry, philosophy and early North and East African Christian history are spatially organised into concise narratives, often referencing historical figures. These compositions describe experiences of absence, providence, divine self-disclosure and the natural world, involving gestures that are slight and considered.
An inquiry into iterations of paradox permeates both the materials used, such as blinds, plaster and religious texts, and the notions explored within the work. Through connections between sculptural descriptions and inquiries, the viewer is directed to an inward space in which images, narratives and thoughts can merge.




2022-2024    De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2018-2021     Fine Art (BA) Coventry University


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions


Eclogue, St. Perpetua, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam 


Queries within articles within questions within distinctions - Michele Bazzoli, Ryan Christopher, De Personeelskamer, Amsterdam


A morsel of curd, TG, Nottingham

Lyset peger mod vinden (The light points towards the wind) - Synnøve Kruse Serup, Ryan Christopher, Langkat 15, Amsterdam

London Arts Board, London


365 States of a Reservoir - Lucy Grubb, Ryan Christopher, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry


Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings


Cylinder, figure, Gem, Spectrum and Stone, Eastside Projects, Birmingham


De Ateliers Offspring 2023 - Raamvertelling, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

+1, Woonhuis, Amsterdam 

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth, Woonhuis, Amsterdam


MELTDOWN, Ridley Road Project Space, London

Twenty Twenty Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall


Hyper-possible, Coventry Biennial, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

House, Coventry Biennial, The Hyper-Lab, Coventry

Proof, Coventry Biennial, The Old Grammar School, Coventry

Home by Ronan Mckenzie - Finding Joy, Birmingham

Photocopies, Recent Activity, Birmingham

Birmingham by Night, Roundhouse Birmingham

Multiplicity of us, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

Poetic Sustenance, Tiwani Contemporary, London

Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Essex

The Molasses Gallery, London

Spatial Intervention, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

The Mountain Garden, Herbert Art Gallery, Grain Projects (Online)


Herbert Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry


Rugby Open, Rugby Art Gallery, Rugby

A Space Between, Birmingham

IYP Bollards Project, Ikon Gallery

CWDT, Tottenham, London

You, me and those who came before, Friargate House, Coventry

You, me and those who came before, St. Marys Guildhall, Coventry

Open Projections, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Coventry Drawing Prize, Classroom Gallery, Coventry

International Refugee Week, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

International Women's Day, St. Marys Guildhall, Coventry


Ryan Christopher & Smilo Mathias, The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry

CWDT, Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London


CWDT, Tottenham, London



Coventry Biennial

London Arts Board

Tiwani Contemporary

Recent Activity

Herbert Art Gallery, Grain Projects Commission

Focal Point Gallery

Mutual Art






Christopher has taught as a visiting lecturer on the Fine Art BA at Coventry University. He has also given a talk on the Fine Art BA at the Ruskin school of art, Oxford.  



Solène Gün bio text 


Jeano Edwards, In the Wake of a Glow, Exhibition Text


Jeano Edwards - EverWonderful Introduction