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Johanna Aenderl is a multi-media visual artist in Brooklyn, NY. 

Johanna Aenderl Ryan is a visual artist who works in a range of mediums including trace monotypes, textiles, and animation. She focuses on psychological and spiritual themes using a subtly surrealist approach. 

Her work embodies psychological processes and imagery: rumination, repetition, fragmented negative spaces. Her abstracted self-portraits attempt to understand a difficult reality; to come to grips with grief, loss, isolation, and anxiety. The effect is like looking at the sun: you can only look indirectly, but you still feel it is there.

Johanna Aenderl Ryan (b. 1984, Saint Paul, MN) is based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from New York Academy of Art in 2020. She has been a recipient of grants and scholarships through Penland School of Craft (2023), Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA (2023), New York Academy of Art (2017-2020). Solo exhibitions include: Chashama (Brooklyn, NY). Select group exhibitions include: Ethan Cohen KuBE, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Equity Gallery, ChaShaMa Space to Present, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. She has been an artist-in-residence at Voice x NYAA and ChaNorth.

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