The pair of images Kristi Ryba created for the Fall season of Charleston Supported Art continues her exploration of gendered messages and myths surrounding the concept of women’s roles – home, family and the domestic sphere. In these two pieces she teases at the notion of the importance of appearance, aging and intimacy by presenting the private moments of an older women dressing in a vintage dollhouse bedroom.
Kristi Ryba is an artist living and working in Charleston, South Carolina. Exhibiting since 1990 Ryba’s early work has toured the Southeast in both painting and printmaking exhibitions. A graduate of the College of Charleston and Vermont College, Ryba also studied at Vermont Studio School and Studio Camnitzer in Valdotavvo, Lucca, Italy. In 2012 Ryba was selected as the SC Arts Commission Alternate Visual Arts Fellow and in 2009 she was an artist in residence at The McColl Center in Charlotte, NC. Her videos debuted at Silo in New York City in 2004 and 2006, and Contemporary Charleston in 2004. Her video animations have been included in film festivals in the across the country. Ryba has exhibited at 701 Contemporary Center for Art and Columbia College in Columbia, SC; Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth, OH; Waterworks Visual Arts Center in NC; The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC; Sumter Gallery of Art, in Sumer, SC; and Dialect Design in Charlotte, NC.