An Honours graduate in printed textile design from Manchester in 1985, Maryann Ryves was awarded a travel bursary from the Royal Society of Arts and exhibited her textile designs throughout the U.K. the following year.
She worked as a freelance textile designer exhibiting in Paris, Frankfurt and New York and selling to companies such as Sanderson, Next Interiors, Coloroll, Textra, Dovedale, Blydenstein-Willink in the Netherlands and Charles Sammelson in the U.S.A. She also worked on site in the design studio for John Lewis on a regular basis.
She was commissioned to design a collection of rugs which were exhibited at Liberty’s, London.
Maryann Ryves turned her attention to painting with a shared exhibition of watercolours in Fulham, London. She had paintings permanently on display at the Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester and has exhibited in the Stable Gallery, Clapham, the Chelsea Open Exhibition and was short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in 1990.
She exhibited at Pembroke Lodge , Richmond park, Surrey in June 2000.
Since moving to Scotland she has shown work at Pittenweem Arts Festival, The Birnam Institute and had solo shows at the Locus Centre, Aberfeldy.
She now exhibits regularly at Gallery heinzel, Aberdeen, the Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, the Aberfeldy Gallery and the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh,
Other activities include
2008 October exhibited at the RGI Open Exhibition, Glasgow
2009 Made full member of the NS (National Society of Painters
2010 April solo exhibition at the Birnam Institute
May selected to exhibit at the Coast festival, Macduff
August elected member of the GSWA (Glasgow Society of Women Artists)
October had a stand at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea
2011 May exhibited at the Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh
Produced giclee prints for houses in the Mains of TaymoutH KENMORE.
2013 March exhibited at the Q Gallery, Dundee
April solo exhibition at the Birnam Institute
2015 Solo show in Aberfeldy town square at Easter
2017 Short-listed for SWA, Mall Galleries, London,
2018 INVITED ARTIST FOR mACMILLAN aNNUAL eXHIBITION AT bONHAMS IN
EXHIBITED AT RSA OPEN EXHIBITION, EDINBURGH
2 pieces shortlisted for swa summer exhibition aT mall Galleries in london.
2019 Solo exhibition at the Aberfeldy gallery.