Juli Cady Ryan

Juli Cady Ryan

Cincinnati, OH, United States

About Juli Cady Ryan

I am a self-taught, full time painter who tries to find the hope buried in our chaotic world. Many of my paintings were inspired by my three adult children and their struggle with mental illness.


1985-1988 studied Journalism and Psychology at Indiana University



~My art and bio featured in the July 2016 SoulSister Wisdom Magazine, issue #7 Happiness.

~Tangerine Meg, Bold Art for Sold Souls, an art blog, interviewed me in April, 2016

~Literary Momma, an online magazine writing about the many faces of motherhood, featured two of my artworks to pair with one of their creative fiction articles, one in February, 2016 and on in October, 2016.

Radio Interview:

I was interviewed by morning show host Nancy Coombs on KRSN am 1490 on December 14, 2015. This is a local Los Alamos radio station that interviewed me about my Portal Gallery Solo Exhibit. I was glad I got to share my story that runs through my paintings and talk about mental illness!


Australian musician, Helen Davey, had a wonderful project where she created music to go with the feelings and emotions of paintings, titled 52 Sound Paintings. I was delighted to participate in this project in April 2014.


I have written and illustrated two self-published books!

The Sleep Fairy and Her Magic Sheep, a children's bedtime story, 2010.

Wounds of Wisdom: My Family's Journey Through Mental Illness, a book of poetry along with some insight to my family's struggle. Illustrated with my art, 2016.


~Gallery 405 (later changed to Smart Gallery), Springfield, Missouri, 2010-2012.

~Inner Child Exhibition, 2011 Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

~Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, California 2011

~Art on the Levee Gallery Newport, Kentucky 2012-2013.

~Affordable Holiday, juried for gallery shop display and selling, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico November-December 2014

.~Fuller Lodge Art Center Solo Exhibition, Portal Gallery, "It's All About Love," Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 2015-January 2016.

~Westheimer Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Mindful Metamorphosis," Sharonville, Ohio, May 3-25th, 2019.

Winning Online EBSQ Exhibits:

~Re-imagining Seuss: A NOT in the Style of Show, 2007

~Awarded Members' Mention for
Design the Next EBSQ T-shirt exhibit, 2008

~Awarded Members' Mention for
One Word Concept: Wanderlust exhibit, 2009

~Awarded Members' Mention for
Art from the Heart: A Benefit for the American Red Cross for Haiti Earthquake Relief exhibit, 2010

~Awarded Patrons' Choice for
One-Word Concept: Music exhibit, 2010

~Awarded Members' Mention for
One-Word Concept: Horizon exhibit, 2010

~Awarded Clouds' Mention for
One Word Concept: Plural exhibit, 2011

~Awarded Clouds' Choice for
One Word Concept: Familiar exhibit, 2011

~Awarded Clouds' Mention for
Winged Creatures exhibit, 2011

~Awarded Clouds' Mention for
Spring exhibit, 2012

~Awarded Clouds' Choice for
Penguins exhibit, 2014