Johanna Aenderl Ryan is an artist working in drawing and animation. Her work is representational; created with a limited palette and organic/fluid mark making. The work is symbolic and connected to place. She includes found objects and observed drawings from places she has lived (i.e. Brooklyn and Midwestern wetlands). This is a practice of attending to the non-human ("natural") world. Merging observational drawing with metaphor, the work reflects the interconnection of humanity with elements and life that we may not notice but we rely on every day. She has a studio in Brooklyn, NY.