About Ryland Gallery

Ryland Gallery began in 1998 as a pioneering art gallery in an undesirable part of town that evolved into a thriving arts district now known as Roosevelt Row. Changing form into a publishing and production company, Ryland Gallery became the umbrella of my creativity as I began collaborating with talents in a variety of creative industries. Work produced in house include film, art, music, creative consulting, editing services, publishing musical compositions, co-writing art films such as Star Trip (aka Voltar), writing and illustrating books such as Sun Gone Nova and The Dream  and producing Varúð; a Sigur Ros music video for the Valtari Experiment. I have been providing publishing and consulting services for art, books, music, film & video in Los Angeles since 2003.

Ryland Gallery remains a catalyst of my creativity, endeavoring to enhance and empower individualism, inspire curiosity, learning and discovery through art, film, literature, beauty and humor. 




About H. Evie Ryland

 

H. Evie Ryland is an American film producer, artist, author, actress, model, TV show host, philanthropist, and humorist. 

She has written, acted and produced films since 1998. Her breakout major feature film was in 2004 on the drama/gangster film she produced, El Padrino featuring an all star cast. Her network television credits began in 2012 on the show GCB when she was cast as a young Joan Crawford. She received her first recurrent role lasting 3 seasons on the Showtime series House of Lies and has produced and appeared in many movies, series and tv shows since, including most recently in the 2020 mini-series, Hollywood where she portrayed Veronica Lake.

She received acclaim as a cartoonist and illustrator for the surreal compositions in her single panel cartoon strip, Sun Gone Nova that appeared in the Century City News between 2008 and 2010 while she was the Managing Editor. An autographed copy of the same-titled art book is in the Astronaut Library Office at Nasa Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

Her second book, The Dream: A Bedtime Story, is an illustrated children’s book she wrote, illustrated and published in 2012, which was  based on a short story she developed as a young girl and later found in a forgotten journal.

In her early years she studied art history and hosted eccentric art parties in her Gallery in the late 1990’s. Her art interests and knowledge later led her to become a founding member of the Century City Arts & Cultural Affairs Council in 2009.

A turning point in her history was when H. Evie Ryland’s passion for the arts led her into the artistry of automobiles. She found both comfort and excitement in all aspects- driving, engineering, design and most of all the community. Additionally, her habit for journalism spilled over, extending into this world of classic cars & trucks, modern supercars, luxury coach builders, race cars, motorsports & off road vehicles. There isn't a vehicle she hasn't investigated or reported on in some way; be it racing yachts & watercraft, antique warplanes & aircraft carriers, private jets, antique trains, submarines, space flight and rocket powered spacecraft in flight during the NASA shuttle program. It is here where she founded a dedication to her most recent project; Drive Discover Devour.

While her interests were initially cultivated as far back as car enthusiast relatives in her youth whom she shadowed while working on a variety of rare vehicles they collected over the years, she did not acknowledge becoming a true enthusiast until much later. In her current endeavor; the series she developed; Drive Discover Devour, she meets with experts and enthusiasts discussing the cultural and political significance of automobiles, history, and food in the world.  

Otherwise, she spends much of her time driving with her dog, Fuzzy Monster Truck through southern California canyon roads bathed in abundant sunshine. She strives to preserve the rich history of transportation and inspire the continued pursuit of creative engineering, design technology and adventure.