also known as Ryya Sanders

Ryya Bread is an American-born artist and curator who has lived in West Cornwall for almost 20 years.  She received her first art training in the US, but completed her PhD in Fine Art at the Falmouth College of Art. While a student she did some voluntary and commissioned work for the Hypatia Trust, and followed this up by assisting the initial team at work on the formation and cataloguing of the West Cornwall Art Archive (WCAA). After running her own gallery together with the artist, Baz MEHEW in Bread Street, Penzance, for some years she was employed as an assistant curator for the Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.

She is married to the boat-builder and sculptor, David SANDERS, and the couple live in Falmouth.

From 2010 she is Curator of the art gallery at Kestle Barton, the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall.


 Painter, mixed media, construction artist

works and access

Hypatia Collection of Women's Art


Falmouth College of Art Diploma Shows; 


Hypatia Trust

misc further info



WCAA files

Kestle Barton website;