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Alannah Cyan

Emerging from the natural landscapes of Ireland and Switzerland, Alannah Cyan is a London-based artist who specialises in crafting tender, dream-like nude portraits with a focus on photography and an appreciation for queerness in this field. Cyan’s practice is focused on creating a new visual language for queer erotic photography that invites curiosity beyond its sexual and erotic value.


Inspired by the landscapes of her native Ireland and Switzerland, Cyan infuses her photography with a sense of natural beauty and tranquillity, employing techniques reminiscent of traditional landscape painting. Through her photography, Cyan delves into themes of intimacy, identity, and its links to folklore, aiming to redefine perceptions of queer eroticism.


Crafting fantastical, surrealist narratives in her work, she aims to offer a fresh perspective on exploring queer identity.


In 2023, Cyan graduated from Central Saint Martin’s, studying a Fine Art BA. She has been selected for 2023/2024 New Contemporaries and exhibiting in Camden Art Center and Grundy Art Gallery. Other notable exhibitions include the annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2022.


Biography courtesy of the artist.