With a Master of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Utah Valley University, Ryan has
participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the country. He has won several awards, such as the Woodbury Award of Merit in 2007, and
he has been published in the Spring Salon Catalog in 2012, Gallery UAF Biennial Newsletter in 2010 and Knapp Gallery's Directors Chair in
2008. Ryan continuously explores his ideas, visually and verbally, in his sketchbook, drawings and paintings. Watching people inspires Ryan to
more closely analyze himself.