By using a variety of materials and engaging in diverse visual approaches, Ryan Gilmartin attempts to defy category (or belong to multiple categories) as an artist. For him, the process of creating is a place for searching. Although the results in his work may hint at a figure, architecture, or some everyday object- he intends for his work to evade specific understanding or offer numerous interpretations. By providing a sense of knowing and unknowing in his work, his aim is to give the viewer an opportunity for searching as well.

Ryan has a master’s degree in fine art from Pratt Institute in New York and has exhibited his work nationally. He currently lives and works in Denver CO.