I grew up in Grand Rapids (born in St. Johns) and have always enjoyed working with my hands, making something out of nothing. In my early 20's, I began working with someone fabricating trucks. Whether we removed the sleeper off of an old truck or had a truck to be chopped and slammed, I was always happy with the end results. The low rider bike scene was brought to my attention by a friend who was in one of the clubs. I was hooked! Over the last 13 years, I have fabricated and built two of those bikes for each of my sons. I'm happy to do a collaborative effort with my friend Becky on this project because the whole is so much greater than the pieces individually. Tying them together to make a statement not only of discovery but of possibilities.
Ryan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Ryan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Ryan's Past Work
These are images of past work that Ryan has done.