Growing up in an image-based society with television, computer screens, and a massive swell of visual media leaves me overloaded with imagery and information. I seek to find beauty in the strangeness of interconnected nostalgia of family memories, loss and grief, escapism, and video games. I process and excavate my personal history by romanticizing memories, relationships, and the passage of time. I do this with constructed visual worlds created through the physical processes of drawing, bookbinding, ceramics, printmaking, and painting. I use references and influences from 20th-century artists Paul Klee, James Ensor, and Jim Nutt to connect and interweave video game graphics, archeological references, and contemporary cartooning as methods to transcend biography for an archetype of 21st-century life. I blend contemporary sources of images from media, digital research methods, and physical art making as a foundation of my studio practice and teaching philosophy.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design
Emerging Media; Studio Art and Design
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Price, Ryan, "Endless Curiosity" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1070.