Ryan Mathew Gray
Ryan Mathew Gray is a Youngstown, New York native and draws heavily from the influence the area had on his developing sense of aesthetics and balance of the natural world.
After graduating from Lewiston-Porter, where Ryan first was exposed to the world of ceramics, he was accepted to Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York. There, he majored in ceramics and acted as the President of the student run ceramics club the Coalition of Ceramic Designers (C2D).
After participating in many group shows, Ryan had his first solo exhibition, Natural Progression, in May 2011 which showcased his dynamic sculptural work.
After graduating with a B.S. in Ceramic Design, under the guidance of Professors Stan Panetski and Robert Wood, he went on to complete his Masters in Fine Arts at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, a three year program culminating in his final thesis show, Insincerus, April 2014.