Ryan James Brooks
2017 Artist in Residence
A native of Waterloo, Ryan attended both high school (Waterloo Collegiate), and post-secondary (Wilfrid Laurier University) within the city borders. Now in Toronto for almost a decade – Ryan is a marketing professional, which allows creative art to play a large role in his day-to-day life. His unique style comes together by developing an assembly of materials in every piece, resulting in a technique that subtly displays the layers of each element. Colour theory plays a primary role in his work, by adding depth through complex textures each piece evokes emotion and creates an experience.