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Ryan Sanchez  Savannah, GA

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About Ryan

Ryan Sanchez is an artist, illustrator, and author. He was raised as a latch key kid in the suburbs of LA LA Land, California. To keep himself entertained as a child, he drew on sidewalks, streets, walls, shoes, clothing, textbooks, and anything else he could get his hands on.

Luckily, he did not grow out of his passion for the art. Ryan went on to college and earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 1995, and a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2000.
In 2002, he moved to New York to build on his street cred. Since then, his illustrations have widely been used in the editorial, advertising, and publishing world and have been recognized by Communication Arts, 3 X 3 Magazine, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators.

After 5 years of grinding the pavements of the Big Apple, he quickly rose to through the ranks. During this time, his paintings have been shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, London, Canada, and Switzerland. In 2007, Schwartz and Wade Books published Ryan’s first illustrated children’s book, Clara and Senor Frog, written by Campbell Geeslin. Later that year, he decided to slow things down…REALLY slow things down, and moved to the South.

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"WOW Sandy M. way off base.... this is an artist that is on the cusp of getting it! This is work that is inspiring and narative. In the eyes of this artist, who is also on the cusp, keep striving for the answers keep telling the world. The enlightend will read it."

"Hmmm. I see a young man struggling with gender identity."

"It looks like the first painting is about a new father in the waiting room while his child is being born. I believe this could be because of the pink and blue birds. They are holding him up while he is worried sick. They are losing feathers because of the struggle to keep his hopes up."

"Wow: Homicidal birds - The worst we get where I live are seagulls mugging people for their sandwiches!"

"i like your work. The piece talk about other perspective semiotic, very cool...colombia..."

"Beautiful & Thought Provoking"

"Fascinating images and very appealing to the eye."

"Really Good, kinda makes you think"

"Twittering birds are struggling to choke today's youth with his own scarf. And from the look on his face and the scattered feathers I'd say their doing one hell of a good job. What a wimp. And in the lower frame his other half. glorioski as Orphan Annie would say, a real honest to goodness flower child, er women and has the tattooes to prove it, so real thay attract real butterflies. Is she sitting in her ivory tower, waiting to be rescued. Certainly not by him,he's a gonner. The pics exude fatility, futility and ennui. The artist has made his point."


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