Visionnaire Series: Artist Talk with Ryan Crawley

Thursday, Jun 29, 2023
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with local artist Ryan Crawley, Founder and Principal CEO of RCrawleyArt. Crawley will share how he created his first paintings and sketches, his current renderings, and his ongoing creative partnerships with local organizations.

This free talk will follow with a Q&A moderated by GRAM Communications Coordinator Alaina Taylor. Registration is required.

This event is organized by the Visionnaire Executive Committee, a group of creative young adults, ages 21 – 40, committed to introducing new audiences to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and encouraging lifelong engagement. Through a variety of events and programs, the Executive Committee furthers GRAM’s mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, and promote the Museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions.


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About the Artist

Ryan Crawley is an artist who resides in West Michigan. He received his Bachelor Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting from Western Michigan University. His current artwork is influenced by landscapes, animals, and sketch paintings. 2020 was an influential year on his artistic journey, during which time he created his first mural titled Black Anxiety.”

Of his artistic approach and body of work, Crawley shares that the work that truly motivates me is surrounded by color and line. So much can be said without actually speaking about the piece. The conversation is relayed through the imagery and allows the viewer the opportunity to create their own story.”