Current Short-Term Resident Artist
Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
Ryan Caldwell is intrigued by the visual compositions hidden within the environment of everyday life. These references are brief aesthetic moments intime which are recorded in memory. As Ryan strips down these compositions to their essential elements they become part of a lexicon of formal decisions that are translated onto utilitarian forms through patterns, color, and configurations.
Ryan Caldwell received his MFA from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, and BFA with emphasis in Ceramics and Sculpture from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. He has been a short term artist in residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center and Medalta in Alberta, Canada. His work is in art collections small and large, such as the Mulvane Art Museum and the Shimpo permanent collection.
To view more work by Ryan visit his website at caldwellceramics.com.