M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
B.F.A., Saginaw Valley State University
Ryan Buyssens was born and raised near Detroit, MI; an environment that imparted a rich, lifelong influence from the automotive industry’s mechanized culture. He received his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004, is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship and has exhibited his work internationally. Notable exhibitions that his work has been included in are: The 2014 World Maker Faire, New York City; the 2015 3D PrintShow in London, Paris and Dubai; 2018 Currents New Media – Santa Fe, NM; 2022 Pulse Art + Technology Festival at the Telfair Museum, Savannah Georgia; and in the 2022 ‘Enmeshed’ exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend Indiana. His work can be found in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Ultimaker Corporation and The Orlando Science Center. Ryan is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Art at New College of Florida. As an artist, inventor and maker, he expresses his commentary on logic and progress through the manipulation of various media. Recently, he has been exploiting the interactivity of objects and environments in order to create new experiences for participants. Ryan’s toolbox for creation includes: electronic sensors and microcontrollers, motion picture film and video, computer aided design, 3D printing, CNC machining, laser-cutting and good-old-fashioned-patience.