Ryan Patterson is an artist and arts administrator who lives with his wife Rachel and their two sons in the Better Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore. Ryan moved to Baltimore from South Florida in 2002 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA General Sculptural Studies ‘06). As an artist has initiated and collaborated on a number of arts-based public programs and social events including Big Draw in the Dell, Evergreen Commons, and Camp Camp. In 2013 he was invited to be a Community Artist in Residence at the Kentucky School of Art where he and students organized the Smoke Town Social Club project and exhibition. As an arts administrator, he organized programming and exhibitions for the Parks & People Foundation from 2007-2010 and served the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts as Public Art Program Manager since 2013. In his personal life, he loves to ride bikes, walk in the woods, and read and draw comics with his family as much as he can.