I am an abstract artist, musician, and occasionally a poet. I recently co-founded The Collective Artspace, an exhibition and studio space in Grand Rapids, MI that is home to a collective of fifteen artists.

I paint when I don’t feel like I can say what I need to with words or notes, which is more often than not lately. My visual work is motivated by the intersection of order and chaos, the role that chance plays in our lives, and the emotionality of pianos. When everything is working right, my materials and intuition guide my process, and painting becomes a means for me to reflect inwardly. The finished product is the result of me working through a complicated history of moments, excavating as much beauty as I can along the way. RYAN HAY WEBSITE

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