Ryan Patterson is an artist and arts administrator who lives with his wife Rachel and their two sons in Baltimore’s Better Waverly neighborhood. Ryan moved to Baltimore from South Florida in 2002 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art (GSS ‘06). Ryan 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 offered a Community Artist in Residency 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 previously served the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts as Public Art Program Manager from 2013-2019. In his personal life, he loves to ride bikes, walk in the woods, and read and draw comics with his family.