Ryan Embry was born and raised in Fort Collins Colorado, where he attended Colorado State University receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in Pottery in 2011. Ryan was a resident artist at Smokestack Pottery in Fort Collins after graduating in 2016. He was a studio resident at both Montana State University and the University of Montana. He completed his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2021. Ryan is currently an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University. His work has been displayed nationally and is a part of several University collections and private collections.
Images or objects depict a story, a narrative of the culture, the abundance, a depletion. My reference for research can be found in the every day, the mundane, and the light. Near and far, quietly still resting against the ground I often think of my work as having a life. A translation into a space. A place for others to contemplate. Thinking.