Ryan Coleman’s work combines gestural drawing and painting with carefully rendered elements inspired by classic comics and animation. Intertwining bold shapes, scribbled gestures and vivid color schemes, he reimagines entirely new compositions in his own distinctive form. Coleman specializes in large-scale custom murals in addition to studio work including paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Coleman grew up in Jacksonville, FL, and received a BFA in Painting from the Atlanta College of Art in 2001. He honed his artistic talents as a street muralist throughout early adulthood and was heavily influenced artistically by his father, a retired professional cartoonist at Disney who previously inked a nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip for a number of years. Ryan Coleman worked briefly in animation at Cartoon Network after graduation and before moving to New York City where he served as a studio assistant to renowned pop artist Jeff Koons from 2003-2011. Currently, he lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
His work is included in notable international collections at the High Museum of Art, Coca-Cola Corporate Headquarters, the Ritz-Carlton, NCR Global Headquarters, Canopy by Hilton, W Hotels, and Northside Hospital among others.