Ryan Harrington is a mixed-media artist who has lived in Utah for nearly 22 years and worked part-time as an artist for more than 10. His work is continually evolving, spanning a number of genres and culminating in a unique blend of what he terms “contemporary urban folk art.”
Harrington’s work has been displayed in a number of galleries and museums throughout the West and can be found in public and private collections. He did a memorable Kayo Gallery window installation titled “Plugged In” featuring children watching stacked-up video screens in 2010 and, in 2016, created both “The Writing on the Wall,” a window installation for Urban Arts Gallery, and several 3-D wall murals for Traeger Grills’ Headquarters. Influences ranging from pop, folk to urban find their way into each creation, he says.
This artist is continually exploring and experimenting “to satisfy an ever-growing need to create.” With work ranging from commentary to basic design, he says there is always something new to discover.
In 2018, he will be developing his recently established LLC – ASTRAY ART. “I plan to expand on my line of street wear including T-shirts and hats. I will also be adding a few more festival dates to my calendar to promote my artwork,” says Harrington, who also has a few projects with design firms in the works to create custom artwork for Utah residences. He is anticipating a busy year.
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