Ryan Meyer is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Studio. He is concentrating in graphic design, sculpture, and time-based media. He specializes in image manipulation and illustration.
His work as an artist is strongly influenced by his background in the hard sciences. Ryan entered high school expecting to become an engineer or physicist, but shifted focus to art along the way. He primarily enjoys creating sculptures and time-based media, such as pieces in motion, videos, or animations. Outside of his love for art, he enjoys traveling and live music. He is a huge of fan of The White Stripes, and Ryan’s favorite live show was performed by Jack White (with his solo band) at Workplay.
Ryan recently worked at UAB’s literary magazine AURA, where he held positions as a Copy Editor and Art Director. As Art Director for AURA, Ryan touched every part of the magazine from design and layout to choosing and editing submissions for publication. Ryan has also previously interned for the Bottletree Cafe, a live music venue in Birmingham. He created posters for visiting musicians and worked hospitality for the musical talent.
Ryan had two pieces in a student gallery at UAB that was juried by prominent American artist, Trenton Doyle Hancock. He submitted a sculpture and digital print.
Ryan enjoys learning, and likes to be a jack-of-all-trades. He is appreciative of all the experience he gained as an intern, and seeks to continue learning and growing as a Media Fellow. He is particularly interested in digital filmmaking and sound design.
Ryan is currently working on a project that is very exciting to him. He is creating a tilt-shift video of UAB’s campus, and specifically of the demolition of the former student center, Hill University Center. Tilt-shift projects use a technique that changes the perspective of the camera and viewer, often resulting in an image or video that resembles a scene-in-miniature.
Life After UAB
Ryan’s focus post-graduation is becoming a successful studio artist. After completing his BFA, he will enter an MFA program. After graduate school, Ryan expects to work as a graphic designer while building his reputation as a studio artist and eventually support himself through his creative endeavors.