Ryan Antonio Karey was born in LaGrange, Illinois. He earned his B.A. in Graphic Design from Eastern Illinois University, where he studied under master watercolorist, Walter Sorge. Upon graduating, he went for a 2 week personal study in Florence, Italy. Ryan Karey is a self-defined oil painter, which he finds to be the truest conduit of his artistic soul. Ryan's work is a combination of beauty and raw emotion, texture and smooth strokes of paint on canvas. His color usage is truly unique and innovative.
Since dedicating himself to his art, Ryan has had work displayed at various galleries and sites around the Chicagoland area. Including Thomas Moser Gallery, Gallery Swarm, Sacred Art, amongst other instate and out of state art festivals. Since then Ryan has expanded himself professionally to include an ever-growing client base in which he also does commisioned work. Ryan's artistic goals are to express himself creatively in as many different pathways and avenues whenever and wherever they present themselves.