Artist • Creator • Maker
Originally from Minnesota, Patty Ryan moved to Chicago where she quickly left her career at Elite modeling agency to pursue her new-found passion of introducing a new genre, “House Music”, and its pioneers to the world. Patty co-created the successful Mushroom Jazz brand which later morphed into Mushroom Productions in San Francisco where she organized hundreds of events around the U.S. and helped build careers of world renowned DJs including Mark Farina. Later she brought this production company into the newly formed OM Records where she is still a shareholder. At OM she lead the artistic output and collected critical acclaim for creating dozens of beautiful album covers. Her success in graphic design inspired Patty to set up a creative agency where she designed logos for many notable brands such as Whip-It!’s along with visual ID creation for clubs and restaurants around the country. During this period, she got her first taste of Burning Man, and soon after immersed herself in artistic ventures where she spent the last ten years working closely with Peter Hudson “Hudzo”, one of the most admired Burning Man figures.
Working at Hudzo’s studio with a variety of great talent, Patty’s passion for creation and her graphic design skills started to converge. It is where she began exploring the boundaries of her imagination integrating metal fabrication and advanced LED technologies.
Her resulting work is a combination of software skills, engineering, electronics and highly skilled metal fabrication to convey interactive, bespoke light boxes that utterly transfix the observer.
"Art is a nonverbal means for the artist to communicate, thus connecting with their audience without needing to speak. I am shy, and sometimes awkward, so this is a great way to break social barriers I unconsciously set for myself."
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