Ryan Erickson is an artist from the Denver Metro area. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelors degree in studio art focusing in painting. Upon graduating university, Ryan joined the Denver art scene at NEXT gallery where he was a member for a year. Then he went to Cambodia as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. As a volunteer, Ryan worked as an English teacher and teacher trainer while working other projects involving arts education. After two years in the Peace Corps, Ryan taught at the University of Puthisastra in Phnom Penh. Now, Ryan is studying for a Masters in Fine Arts at Washington University in Saint Louis.