Ryan Montgomery lives and works in Austin, TX. He holds a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and will receive an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. His work has been shown across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the piece Buttermilk Pie was purchased for the City of Austin's permanent collection. In 2017, his work was included in Fort Works Art's 40 Under 40 show, curated by Maggie Adler of the Amon Carter Museum. In addition to painting, Montgomery has a decade of commercial display experience, is a musician, writer, and filmmaker.