Ryan Adrick (b.1979) was born in Jacksonville, Florida. His childhood was spent growing up in a military family, and moving all over the United States. He received his B.F.A. degree from Jacksonville University and his M.F.A. degree from Florida State University in 2006. He has taught courses at Florida State University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Dayton. Currently he lives and works in Morehead City, NC. Much of his work explores the relationships that we form with those around us, the landscape, and with ones self. His artwork has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has received a number of teaching, scholastic, and artistic awards.