Ryan Wade Ruehlen is an artist predominately working in sound, performance, and installation. Originally from Hays, Kansas, he has exhibited his work internationally; frequently exhibiting with the Flinching Eye Collective . With the FEC he has participated in a variety of venues including the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016 MediaLive Festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014 Currents International New Media Arts Festival in Santa Fe as well as the Biennial of the Americas-Denver. 

He has worked as a gallery and independent curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, community radio DJ, drone pilot, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio-art cassette label. Many of his undertakings focus on collaborative efforts and prolonged projects which develop over the course of years, taking on a form of practice-based research. Operating under a forensic drive to expose specters and data hidden from plain view, he is guided by non-semantic impulses and feral approaches to technology. Ruehlen was recently awarded the Project Society of the Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing Program research grant from the IRISS Grand Challenge Society and was a recipient, with the Flinching Eye Collective, of the 2014 Idea Fund Grant, a program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

He received his BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University in 2007, and his MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2013. Currently, he is progressing on a dissertation as a candidate for PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder doing deep listening research with VLF radio, unmanned aerial vehicles, and long range listening stations. He currently resides and works in the Boulder/Denver CO region. 

You may contact Ryan directly at: ryanruehlen{at}gmail{dot}com