Ryan Wade Ruehlen is an interdisciplinary artist predominately working in sound, performance, and installation. Originally from Hays, Kansas, he has exhibited his work internationally; frequently with the Flinching Eye Collective. He has shown/performed in a variety of venues including Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, the Denver Art Museum, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the 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 published multimedia textual work with Incite: Journal of Experimental Media, Materialities of Literature - Impactum Journal and Lunamopolis Press.

He drifts between roles as a performer, educator, sound designer, media archaeologist, curator, community radio DJ, saxophonist, percussionist, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio-art cassette label in Colorado. Many of his undertakings focus on collaborative efforts and prolonged projects. Operating under a forensic drive to expose specters and data hidden from plain view, he is guided by anarchic impulses and feral approaches to technology. He has received numerous awards including the 2017 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, his MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado in 2013 and his PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado. Ruehlen continues to do deep listening research with VLF radio, unmanned aerial vehicles, and long range listening stations. He currently lives out in the Sonoran desert of Tucson, AZ.

You may contact Ryan directly at: ryanruehlen { a t } gmail { d o t } c o m