Ryan Wade Ruehlen is an intermedia 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, 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 has worked as a gallery and independant curator, performer, sound designer, university lecturer, community radio DJ, drone pilot and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio-art cassette label in Boulder 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 non-semantic impulses and feral approaches to technology. In 2017 Ruehlen was 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 a candidate for PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Ruehlen is 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