After spending fifteen years of his youth in Italy, participating Sheltered artist Ryan Napier moved in 2002 to the US to pursue his college degree. Following his graduation from the University of Northern Colorado in art education, he spent the next several years teaching and producing artwork. Following a year living abroad in Bangkok, he started to work towards an MFA in 2D art at the University of Arizona. He has participated in several art benefits, including Habitat for Humanity and RMSLA.

“Realizing that we are not superior nor removed from others is paramount for maintaining a healthy society and self,” Ryan says.

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