Ryan Crane is best known for his modern abstract paintings and vibe infused electronic music. A relentless worker in both the painting and recording studio Crane is a true artist at the core constantly looking for moments of inspiration. A native of Virginia, Ryan has lived up and down the east coast from Georgia to Brooklyn, NY all the while drinking in the intricate details of life and translating these messages into his work. Today, his music focus is in the bass-heavy sound of House and Deep House, though his latest Album titled VIBES is an exploration of several electronic music genres. The same exploration has carried over to his visual work, which is represented by a collection of recent painting sharing the same title as his album, VIBES.


Improving ideas, deconstructing misses, fresh starts and looping back to improving ideas drive my work on canvas. The story, and the feeling are my concerns. A vibe, through the use of color, texture, and sheen. Stories evolving through the use of repeating graphic motifs and loose drawings. Working in the round from all sides of the canvas. Most importantly, having fun.

Previous Emerging Artists

Meg Einhorn · Victoria Towns · Hope Pianello · Nugent Kos · Brett Wicher · Carolyn Cornfield · Noelia Nunez · Candace Christy · Christina Ball · Colleen Pendry · Angie Reiko · Travis Wells and Rebekah Hower · Candace Padgett and Hannah Kauffman · Laura Snell · Poet Rae · Cameo Hoyle · ArtThrive Artists · Alex Sayer and Emma Mortemousque · Stephen Kissel

The Emerging Artist Series aims to provide young artists, who might not have a large enough body of work to fill the Craddock-Terry Gallery, with an opportunity to show their work. These smaller exhibitions are displayed in our Studio 109 Gallery. Exhibition history is a key component to succeeding as a professional artist. The ability to add a solo exhibition to their CV greatly increases an artist’s ability to secure further exhibitions. This program enables early career artists to build their exhibition history, gain exposure, and sell their work.

If you are interested in applying to exhibit in our Emerging Artist gallery, please e-mail vtowns@riverviews.net