Ryan Martin was born in Southern California; he currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he attended the California College of the Arts.

Through painting, drawing and photography, Martin creates surreal, dream-like portraits of his subjects. His artworks interpret the years of young adults, as they deconstruct who they thought they were, and begin discovering who they might really be. the portraits depict these milestones and discoveries in celebratory colors and exuberant floral elements. Several portraits depict the subjects conflicted with their makeup, as the medium is scattered and abstracted within their environemts.

Martin's artwork has been highlighted by numerous media including THE ADVOCATE, CHIC TODAY MAGAZINE, and THE ART OF MAN. He has exhibited widely across the United States, including CONTEXT and SCOPE in Miami, three solo shows at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco and selected for VOLTA NY 2014.