Ryan Cronin was born in 1972 on the front seat of a late 60's Plymouth Station Wagon and has kept his parents, friends and audience on their toes ever since.
Growing up in the 1980’s Cronin was surrounded by and embraced Pop Culture. The bright colors and sounds of punk rock, skateboarding, MTV, graffiti and the youthful, push-it-to-the-limit attitude of the time became an integral part of who Cronin is today. This influence is apparent in his playful, yet tongue-in-check approach to painting.
His work is held in several private collections in Miami, NYC, Brooklyn and California. He is currently showing work with Scoop Studios Contemporary Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY, the Brill Gallery in North Adams, MA and is participating in several group shows up and down the east coast.
“Cronin’s work is immediately compelling, visually stimulating and thought provoking. He masks deep commitment and seriousness of intent behind a "primitive" facade. He knows exactly what he is doing and he does it very well.” Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY.