Ryan Upp: Resident Teaching Artist

Ryan Upp: Resident Teaching Artist

Ryan Upp“One of my biggest passions is developing creative curriculum for the classroom. I’m continually brainstorming new and innovative ways to address the need for curriculum in the arts that truly speaks to an entire student body. I want my students to leave with an experience that goes beyond successfully passing a test, and influences their creative minds into adulthood.”

                                                                                           – RYAN UPP

Ryan received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Photography from Cleveland State University in 2013. He was recently awarded a position in the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the Cleveland Institute of Art, a tuition-free grant offered annually to five students. His work has been acquired in private collections and included in over twenty Cleveland-local group shows.


In 2012, Ryan’s photography was published in The New York Times. A 2013 solo exhibition, Mythological Women: Mixed Media Drawings debuted at the MSASS Library at Case Western Reserve University. His work was also on view at a 2012 group exhibition, DIY: Photographers & Books, at the Cleveland Museum of Art