Ryan Paluczak is an interdisciplinary artist and designer born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He holds and MFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media from Illinois State University, an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and a BFA in Printmaking from Southeast Missouri State University. His work spans 2D, 3D, and time-based media, with an emphasis on sound design and live performance.
Vibrational energy is the invisible line of communication between all living beings. My work argues for a sensitivity to this natural field, making space for intuitive knowledge and understanding that has been largely disregarded by Western philosophy. I am interested in wave-based communication. While making, I am actively thinking about visceral and emotional energies that link humans of the past, present, and future with the intention of communicating in a universal language that transcends text and/or spoken word. I view my work as a vehicle for experiences marked by moments of clarity and connection. I see these interactions as healing and restorative, repairing bonds between people that are divided by societal constructs. Wave forms, resonance, and the evolution of human consciousness drive my research and creative practice.