A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Ryan Flores proudly accepted the Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, where he developed new work. Recounting that his grandmother was a migrant worker who had to hide her heritage due to the discrimination against those of indigenous cultures, Flores works in the medium of ceramics and installation to explore the line between truth and fabrication.

(Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal and artist’s website. All works are copyright of the artist.)