Ryan Murray, Springfield

Ryan Murray is a stencil and spray paint artist. Ryan has been a resident of Springfield for a year, and has felt revitalized by the city’s new structures and network of support. Using both autobiographical and elements of pop culture, much of Ryan’s work explores themes of the urban landscape and the under-representation of mental health issues in African-American communities. He seeks to reveal hidden beauty and at other times inspire conversations about topics that can be unsettling but are important.