Ryan Adams is a painter and muralist based in Portland, Maine. His background in traditional graffiti led him to creating large-scale mural work, hand lettered signage and a studio practice. His signature ‘gem’ style of work is a geometric breakdown of letterforms with shadows and highlights embedded within, to create depth and movement throughout the pieces. His pieces tend to be bold, colorful and clever; often including statements within. These statements can be literal or figurative, but often bringing attention to a social or cultural issue. Currently, Ryan owns and operates a mural company and exhibits his work in galleries and museums.