Ryan Escalante was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1987. Shortly before his first birthday he moved with his parents to Madison, Wisconsin where he spent his childhood and college years. From an early age Ryan was drawn to art as a creative outlet, spending much of his free time drawing from the imagination. As a college student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Ryan majored in Biology where he advanced his scientific understanding of the world around him. After graduating, and moving to Toluca, Mexico he continued to develop his artistic practices in the fields of screen printing and tattooing. In 2015, Ryan relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he began studying oil painting and portraiture at the DiDomizio Arts Center. Ryan is currently living in the North metro area of Atlanta and continues to study at the DiDomizio Arts Center.