Ryann Casey was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, surrounded by strong women and a commitment to science, art and politics. She creates images that present these interests by exploring the ideologies, and often times the fear, she has experienced both in her personal and political life. Her current work uses both traditional and digital photography combined with screen-printing to create shadowboxes of stark, bleak environments with figures isolated or obscured in silhouette. The images are broken down into printed layers of glass and a single background photograph, creating a sense of space and three-dimension; a window into an ominous past, present or future.
Ryann Casey received a BA in Photography with a minor in Women’s Studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona and a MFA/MS in Photography and Art History from Pratt Institute in New York City. Ryann Casey has been presented in both solo and group exhibitions in New York City and Philadelphia while also working as a Professor of Photography and Art History in New Jersey. She currently resides in South Philadelphia.