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Originally from Rochester NY, Ryan Smith AKA Avisualbliss made the move to NYC in summer of 2009 to attend School Of Visual Arts in lower Manhattan, making the leap to Fashion Institute of Technology shortly there after and diving head first into the freelance creative world consisting of airbrush artistry at Central Park Zoo, body painting at Absolute Vodka events, gallery exhibitions, group shows, live painting seminars and commissioned murals for local bars/restaurants & most recently set design & prop fabrication.

Skills include: -basic carpentry -onsite installations & murals -photography & on set assistance -basic LED lighting installs -aging & antiquing -prop fabrication -vinyl printing/adhering -project management -conceptualizing & dimensionalzing sketch renderings -sourcing & producing hard to find items -basic knowledge of expendables and grip -proficient in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator -basic web design & logo/flyer creations -install/breakdown of sets/tradeshows -customer service -licensed 16’ box truck deliveries -loading/unloading.

 2019

Art Director , Set Shop- Manhattan, Nyc

3/17–Present

- Basic carpentry (flats & pedestals), prop fabrication, aging, weathering, and antiquing props, texturing surfaces, problem solving.

- Manage & work alongside artists & carpenters during on-site job installations ranging from photography shoots, TV/movie sets to trade show events.

- Worked from conceptualization to installation with clients such as MTV, Food Network, Netflix, NFL, Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sothebys, Moda Operandi, J.Crew, Eloquii, The Wing, NBC, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central and many more.


Freelance Murals & Art Shows 

2018

-Install/Breakdown/Custom Carpentry Denim Days Event NYC Metro Pavilion, NYC

-Commissioned “Sky Fade” Todd Snyder Root Studios, NYC

-Commissioned hookah Mural Shisha Shack Bushwick, NYC

-Commissioned Abstract Mural 21 Equities Prospect Park, NYC

-Commissioned Veggie Van Mural OH SNAP NYC Astoria, NYC

2017

-”Art Street Artshow” New York University Manhattan, NYC

-”Spread Art” SPREADARTNYC Bushwick, Brooklyn

-Install/Breakdown/Custom Carpentry Denim Days Event Metro Pavilion, NYC

-Commissioned Mural Game room Hotel RL Bushwick, NYC

-Commissioned Deli Mural Deli-cious Bushwick, NYC

-Commissioned Veggie Mural OH SNAP NYC Bedstuy, NYC

-Commissioned Cheesecake Truck #2 Cheesecake Guy Rochester, NY

2016

-”Art BLVD” BLVD Project Rockaway Beach, NYC

-”Solo Show” Velvet Lounge Williamsburg, NYC

-Commissioned Mural BK Jani Bushwick NYC

-Commissioned Cheesecake Truck Cheesecake Guy Buffalo, NY

-Commissioned Mural Backyard Hotel RL Bushwick, NYC

2015

- "Decked Out" group show. Black Bear Bar Williamsburg, NYC

- "Pop-up" group show. Ward Nasse Gallery SoHo, NYC

- "Art Factory" Live art performance & Show. The Art Factory SoHo, NYC

-  Commissioned collaboration mural w/ Mr.Prvrt. South Ave. Liquor Rochester, NY

-  Commissioned lettering/mural. Cole Seasonal Maintenance Rochester, NY

 

2014

- "Stocking Stuffers" group show. Low Brow Gallery Brooklyn, NYC

- "Extinction" group show. Bugjar Rochester, NY

- "The Lobby" Large scale mural. Bugjar Rochester, NY

- Large scale mural. Broadway Deli Brooklyn, NYC

- Commissioned window mural. The Scotch House Rochester, NY

- Commissioned large scale lettering/mural. Monroe Ave. Kabob Rochester, NY

- Commissioned large scale Mario Bros. mural. Galaxy Media Brooklyn, NYC

 

2013

- "Home Grown" group show. Bugjar Rochester, NY

- Large scale commissioned mural. Zumiez Board Shop Silverthorne, Colorado

- FIT Group showing, SUNY Global Arts Center Midtown, NYC

- Commissioned large scale lettering/mural. The Womb Oakland, CA.

- Commissioned large scale outdoor beach mural. Crossfit Gym 7 Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Islands. 

2012

- "End of the World" dual show ft. Spaceman. The Front Gallery Rochester, NY

- "Boombotix: Audiophiles" group multimedia show. Fresthetic Brooklyn, NYC

- "Skate" custom skateboard group show. Bustin Boards Williamsburg, NYC

- "First Friday"group show. Art Museum Of Rochester Rochester, NY

- Large mural project for Wynwood Walls. Art Basel Miami, Florida

- "Nyan Cat" group show. The Hole gallery L.E.S, NYC

 

2011

*Employed airbrush artist NBA Tattoo  Brooklyn, NYC

- "Mayhem" group mural project. N.4th Bar Williamsburg, NYC

- "Murderotica" Friday the 13th dual show ft. Wyatt Mills. Conartist gallery L.E.S, NYC

- "Artists Of The 3rd Rail" group show. Benrimon Contemporary Chelsea, NYC

-"42o Rooftop Party" Group show/live art. Bar13 Union sq, NYC

 

2010

*Employed at Central Park Zoo airbrush artist NYC

 - "No One Owns Graffiti" group show. 1HundredB Gallery L.E.S, NYC

- Commissioned mural. Reciprocal Skateboards East Village, NYC

- "Constructing Destruction" solo. show Society Coffee House Harlem, NYC

- "On The Cut" stencil group show. 4Walls gallery Rochester, NY

- "Anatomically Incorrect" Group show. Lucky Gallery Red Hook, Brooklyn NYC

- "Untitled" Solo show. 1HundredB gallery L.E.S, NYC

-  Cope2's "One Night Stand" Group graffiti show. Gallery 151 L.E.S, NYC

 

2009

- Custom large scale mural. Outlaw Boards Canandaigua, NY

- 6x6 group show. Rochester Contemporary Art gallery Rochester, NY

- group show. Edifice Gallery Denver, Colorado

- Absolute Vodka opening/release body painting. The MAX at Eastman Rochester, NY

- Large scale wall mural. J.Larkin Studios Rochester, NY

- MPULSE "Cupcakes&Crowns" group show. 4Walls Gallery Rochester, NY

- "Customize" live painting group show. Dubland Underground Rochester, NY

- Large commissioned custom mural. Black Castle Studios Rochester, NY

-  33rd annual Student art exhibition, Monroe Comm. College Rochester, NY

 

2008

*Employed and displayed work at The Art Store Henrietta, NY

- "You'd Better Axe Somebody" Halloween body painting. Club Pearl Rochester, NY

- Commissioned mural. X-Dreams Skate Park Rochester, NY

 

2007

- (3) Scholastic gold key awards Rochester, NY

 

2006

-Featured in "Artwalk" Rochester, NY group showing.

 

2005

- Custom mural for ESGN Video Games Webster NY

 

2006

-Maryland Institute College of Art. Fine Art/Graphic Design summer courses. Baltimore, Maryland.

-2007-2009-

-Monroe Community College. Fine Art Major. Rochester, New York.


2009

-School of Visual Arts. Fine Art Major. Manhattan, NYC.

2010

-Fashion Institute of Technology. Fine Art Major. Manhattan NYC.