Ryan Whiston is an artist from New London, Connecticut who is currently on an artist residency at Hygienic Art. He studied art at Quinebaug Valley Community College and Central Connecticut State University and has shown his art in cities across southern New England. In college, he focused realism, pointillism, mural painting, and street art. During this time, he primarily used oil paint, acrylic, and spray paint. In the years following college, he began using watercolor and gouache as his primary medium exploring pop art, surrealism, expressionism and where those styles intersect.