American artist Ryan LaBar grew up in Great Falls Montana, where he received a degree in Biology and Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington.
He has worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the LH Project, California State University Long Beach, Caldera, including international residencies with exhibitions in China, Bali, Poland, Denmark, Korea and the Philippines.
Ryan received his MFA at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. A highlight of his career occurred in the spring of 2015, where he became the first prize award recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.
Currently Ryan LaBar maintains LABARTZ studio in Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue, Jingdezhen.