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Ryan Tesluk

Biting Sociopolitical Artist Painting on Magazines and Maps.

About The Artist

Ryan Tesluk is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and storyteller. In his teens, he was known for drawing detailed fictional maps of cities in his home state of California. When Tesluk graduated from college in 2018, his practice had shifted to socio-political commentary using gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on reused surfaces. Tesluk’s work has sparked both controversy and captivation with his willingness to take risks and shock viewers. He has had three solo exhibitions: “American Gentricide” at FM Oakland, “Church of Madoff” at AdelinesLab (Berkeley CA), and Preservation Coffee (Modesto CA).

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Spark Oakland Accelerator: Winter 2020 Cohort

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