Artist

Ryan Bentzinger

Iowa City

HAWKEYE MOMENT

Iowa vs. Indiana 10/31/2009 Halloween Day: This was the day I thought Iowa would drop from the undefeated status. But no, Iowa comes from way behind 7-24 and keeps the streak going with a Tyler Sash interception to the house that started a dominating 4th quarter to win the game 42-24. A game for the ages! Go Hawks! – Joe Karasek

about the artist

Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Ryan graduated with a BA in Studio Art with Honors in Education from the University of Iowa in 2011. Ryan has been an artist’s assistant and personal secretary for Chunghi Choo, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Iowa since 2009. He has been the Art Teacher at Willowwind School since 2012. Ryan was also invited to be the volunteer Lead Artist of the Paint The Town project, ‘Benchmarks.’ Ryan has exhibited his artwork regionally and has had a drawing acquired for the permanent collection of the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile.

BEHIND THE DESIGN

For the last two years, my artwork has been inspired by the technological advances in society. I like to exaggerate our tech-obesession by saying we are turning ourselves into robots. When I saw the Herky 2 template, I instantly was inspired to use its form to make a Herky of the future! Herk3P0?! – Ryan Bentzinger

location

Century Link (Iowa City)

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