Rob Ryan was born in 1962 in Akrotiri, Cyprus. He studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art, London where he specialised in Printmaking.
Since 2002 he has been working principally within the paper cutting medium. He has collaborated with institutions from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Fortnum & Mason, UK Vogue and Paul Smith.
He has written and illustrated several books including ’This Is For You' and 'A Sky Full Of Kindness' and also the Kingdom Trilogy.
Rob’s Monograph, the first book of his collected artwork, entitled ’I Thought About It In My Head And I Felt It In My Heart But I Made It With My Hands’ was published with Rizzoli in 2018.
He has regularly exhibited in the UK and overseas, most recently at the William Morris Gallery in London. He lives and works in London UK.