Ryan Obermeyer (American, b. 1981) is an internationally acclaimed visual artist currently based in Austin. TX. He is most widely recognized for his surreal digital photographs appearing on album art and promotional materials for recording artists including Garbage, Rhye, and Grammy Award-winning musician, Imogen Heap. His work has also been commissioned for book jackets and international ad campaigns. His primary focus has recently shifted from commercial endeavors to the realization of several personal fine art photo essays and the publication of photography books.

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Behind the Artwork Headlock for Imogen Heap
Behind the Artwork Goonight & Go for Imogen Heap
Behind the Artwork iii for Milosh

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Aside from creating imagery, often I'm also involved in the design aspect of a project. This grants me the opportunity to further integrate my images within a project by selecting or creating complimentary fonts, designing logos, and exploring layout and packaging options.







Imogen Heap (Sony Records)
Rasputina (Columbia/RCA/Instinct Records)
Milosh (Warp Records)
Rhye (Innovative Leisure/Polydor Records)
Garbage (A&E, Geffen, Interscope Records)
Back Ted N-Ted (Modern Art Records)
United States Postal Service
Harper Collins Publishing
Subterranean Press
Aids Services of Austin (TX)


AWARDS: Citation in The New York Times (2000) for “Excellence in Design.” Youngest artist- 44th Annual Society of Illustrators exhibition (2002). Featured in National Geographic (DE) as a “Photoshop Expert.” (2006). Adobe Photoworkshop winner (2005). Winner of Hearst Corporation 8 X 10 International Photography Biennial (2011).

EXHIBITIONS: Aurora Gallery, TX (2006) The Irving Art Association Galleries, TX (2007) The Strychnine Gallery London, UK (2008) The Strychnine Gallery Berlin, DE (2009) Whaleless exhibition at Acquario Civico de Milan, Italy (2010) ArtErotica Exhibition of Austin, TX (2010) Museum of Modern Photography, CA (2010) The Art of Skateboarding- Dallas, TX (2010)
AMOA Arthouse Austin, TX (2011), 8 X 10 Exhibition The Hearst Tower Manhattan, NY (2011),
Annenberg Space for Photography Los Angeles, CA (2012), Art Takes Times Square Digital Screen Exhibition, NY, June 18 (2012) The Contemporary Austin, TX (2013) Romani Gallery Austin, TX (2014) The Contemporary Austin, TX (2014), The People’s Gallery of Austin TX (2015), The Contemporary Austin, TX (2015)


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