Ryan Patrick Griffin ( b. 1984 Chicago, IL) is a visual artist based out of Los Angeles, CA.  Griffin uses projected light as a vehicle to activate the environment in a poetic, performative and public way.  The artist's practice incorporates drawing, painting, photography, animation and video, while extending these traditions through contemporary digital media tools to share unique experiences and stories. Griffin graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works have been performed and exhibited across the nation as well as internationally. The artist organizes monthly happenings, Projected Visions, using projected light to radically repurpose public space.