Medium: Mixed Media
Booth #: LN9
Artist bio: Ryan Koning is an artist and art educator working and living in Des Moines, Iowa. As a 2018 Emerging Iowa Artist Best of Show winner, this will be her first year as a professional artist at the Des Moines Art Festival! Koning's work largely focuses on themes of memory, sentimentality, and nostalgia. Combining traditional still life oil painting with media such as printmaking, embroidery, applique, and collage, it is difficult to categorize her work in a single artistic medium. As a 2019 graduate of Luther College where she studied studio art and education, Ryan is currently making artwork and searching for teaching positions in Iowa public schools.