About Me

Ryan Tesluk is an Oakland and LA-based interdisciplinary artist and storyteller. In his teens, he was known for drawing detailed fictional maps of cities in his home state of California. When Tesluk graduated from college in 2018, his practice shifted to sociopolitical commentary using gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on reused surfaces. Tesluk’s work has sparked controversy and captivation with his willingness to take risks and shock viewers. Along with being mentioned by Raw Vision Magazine, he has had five solo exhibitions: “Rising Stars of LA” at the Hive Gallery (Los Angeles), "Apolitico" at FM Oakland, "American Gentricide" at FM Oakland, "Church of Madoff" at AdelinesLab (Berkeley CA), and "Mapping it Out" at Preservation Coffee (Modesto CA). Tesluk’s art has also been viewed by Pamela Anderson and
Emily Ratajkowski. You can visit him at FM Oakland during open studios on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm and every Saturday from 1-5 pm. You can also see a rotating selection of his work at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles every Wednesday-Saturday from 1-6 pm and first Saturdays from 8-11 pm.