Ryan Hoover is an artist who employs a range of digital, biological, and traditional artistic media to explore technology and its history, critically reflecting upon the manner in which it structures our society and shapes us as individuals. He holds a dual degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Philosophy and Fine Art (Sculpture) and an MFA from the Mount Royal School of Interdisciplinary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He exhibits throughout the US in galleries and international art fairs, and abroad in contemporary art centers and museums. Prior to joining the Interdisciplinary Sculpture department as a full time faculty member, Hoover served as the Director of Fabrication Studios at MICA and taught in the I.S. and Environmental Design departments. He has lead the development of MICA's Digital Fabrication Studio which will be the continued focus of his teaching and research at the college.