365 New Orleans: Ryn Wilson

New Orleans


365 New Orleans is focused on local artists and businesses. Every single day, for one year, a new person or place will be highlighted. Follow along on Instagram: @365NewOrleans 


Ryn Wilson, a Wisconsin native, now calls New Orleans home. She is a full-time seamstress who is a creative and visual thinker. Art is just a part of who she is and she can’t *not* do it. Ryn is constantly thinking of new ways to keep it going.

Making art is not her full-time, it’s her passion. The way Ryn gushes over making visual art, it’s hard not to get excited alongside her.


1. What kind of art do you make? 

I started with photography and then incorporated video. I also incorporate my other art skills, like sewing. The basis is photo & video with other elements mixed into it.


2. How long have you been making art? 

Since high school, so about 20 years now. I moved into the professional side of making art after undergrad, so that was about 12 years ago.


3. How do people find you online? 

My website and Instagram @ryn_wilson


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

That I do like costume designing and sewing. I used to keep things separate and more recently I have added costuming and sewing into my art.


5. What’s your favorite aspect or project you’ve worked on?

I love collaborating with other artists. I just did an interactive performance with costumes, video, song, sound – just all these elements combined. We were playing the roles of oracles. This was with 3 other artists at The Front. We had a great turnout and there was so much energy. We pushed boundaries. I sang in public for the first time and I would have never done that. I wouldn’t even do karaoke before!

I feel like you can get more things done when you’re collaborating.


Make sure to see Ryn’s full installation at The Front, located at 4100 St. Claude, until October 7th, 2018. 


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