Ryan joined the Volland Foundation first as a volunteer, then an intern, and in August 2021, he was named Operations Director. Graduating in 2019 with degrees in Microbiology and Art History at the University of Kansas, Ryan previously held volunteer/intern roles at the Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Spencer Museum of Art at KU.
Jones assists in coordinating and installing art exhibitions in the gallery, helps in music programming, and contributes to curated exhibits at Volland. As Operations Director, Ryan researches and writes on art/artists, coordinates communications, assists with events, and works with artist residents.
He currently resides in Alma.