Since 2000, Orewiler has painted hundreds of cityscapes which have been collected and commissioned by individuals and corporations throughout the United States. His influence is the urban environment of Columbus, Ohio, where he lives, and the cities that he has traveled to around the world including Jakarta, Chicago, Paris, Florence, Berlin, Bali, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He received a B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration and is a member of the Landfillart.org, Roy G Biv, Ohio Art League, German Village Art League, AbX Collective, Oil Painters of America and the Landscape Artists International.
Ryan Orewiler, founder of the German Village Art League, has painted cityscapes, portraits, and abstractions – as well as ventured into work that blurs the lines between the three genres.......His paintings are currently featured in collections at The Elevator, the Press Grill, and the Old Mohawk Tavern, and he has also recently shown at the Marcia Evans Gallery, but now he is exploring new spaces, for a new series of works.– DS Lewis, 614 magazine Feb. 2010 Issue "Gallery Space"
".....ambitious and fresh. The artist is not afraid to use bright industrial colors. His large city scenes, often complex, form a panoramic whole while the eye travels from section to section. "
Elizabeth Ann James- writer, Short North
“From an early age, Columbus artist Ryan Orewiler has been fascinated with the images and unique characteristics of cities. He has drawn, sketched and painted hundreds of cityscapes - focusing on architecture, use of public space, streets, modes of transportation, individuals and groups of people within a city environment). He recently began a new movement in his cityscape series by changing from a traditional perspective to an aerial perspective (overhead view) of cities. This new direction also includes experimentation with color and level of abstraction to further intensify viewer engagement. The juxtaposition of his previous cityscapes with his current aerial cityscapes is thought-provoking, and demonstrates one artist's commitment to more thoroughly understand and represent subject matter for which he has a life-long passion. Though he has developed a wide body of other artworks and themes, I think the evolution and variety of Ryan's cityscapes powerfully presents artistic thinking that has developed over time.”
Jeanie Auseon - Artist/ Art Educator
Coming from a family of artists and craftsmen, at age six Orewiler created his first cityscape “I Like New York” 11"x19(drawing). His first abstract painting was of a knight on his shinning horse in front of a castle "Lancelot" 32" x 24".
above left: 1st cityscape and above right 1st abstract: age 6