Ruben Bryan Castillo is a visual artist and educator born in Dallas, TX and currently working in Kansas City, MO. His work investigates themes of intimacy, queerness, place, and the body using a range of media including print, drawing, sculpture/installation, and video. His most recent imagery draws from a personal archive of photographs and materials, seeing the ordinary as a site for transformative potential and feeling. Castillo’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is included in multiple public and private collections. He co-chaired the panel “Queer Ephemera, Et Cetera: Encounters in the Archive” with artist Amy Cousins at the 2020 Mid-America Print Council’s Remote Symposium, organizing a conversation about queer archives and printmaking between five artists. He received an MFA in visual art from the University of Kansas and a BFA in printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute.