Ryan Fugate has studied art and painting at the Glassel School of art under esteemed artists Patrick Palmer, Jackie Tileston, and Terrell James. He has also trained under renowned master painter and author Phillip Rubinov Jacobson in Vienna Austria, as well as worked and trained with Houston artist John palmer at the Skopolos Foundation for the arts in Skopolos Greece. In 2010 Ryan was chosen to be part of the John Palmer Escapist Mentorship program. Ryan's work has been collected internationally and from coast to coast, not only privately, but has been collected and/or commissioned by corporations and businesses such as Chevron, The Houstonian, Body Benefits, Precision Drilling, Dianna restaurant at the Houston Hobby Center for the performing arts, and Herman Hospital. His work has been shown at exhibitions and private shows throughout Houston and in 2011 was featured at Art Chicago among some of the worlds top artists and galleries. In 2012 he was honored to be represented and shown at the LA Modern and Contemporary Art Show.
Since then Ryan Fugate has successfully built a name for himself primarily as a self supporting artist, bypassing the traditional gallery establishment through a loyal fan and collector base, prominent Houston Designers, word of mouth, as well as representation by Mecox and National Art Services. Grateful for his maintained success and the support he has received through his work, he has given back through philanthropic endeavors, creating work to raise funds for charities such as Lady bird Johnson Wildlife Center, Tree of Hope Foundation, Art on the Avenue, Sky High for kids, St Judes Hospital, Glassel school of Art scholarship fund, The center for Success and Independence, The Diana foundation, and H.A.T.C.H.,