Ryan Cosbert is an African American of Haitian and Guyanese descent whose multidisciplinary work approaches and focuses on her own humanistic experiences, self-expression, political issues and historical narratives. Cosbert aims to bring her viewers to see things from an internal / external perspective to explore and ignite conversations while encouraging higher consciousness. Cosbert rigorously researches the history and people of the African diaspora that she uses as inspiration for the subjects of her work. Cosbert is also interested in the consequences of subjugation and oppression along with their historical and generational impact on the Black community. Through her figurative works, Cosbert often communicates her personal experiences along with the complexity of the Black community and households. When it comes to Cosbert’s abstract paintings she creates a sense of control using the grid format to apply what she calls “tiles” which creates a geometrical balance. Cosbert’s work has been exhibited in multiple solo and group shows.