Ryan Reedell

Ryan Reedell is the manager of the MakerSPACE at the Newark Museum, where he seeks to create authentic, engaging, hands-on experiences that highlight the materials, tools, and techniques used to create objects of the museum’s collection. Reedell is also the producer of the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, a showcase that celebrates the creativity, spirit, and ingenuity of the maker community.
 
Prior to coming to the Newark Museum, Reedell was the director of the Bike Exchange, a not-for-profit bicycle shop that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Newark. At Bike Exchange he cultivated and trained volunteers to collect, repair, and sell donated used bicycles.
 
Reedell has represented New Jersey at the White House’s National Week of Making and helped found the Nation of Makers. He has also built a range of custom bicycles, some of which were featured inVelo: Bicycle Culture and Style, Bike Craft, Design, Innovation, and The Wall Street Journal. Reedell’s other interests include farming, food, and the playful manipulation of natural and found objects.
 
Reedell earned his BFA in Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts with a concentration in printmaking. 
 
Meet Ryan Reedell.