Isaiah Ratterman is an award winning artist and received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado, where his life is immersed in art, both in his studio practice and teaching fine arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Red Rocks. He has shown across the United States as well as internationally. Zaya, as he signs his work, is a shorthand moniker of his name, Isaiah, given to him by his family.
"My work is a reflection of experiences I hold close and acts as a means for deciphering them. This inspiration could be derived from immersive journeys in the landscape, or hidden moments that reveal themselves in unexpected ways. There is an intangible truth to be found in our everyday existence, and through my work, I hope to touch upon it."