Ryan Neil

Ryan Neil is a bonsai artist, carefully crafting miniaturized but accurate representations of nature in the form of a tree. To perfect his art, Neil undertook a six-year-long grueling apprenticeship with one of Japan’s best-known bonsai masters. Neil’s work pushes the limits of design using modern techniques while maintaining a strong connection to the traditions of the art form. In 2010, he founded Bonsai Mirai, a studio, garden and creative ecosystem outside of Portland Oregon, dedicated to sharing the art form through science-based education.