Rory Coyne is a painter using personal as well as archetypal symbolism and mythology to reveal stories about contemporary relationships. He is a young master following in the steps of painters such as Mucha and Waterhouse.

Coyne is one of the founders of Sidetracked Studio in Evanston, IL. He earned his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2007 and is an occasional lecturer at various institutions such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kennesaw State University, and others. His work can be found in exhibitions across the country with a focus in Chicago and New York City.