Ross Lewis is an installation artist and arts educator. Lewis received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. His study of Chinese landscape painting, calligraphy and the Mandarin language in China and Taiwan over a ten year period has had a lasting influence on all of his artistic endeavors i.e. installations, painting, sculpture and teaching. As a result, this experience led him to develop a distinct visual language, bringing key aesthetic and philosophical sensibilities of the Eastern artistic traditions to his Western context.

His work in the field of public art began in 1989 with a 96-foot long mural, Parallel Motion, commissioned by the MTA's Art for Transit Program. In 1998, the mural was installed permanently at PS/IS 89 in Battery Park City. In 1993, a series of wind-activated circular painted nylon and steel fan sculptures, fanscapes, were created for Central Park's Belvedere Castle. Roto-Sphere, a 22 foot suspended kinetic steel sculpture with spinning interior rings was installed in the rotunda of the New York Hall of Science in 1996. His most recent commission is a mixed media installation, Achieve Believe Create Dream, in a forty foot atrium space at Staten Island's PS 6.

Nowhere is artist Ross Lewis' commitment to establishing a dialogue with the public more apparent than in his involvement in children's art education. He has lectured and conducted workshops on Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, The New School, Brooklyn College, China Institute and many other cultural institutions. Under the aegis of ArtsConnection, Young Audiences, Symphony Space, Studio In A School, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, the New York Chinese Cultural Center and the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum he has developed and led classroom programs in public schools in the tri-state area.