Ron Gianola was born in Detroit and currently resides in Honor, Michigan. As a teenager, he played in R&B, rock and soul bands, and attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School as a Design and Drafting student. He also attended General Motors Institute and worked as a combination Engineering/Industrial Design student. General Motors corporate life revealed his true nature to be "not a team player", and he dropped the GM program to attend the Art School of the Society of Arts & Crafts (later known as the Center For Creative Studies) in Detroit's Cultural Center, where he took courses from every department.
Ron's work has been in one-man exhibits and group shows, including numerous juried shows where he has won several awards. His work was awarded an honorable mention in the Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. His works are in collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Ron's work for a number of years was mainly landscapes. This was the result of relocating from a major urban area to a wooded rural setting on a river. Prior to that, his art revolved around the human figure. In his landscapes he tries to vary a large area of color in a subtle gradation from side to side or top to bottom. He may also layer a veil of color over another dry area or into a wet area. These colors can be sympathetic in hue or value or saturation, depending on the effect desired. Other times he uses several colors in the brush and varies the pressure just so to get unique expressive passages.
His work has evolved into the realm of the more non-representational genre.