Riley was born in Colorado and has lived there ever since. While his father was a musician, he decided that pursuing visual arts was the correct path. His art is "macabre" as his mother puts it. The vast majority of Riley's art is created with pen and ink, while sometimes utilizing markers and digital coloring. He enjoys creating new characters and creatures. Riley loves shock value in his work. Though sometimes the art is grotesque, there is always something mildly humorous in plain sight. Riley's work strives to put a confused smile on your face.