Ryan McGinley (born 1977) is an artist photographer from New York City whose works are somewhat similar to certain confessional photographers like Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
His subjects include mostly color images of friends and lovers, as well as youth more so on the 'fringes' of society (e.g., skateboarders, graffiti writers, etc.)
As of 2006, his works have been seen in many galleries and museums. At 24 he was the youngest artist to have a solo show in New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. He has also had solo shows at New York's PS1 and in Spain at the MUSAC in Leon. He is represented by Team Gallery in New York.
His apartment, at one point, had its walls covered with Polaroid pictures of everyone who had ever visited him.
In 2007 he was awarded the Young Photographer Infinity award by the International Center for Photography.
W July 2007 Photographer: Ryan McGinley Stylist: Camilla Nickerson Model: Kate Moss
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5 QUESTIONS FOR RYAN McGINLEY Provocative photographer Ryan McGinley reveals what's going on in his head right this second
In 2003, artist Ryan McGinley turned the Whitney upside down with his explicit and sexually-charged photographs. This winter, he's focused on an upcoming book and a slew of shows around the globe. Thank God he's getting plenty of fiber
1. What are you working on right now?
A new book with Twin Palms publishers and shows in London, Paris, Vienna, Japan
and New York
2. What has been inspiring you lately?
The Virgins, eating Grape Nuts with blueberries, Nip/Tuck, Dash Snow, and Dan Colen
3. Who are your heroes?
Larry David, Jack Walls, and Woody Allen
4. Describe your aesthetic.
Church's of England shoes, '70s hair, Levi's blue jeans, agnès b. suits, close shaves, and Pantene Pro V
5. What's your favorite way to keep warm this winter?
Kissing my beautiful boyfriend Richard in front of the fire at our cottage in Winnipeg
Photography Kai Regan
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York, Defamation of Character (curated by Neville Wakefield)
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York, Into Me / Out of Me (with catalogue and traveling to Kunstwerke, Berlin)
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, The Name of This Show Is Not GAY ART NOW (curated by Jack Pierson)
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Youth of Today (curated by Matthias Ulrich, with catalogue)
2005 galerie S.E., Oslo, Norway, with us against reality, or against us!
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York, Greater New York 2005 (with catalogue)
2004 Marella Arte Cotemporanea, Milan, Italy, Color Wheel Oblivion
Ratio 3, San Francisco, Summer Solstice with Sam Gordon, Ryan McGinley, and Collier Schorr
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art, Skateboarding, & Street Culture (traveling to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco)
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, Fresh: Youth Culture in Contemporary Photographs
2003 Team Gallery, New York, NY, My People Were Fair and Had Cum in their Hair (but Now They're Content to Spray Stars from your Boughs) (curated by Bob Nickas)
Galerie du Jour, Agnes b., Paris, A NEW SCENE: WHAT ABOUT NEW YORK?
Cheim & Read, New York, amfAR Portfolio (curated by Jack Pierson)
2002 John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, K48 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show
Galerie du Jour, Agnes b., Paris
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, You're just a summer love, but I'll remember you when winter comes (curated by Emily Sunblad)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, Bystander
2001 Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, Alleged at Space 1026
Mamma Roma Ltd., New York, NY, Raw: New York, New Work
ICP Infinity Award: Young Photographer
Photographer of the Year, American Photo Magazine
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sun and Health, Paris: agnes b, 2006
Ryan McGinley (exhibition catalogue), Long Island City, New York: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Ryan McGinley, New York: Index Books, 2002
The Kids Are Alright, New York: self-published, 2000