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Born in Ramsey, NJ, 1977
Lives and works in New York, NY


B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2000

Solo Exhibitions

Mirror, Mirror, Team Gallery, New York, NY, 
MY NY, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
ParadisoRatio 3, San Francisco, CA

EarlyTeam Gallery, New York, NY
The Kids Were Alright (curated by Nora Abrams) Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Ryan McGinley: Body Loud (curated by Motoaki Hori) Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
The Four Seasons (curated by Stefano Raimondi), GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (catalogue)

Winter, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
FallTeam Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Ryan McGinley Photographs 1999 –2015 (curated by Robbert Roos)Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Masters of Photography: Ryan McGinley (curated by Dessislava Dimova), Embassy of the United States, Sofia, Bulgaria, 

Yearbook Team Gallery, New York, NY
Ryan McGinley: Vertical Color of Sound Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Daelim Museum, Seoul
YEARBOOK, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 
Running Water, What Are You Running From?, Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt, Germany

Reach Out, I’m Right Here, Tomio Koyama Gallery,  Tokyo, Japan
Animals, Tomio Koyama Gallery at Hikarie 8, Tokyo, Japan
Grids, Team Gallery, New York, NY
Animals, Team Gallery, New York, NY

Wandering Comma, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Somewhere Place, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Life Adjustment Center, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Team Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Crooked Aisles, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England 
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal 

Spring and By Summer Fall, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 
I Know Where The Summer Goes, Team Gallery, New York, NY

Ryan McGinley, FOAM Fotagrafiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Irregular Regulars, Team Gallery, New York, NY

Project Space, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sun and Health, agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France (catalogue)

Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

New Photographs, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (curated by David Sherry)
The Kids Are Alright, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Bailey Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada

MC Magma, Milan, Italy
Ryan McGinley: Photographien, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany

The Kids are Alright, 420 W. B’way, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

(con)TEXT, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH 
APPARATUS, M + B, Los Angeles, CA
Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their tresures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York, NY (forthcoming July)
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, (catalogue)
Coconut Water, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO
Magnetic North, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Une affaire de famille: La photographie dans les collections de Stéphane, Rodolphe et Sébastien Janssen, Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium
Photography, Gallery Target, Tokyo 
Photography, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York, NY

Privacy, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Photography, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
Pop Politics: Activism at 33 Revolutions, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Audience as Subject Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Pubart, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France
The Importance of Being Photographed, University of South Florida Art Museum, Tampa, FL
The Kids Are All Right, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Photographic!, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Do Your Thing, White Columns, New York, NY
Looking at Picasso, Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
The New Ages of Life, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy
Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection, de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London
Accelerating Toward Apocalypse: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv

Post 9-11, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown), MoCA: Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
Involuntary, fordProject, New York, NY
Ryan McGinley, Sam Samore, Tørbjorn Rødland, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Germany
The Trilogy Exhibition: Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow, The Ring Art Center, Miami, FL

Summer Teeth, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
3+1, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
SWEAT, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Out of the Woods, Leslie Tonkonow, New York, NY
Calling Beauty, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Emporte-Moi / Sweep Me Off My Feet, Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec, Québec, Canada (catalogue)

The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
The 2009 Vice Magazine Photography Exhibition, Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY
New York Minute, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
KaraokeLike, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (catalogue)
Who Shot Rock: Photographers of Rock and Roll, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, (catalogue)

National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., Feature Photography
Listen Darling…The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
DARKSIDE, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland,
Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY 
Fair Market, Rental, New York, NY
History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz, PPOW, New York, NY
I Won’t Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Marella Gallery, Italy
Young at Heart, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain (curated by Alexandre Melo and Garcia)
Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 
Sweet Bird of Youth, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany (curated by Hedi Slimane)
She Was Born to Be My Unicorn, Smith Stewart, New York, NY (curated by Amy Kellner)
Other Scenes, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Aaron Rose, with catalogue)
Rebel Rebel: A Tribute to Karlheinz Weinberger, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY

Americans 1940-2006: Masterpieces of American Photography, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria 
Defamation of Character, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
People, MADRE Museo d’Arte Donna Regina, Naples, Italy
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
The Name of This Show Is Not GAY ART NOW, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
The 6th Annual Vice Magazine Photo Issue Exhibition, Silverstein Photography, New York, NY
Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

with us against reality, or against us!, galerie S.E., Oslo, Norway
Greater New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (catalogue)

Color Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Cotemporanea, Milan, Italy
Summer Solstice with Sam Gordon, Ryan McGinley, and Collier Schorr, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Fresh: Youth Culture in Contemporary Photographs, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

My People Were Fair and Had Cum in their Hair (but Now They’re Content to Spray Stars from your Boughs) Team Gallery, New York, NY
A NEW SCENE: WHAT ABOUT NEW YORK?, agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France
amfAR Portfolio, Cheim & Read, New York

K48 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France
You’re just a summer love, but I’ll remember you when winter comes, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY(curated by Emily Sundblad and Hanna Liden) 
Bystander, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Alleged at Space 1026, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Raw: New York, New Work, Mamma Roma Ltd., New York, NY


Indrisek, Scott, “Nudity Today: A Survey of Contemporary Photography, Modern Painters, May, p.55.
Sack, Adrano, “Träumen Lemuren von einer Modelkarriere,” Interview Germany, March, pp. 43-44 (with illustration).
Vogel, Carol, “Inside Art: Art’s Ambient Sounds Coming Soon to Taxis,” The New York Times, January 4, p. C25 (with illustration).

Herbert, Martin, “Ryan McGinley: An Elusive State of Being – Moonmilk Revisited,” DARE, pp. 14-21 (with illustration).
Ceschel, Bruno, “A Conscious Cheerfulness: Ryan McGinley,” Hotshoe, pp. 40-51 (with illustration). 
Wilkinson, Isabel, “Ryan McGinley: ‘Whistle for the Wind,’ New Book of Photographs,” The Daily Beast, July 5 (with illustration).
Laster, Paul, “Preview Ryan McGinley’s New Career-Spanning Monograph,” Flavorpill, June 28 (with illustration). 
Jennings, Dana, “ Au Naturel: Books by Ryan McGinley, Robert Longo and More,” The New York Times, June 28.
Siwiec, Monica, “On the Bookshelf: Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind,” GQ, June 27.
Haramis, Nick, “Heavenly Creatures,” Bullett, Summer Issue, pp. 38-41 (with illustration). 
Aletti, Vince, “Ryan McGinley,” New Yorker, June 4/11, p. 26.
Lee, Nathaniel, “Ryan McGinley’s Lust for Life,” Artlog, May 23 (with illustration).
Jones, Alice, “Ryan McGinley: Pictures of youth,” The Independent, May 19, (with illustration).
Woodward, Richard B., “Humans, Creatures, Models,” The Wall Street Journal, May 18, p. A22 (with illustration).
Harper’s, June (cover illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Francisco Costa,” Interview, May, pp. 98-105, 126. 
Satran, Rory, “Double Team: Ryan McGinley Opens Tomorrow,” Opening Ceremony New News, May 1, (with illustration). 
Kellner, Amy, “A Sneak Preview of Ryan McGinley’s New Show,” The New York Times Magazine, The 6th Floor, May 1, (with illustration).
Chang, Marcus, “Ryan McGinley’s Menagerie,” The New York Times Magazine, Blog, May 1, (with illustration).
“Ryan McGinley: Wandering Comma,” ArtReview, Issue 56 January/February, p. 108.

Bryce, Adam, “Post 9-11 Group Show at OHWOW Los Angeles,” SLAMXHYPE, June 7 (with illustration).
“The Orchestrated Spontaneity of Ryan McGinley,” Aesthetica Magazine Blog, November 29. 
Herbert, Martin, “Ryan McGinley: An Elusive State of Being – Moonmilk Revisted,” Dare, November. 
“Ryan McGinley,” Guardian Guide, November 26 (with illustration). 
Epstein, Robert, “Ryan McGinley: ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky,” The Independent, November 27, p. 10 (with illustration).
Kowalinski, Michael, “Art Talks: Ryan McGinley Wandering Comma,” AnOther, November 23 (with illustration).
“Somewhere Place,” Dazed and Confused, November, p. 80 (with illustration). 
“The Parting Shot,” Wonderland Magazine, November/December. 
Bryce, Adam, “Post 9-11 Group Show at OHWOW Los Angeles,” SLAMXHYPE, June 7. 
“Showcase: Treetop Tip,” The New Yorker, October 3.
Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Be There Then,” LA Weekly, July 15.
Herr, Deborah, “Post 9-11: OHWOW’S group show reflecting the American mood of the past decade,” Cool Hunting, June 23. 

McGinley, Ryan, “Ryan McGinley,” Artforum, September (with illustration).
Helmore, Edward, “Naked in New York,” The Guardian, April 14th (with illustration)
Aletti, Vince, “Ryan McGinley,” The New Yorker, April 19th, pp 19,22 (with illustration)
Rosenberg, Karen, “Different Angles On the Portrait,” The New Yorker, April 14th
Harris, Jane, “Ryan McGinley, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” Time Out New York, April 8th
Armstrong, David, “One On One,” Nowness, March 18.
McCormick, Carlo, “A Real Nowhere Man,” Papermag, March 18 (with illustration).
Slenske, Michael, “With Nudes, Ryan McGinley Shoots for History,”, March 18 (with illustration).
Friedman, Alec, Ryan McGinley Interview,” Dossier, March 17 (with illustration).
Bollen, Christopher, “See Tilda Run,” Interview, January (with illustration).

Reardon, Ben, “Ryan McGinley,” i-D, September, (with illustration).
Gavin, Francesca, “Ryan McGinley,” Wonderland, September, pp. 132-133 (with illustration).
Turner, Christopher, “The Naked Eye,” Vogue UK, September, p. 157.
McGinley, Ryan, “Moonmilk,” Tar Magazine, Issue Two / Spring, pp. 270 – 279 (with illustrations).
McGinley, Ryan, “Ryan Inc.:  Behind the Scenes of the McGinley Machine,” Vice Magazine, March, pp. cover, 162-189 (with illustrations).
Clarke, Indigo, “Another Thing I Wanted to Tell You,” Another Magazine, January, p. 82.

Princenthal, Nancy, “Ryan McGinley,” Art in America, September, p. 163 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Instant Gratification,” Modern Painters, July/August, p. 96 (with illustration).
Kluger, Jeffrey, “Ryan McGinley,” Time, June 9, p. 57 (with illustration).
Umar, Saheer, “When Boys Talk,” He Magazine, Summer, pp. 67-71 (with illustration).
Helfand, Glen, “Starry-eyed and stripped,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 21, p. 43 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “I Know Where the Summer Goes ,” Ojode Pez, Issue 13, pp. Cover_ (with illustration).
Rosenberg, Karen, “Ryan McGinley,” The New York Times, April 25, p. E25 (with illustration).
Pearse, Emma, “Ryan McGinley,”, April 21 (with illustration).
Aletti, Vince, “Ryan McGinley,” New Yorker, April 21, p. 24.
Knofer, Ulrike, “Die Documentaire,” KulturSpiegel, April, pp. 22-7 (with illustration).
Blasberg, Derek, “Ten people you should meet,” 10 Men, Spring, pp. cover, 92-3 (with illustration).
Walleston, Aimee, “Better Looking,” He Magazine, Winter/Spring, pp. 138-141 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Breaking Through,” The New York Times Magazine, February 10, pp. cover, 52-77.
Spiotta, Dana,  “Ryan McGinley,” The Believer, February, pp. 45-56 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan,  “Lucas by Ryan,” i-D, February, pp.160-3 (with illustration).

Vogel, Carol,  “Neo-Factory,” Vogue Hommes, Fall/Winter, pp. 232-3 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “High Art,” The Advocate, August 14, pp. 52-3 (with illustration).
Pearse, Emma,  “Nudie Picks,” New York, June 18, p. 24 (with illustration).
Rosenberg, Karen, “An Afternoon in Chelsea: Rebel Rebel,” New York, May 7, p. 78.
Gefter, Philip, “A Young Man With an Eye, And Friends Up a Tree,” The New York Times, May 6, cover, pp. 22-33 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Irregular Regulars, Rodeo, March, pp. 54-7 (with illustration).
Molon, Dominic, “On the Edge,” WhiteWall, Issue 4, pp. 138-41 (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Who’s That Ass?,” Vice, Volume 14 Number 4 , cover, pp. 42, 50 (with illustration).
Aletti, Vince, “Musical Chair,” The New Yorker, January 29, p. 22 (with illustration).
Chasin, Noah, “Irregular Regulars,” Time Out New York, January 25-31, p. 59 (with illustration).
Levy, Ariel, “Warhol’s Children,” New York, January 15, pp. 20-1 (with illustration).
Bollen, Chris, “McGinley’s Morrissey,” V Magazine, January, pp. 60-1 (with illustration).
Velasco, David, “Team Player,”, January (with illustration).

Kellner, Amy, “We’ll succeed, our time has come,” i-D, October, pp. 177-83 (with illustrations).
Sansom, Amy, “Nature and Nurture,” Mixte, October/November, pp. 72-3, 271 (with illustrations).
Regan, Kai, “Studio Visit,” Black Book, October/November (with illustration).
McGinley, Ryan, “Sun and Health,” EYEMAZING, Issue 4, pp. 162-5 (with illustrations).
Simpson, Les, “The Name of This Show Is Not: Gay Art Now” Time Out New York, July 13– 19.

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Todd the Wet Sprocket,” OC Weekly, February 10 (with illustration).
McCormick, Carlo, “Creativity Now: Ryan McGinley,” Tokion, Jan/Feb, pp.46-70 (with illustrations).
Aletti, Vince, “Do not Recycle,” Village Voice, January 24.
Valdez, Sarah, “Thrashers and Taggers: Beautiful Losers,” Art in America, January.

Blanks, Tim, “Capture the moment” The Daily Telegraph, November 6, pp. 36-9 (with illustrations).
Nelson, Karin, “Ryan McGinley: shoot what you know,” Interview, July, p. 24 (with illustration).
Honigman, Ana Finel, “24-7,” Artnet, June 21 (with illustrations).
Aletti, Vince, “Untitled (Self Portrait),” Village Voice, April 28 – May 4, p. 46 (with illustration).

Greenberg, David, “Sweet and Tender Hooligan: The Art of Being Ryan McGinley,” Fader, Sept/Oct, pp. 114-19 (with illustrations).
Pierson, Jack, “Overexposed” ISSUE, Fall, pp. 112 - 116 (with illustrations).
Crager, Jack, “Photographer of the Year: Ryan McGinley,” American Photo, July/Aug, pp. 43-51 (with illustrations).
McGinley, Ryan, “The Queer Issue Cover,” Village Voice, June 25-July 1, cover. 
Krieger, Nina, “Ryan McGinley: The Kids Are Alright,” Contemporary, Issue 53-4 (with illustration).
Koren, Leslie, “Village People” The New Record, April 6, pp. F2-3 (with illustrations).
Sholis, Brian, “Ryan McGinley,” Flash Art, March (with illustration).
Simpson, Les, “The kid is alright,” The Advocate, March 4.
Aletti, Vince, “Two Photographers Shoot, Score: Making History” Village Voice, March 5-13, pp. 46-7.
Zeaman, John, “A generation newly lost” The New Record, February 28, pp. 38 (with illustrations). 
Swanson, Carl, “Liked The Show, Loved the Afterparty” The New York Times, February 23, pp. 1, 12 (with illustrations).
Cotter, Holland, “The Kids Are Alright” The New York Times, February 14, p. E45 (with illustration).
Ekman, Eve, “Post-Whitney McGinley” New York Press, February 12-18, p. 27 (with illustration).
Aletti, Vince, “The Best Photography Books of 2002” Village Voice, February 5-11, p. 55.
Schmerler, Sarah, “Takeout: Art,” TimeOut NY, Jan 30 – Feb 06, p. 2 (with illustration).

Livingstone, David, “Ryan McGinley” Shift, November, p. 30 (with illustrations).
Burton, Johanna, “Bystander” TimeOut NY, August 15-22, p. 46, (with illustration).
Aletti, Vince, “Voice Picks: Bystander” Village Voice, July 23, pp. 71.
Cotter, Holland, “Bystander” The New York Times, July 12, p. E38.

McInness, Gavin, “The Vice Guide to New York” NME, April 21, p. 26-8 (with illustration).


Interviews 2, Kunsthalle Wien, Walter Konig, 2008
Sun and Health, Galerie du Jour Agnès B., 2006
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon, 2006
Thumbsucker, Iconoclast, 2005
The Photograph As Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson, 2004
Ryan McGinley, New York, Index Books, 2002
The Kids Are Alright, New York, Self-Published, 2000


ICP Infinity Award: Young Photographer, International Center of Photography

Photographer of the Year, American Photo Magazine

Public Collections

The Ellipse Foundation, Portugal
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Progressive Collection, Mayfield Heights, OH
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY