Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley lives and works in New York.

New Jersey native Ryan McGinley began documenting his friends and Lower East Side subculture in New York City when he was a teenager. The fine art community took notice of his work when he printed a fifty-page, inkjet book entitled The Kids Are Alright in 1999. His large-format color photographs soon graced the walls of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was the youngest person ever, at the age of 25, to be given a solo exhibition.

McGinley’s work has since appeared in prestigious publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Vogue and W, allowing him to broaden his subject-matter to include Olympic athletes, artists, actors and other visionaries, not to mention super models. A subsequent exhibition at P.S.1/MoMA established him as one of America’s preeminent young photographers. His newest photographs, shot in both natural and studio settings focus on subjects interacting spontaneously in joyous rebellion, and are a testament to his ever-evolving aesthetic and maturity as an artist. His artwork is represented by Team Gallery, New York, Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco and Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

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