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.



Christian Dior Fragrances - Calvin Klein Fragrances - Balenciaga - Bottega Veneta - Stella McCartney - Missoni - Levi's - Pringle of Scotland - Theory - Adidas - Puma - Nike



Gold Medal: Society of Publication Designers, Ryan McGinley for The New York Times Magazine. May 30, 2010, "M.I.A. Takes to the Streets"

Lion d’Or Prize, Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival. June 2009

Time Magazine “Innovator’s” special issue. July 2008

Guggenheim Museum, honored artist of the year Young Collectors Ball 2007

International Center of Photography, ICP Infinity award Best Young Photographer 2007

“Most Important Photographer in America”, American Photo Magazine, 2003


W Magazine - French Vogue - British Vogue - Dazed & Confused - T Magazine - New York Times - Porter - Interview - V - i.D - Vice - POP


2015 Nudes and Nature collide, Dazed;

2015 i-D;

2013 The New York Times;

2012 Heavenly Creatures, Bullet;

2010 The New York Times;

2008 10 Men;

2008 Ryan McGinley, Around Photography International ;

2008 Interviews 2 Kunsthalle Wien;

2008 Kultur Spiegel ;

2008 San Francisco Bay Guardian;

2008 The Believer ;

2008 Time Magazine;

2008 Teenage Clicks, Wallpaper;

2008 i-D;

2007 Nudie Picks, New York;

2007 A young man with an eye, New York Times;

2007 UOVO;

2006 i-D;


"Winter", Team Gallery, Los Angeles, November 2015

"Fall" Team Gallery, New York, November 2015

"Ryan McGinley Photographs 1999-2015", Kunsthal Kade, Amsterdam, 2015

« Yearbook », Team Gallery - September/October 2014

« Magic Magnifier », Daelim Museul, Seoul Korea, 2013

Tomio Koyama Gallery 2012 Tokyo, Japan, Reach Out, I’m Right Here

Tomio Koyama Gallery 2012 Tokyo, Japan, Animals

Team Gallery 2012 New York, NY, Animals

Team Gallery 2012 New York, NY, Grids

Alison Jacques Gallery 2011 London, England, Wandering Comma

Galerie Gabriel Rolt 2011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Somewhere Place

Team Gallery 2010 New York, NY

Alison Jacques Gallery 2009 London, UK

Ratio Three Gallery 2008 San Francisco

Team Gallery 2008 New York, NY

F.O.A.M Museum 2007 Amsterdam

Guggenheim Museum 2007 New York, NY

Team Gallery 2007 New York, NY

Frieze Art Fair 2006 (Forthcoming, under the auspices of Team Gallery) London, UK

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla u Leon 2005 “Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros” Leon, Spain

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie 2005 Arles, France

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 2004 “New Photographs” New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art 2002 “The Kids Are Alright” New York, NY


Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY