The Americas

Ryan McGinley

Born 1977, USA

Ryan McGinley graduated in Graphic Design from the Parsons School of Design, New York. He was the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, with The Kids Are Alright (2003). Since then he has had museum exhibitions throughout the world including P.S.1, New York (2004); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in León (2005); Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna (2006); and FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2007). He lives and works in New York.

McGinley’s photographs are included in the collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and many others

McGinley has moved from being perceived as the hottest young photographer in town to being considered a serious artist with a rare gift for creating enduring colour photographs — photographs that show us the best of youth. McGinley describes his work as a journey, and his photographs form a ‘travel log’, which captures his experiences across the American landscape.

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