Born on 17 October in Ramsey, NJ
Lives and works in New York, NY


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


Team Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming September)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong, China, Vertical Color of Sound

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France, Body Loud
Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea, Magic Magnifier

Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Yearbook
Frieze, New York, NY, represented by Team Gallery
Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt, Running Water, What Are You Running From?
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Art 43 Basel Unlimited

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Animals
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Grids

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England, Wandering Coma
Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Somewhere Place

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

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England, Moonmilk (with catalogue)
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal

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

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

Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Project Space
agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France, Sun and Health (with catalogue)
Frieze Art Fair, London, UK (under the auspices of Team Gallery)

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

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York, New Photographs (curated by Bob Nickas, with catalogue)
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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


Art | 45 | Basel | Art Galleries – Robert Janitz, Ryan McGinley, Tabor Robak, Daniel Turner, Gert & Uwe Tobias, and Pieter Vermeersch
Frieze New York Cory – Arcangel, Robert Janitz, Suzanne McClelland, Ryan McGinley, Tabor Robak, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Daniel Turner, Pieter Vermeersch, Banks Violette, and Stanley Whitney
Paris Photo Los Angeles – Cory Arcangel, Pierre Bismuth, Alex Bag, Carina Brandes, Ryan McGinley, and Sam Samore
Art Los Angeles Contemporary – Daniel Turner, Ryan McGinley, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Pierre Bismuth, Massimo Grimaldi, Carina Brandes, and Santiago Sierra

Art Basel Miami Beach – David Ratcliff, Daniel Turner, Ryan McGinley, Suzanne McClelland, Ross Knight, Stanley Whitney, and Robert Janitz
Frieze – Cory Arcangel, Tabor Robak, and Ryan McGinley
Art | 44 | Basel | Art Galleries – Cory Arcangel, Daniel Turner, Sam Samore, Santiago Sierra, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jakob Kolding, Alex Bag, Banks Violette, Pierre Bismuth, Ryan McGinley, and Stanley Whitney
Art Brussels – Cory Arcangel, Ryan McGinley, Marc Hundley, Stanley Whitney, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Massimo Grimaldi, David Ratcliff, and Jakob Kolding
Black Cake (curated by Alex Gartenfeld) – Sam Anderson, Sterling Ruby, Tabor Robak, Lari Pittman, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Steffani Jemison, Tommy Hartung, Ryan McGinley, Massimo Grimaldi, Josephine Halvorson, Cecily Brown, Monica Bonvicini, Ed Atkins, Maria Lassnig, and David Scanavino

Art Basel Miami Beach – Art Galleries – Banks Violette, Pierre Bismuth, Muntean/Rosenblum, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Stanley Whitney, Santiago Sierra, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Sam Samore, Cory Arcangel, Ryan McGinley, Ross Knight, and Marc Hundley
Art | 43 | Basel | Art Galleries – Alex Bag, Vlassis Caniaris, Sam Samore, Slater Bradley, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Ryan McGinley
Frieze New York – Sam Samore, Ryan McGinley, Andreas Schulze, Banks Violette, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Vlassis Caniaris, Ross Knight, Cory Arcangel, and Stanley Whitney

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium, Ryan McGinley, Sam Samore, Tørbjorn Rødland

Gallery Koko, Tokyo, Japan, NEW YORK The Loudest
The Breeder, Athens, Greece, Summer Teeth
galerie du jour – agnès b., Paris, France, 3+1
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland, SWEAT (curated by Marilyn Minter and Fabienne Stephan)
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, Roundtrip: New York Now Selections from the Domus Collection
Leslie Tonkonow, New York, NY, Out of the Woods (curated by James Salomon and Leslie Tonkonow)
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, Calling Beauty (Curated by James Voorhies)

Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec, Québec, Canada, Emporte-Moi / Sweep Me Off My Feet (with catalogue)

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Who Shot Rock: Photographers of Rock and Roll (curated by Gail Buckland, with catalogue)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, KaraokeLike (curated by Thomas Seelig, with catalogue)
MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy, New York Minute (curated by Kathy Grayson, with catalogue)
Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY, The 2009 Vice Magazine Photography Exhibition New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, The Art of Caring (curated by Cynthia Goodman)

The STATION at Midtown Miami, Miami, FL, The Station (curated by Shamim Momin and Nate Lowman)
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal, Listen Darling…The World is Yours (curated by Lisa Phillips)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, DARKSIDE (curated by Thomas Seelig, with catalog)
The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, Boys of Summer (curated by Shelley Fox Aarons and Edsel Williams)
Rental, New York, NY, Fair Market (curated by Haley Mellin)
Cheim & Read, New York, NY, I Won’t Grow Up (curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Donald Baechler)
National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., Feature Photography (curated by Frank Goodyear)
PPOW, New York, NY, History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY, Now Playing: Artists Borrow Film
Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (curated by Aaron Rose)
Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain, Young at Heart (curated by Alexandre Melo and Joaquin Garcia)
LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA, People Take Pictures of Each Other (curated by Bob Nickas)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection
Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany, Sweet Bird of Youth (curated by Hedi Slimane)
Smith Stewart, New York, NY, She Was Born to Be My Unicorn (curated by Amy Kellner)
Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Other Scenes (curated by Aaron Rose, with catalogue)
Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY, Rebel Rebel: A Tribute to Karlheinz Weinberger

Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Americans 1940-2006: Masterpieces of American Photography (curated by Peter Weiermair, with catalogue)
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, Defamation of Character (curated by Neville Wakefield)
MADRE Museo d’Arte Donna Regina, Naples, Italy, PeopleP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, Into Me / Out of Me (curated by Klaus Biesenbach, with catalogue and traveling to Kunstwerke, Berlin and MACRO, Rome)
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, The Name of This Show Is Not GAY ART NOW (curated by Jack Pierson)
Silverstein Photography, New York, NY, The 6th Annual Vice Magazine Photo Issue Exhibition
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Youth of Today (curated by Matthias Ulrich, with catalogue)

galerie S.E., Oslo, Norway, with us against reality, or against us!
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, Greater New York 2005 (with catalogue)

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

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)
agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France, A NEW SCENE: WHAT ABOUT NEW YORK?
Cheim & Read, New York, amfAR Portfolio

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

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


McGinley, Ryan, “Ryan McGinley,” Artforum, September (with illustration).
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).
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

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).
Honigman, Ana Finel, “That Gaze,” UOVO, April/June, pp. 70-95 (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).


Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind, Rizzoli, 2012
You and I, Twin Palms, 2012
Life Adjustment Center, Dashwood Books, 2010
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Dashwood Books, 2010
Moonmilk by Mörel books, 2009
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



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

ICP Infinity Award: Young Photographer, International Center of Photography

Photographer of the Year, American Photo Magazine


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