Ryan McGinley

Born 17 October 1977 in Ramsey, NJ Lives and works in New York, NY




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


Solo Exhibitions:


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


MC Magma, Milan

Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Ryan McGinley: Photographien


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 (organised in cooperation with Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York, NY)

Bailey Fine Arts, Toronto


P.S. 1 Contemporary  Art Center/The  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, New Photographs

(curated by Bob Nickas, with catalogue)

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo  de Castilla y León, León, Spain, Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros

Arles, France, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie


Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Project Space

agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, Sun and Health (with catalogue)

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


FOAM Fotagrafiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Ryan McGinley

Team Gallery, New York, NY, Irregular Regulars

Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York, NY, The Kids Are Alright & Other Images


Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Spring and By Summer Fall

Team Gallery, New York, NY, I Know Where The Summer Goes


Alison Jacques Gallery, London, Moonmilk (with catalogue)


Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Life Adjustment Center (with catalogue)

Team Gallery, New York, NY, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (with catalogue)

The Breeder, Athens, Crooked Aisles


Alison Jacques Gallery, London, Wandering Comma

Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Somewhere Place


Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Reach Out, I’m Right Here Tomio Koyama Gallery at Hikarie 8, Tokyo, Japan, Animals Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, NY, Animals Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street, New York, NY, Grids 


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, Body Loud

Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Yearbook

Frieze Art Fair, New York, NY (under the auspices of Team Gallery)

Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt, Running Water, What Are You Running From?


Daelim Museum, Seoul, Magic Magnifier: Photographs 1998 to 2013 (with catalogue) 


Team Gallery, New York, NY, Yearbook

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong, Vertical Color of Sound


Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA, Winter (with catalogue)

Team Gallery, New York, NY, Fall (with catalogue)

Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands,  Ryan McGinley Photographs 1999 – 2015 (curated by Robbert Roos)

Embassy of the United States, Sofia, Bulgaria, Masters of Photography: Ryan McGinley (curated by Dessislava Dimova)


Tokyo  Opera  City Art Gallery,  Tokyo, Ryan McGinley:  Body Loud (curated  by Motoaki  Hori, with catalogue)

GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna  e Contemporanea,  Bergamo, Italy, The Four Seasons (curated by Stefano Raimondi, with catalogue)


Team Gallery, New York, NY, Early

Museum of Contemporary  Art, Denver, CO, The Kids Were Alright (curated by Nora Abrams, with catalogue)

Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 


Selected Group Exhibitions:


Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, Alleged at Space 1026

Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, London, UK, Raw: New York, New Work, at Momma Roma Warehouse Space


Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York, NY, Fresh: New Work – Ryan McGinley, Carlos Motta, Roberto De Luna, & Anthony Fuller

John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, K48 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show

agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, 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


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, A NEW SCENE: WHAT ABOUT NEW YORK? Cheim & Read, New York, NY, amfAR Portfolio


Marella Arte Cotemporanea,  Milan, Color Wheel Oblivion

Ratio3, San Francisco, CA, Summer Solstice with Sam Gordon, Ryan McGinley, and Collier Schorr

Contemporary  Arts Center, Cincinnati,  OH, Beautiful Losers: Contemporary  Art, Skateboarding,  & Street Culture (traveling to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco)

The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Fresh: Youth Culture in Contemporary Photographs


galerie S.E., Oslo, with us against reality, or against us!

P.S.1 Contemporary  Art Center, New York, NY, Greater New York 2005 (with catalogue)


Kunsthalle  Vienna, Vienna, Americans 1940-2006:  Masterpieces  of American Photography  (curated by Peter Weiermair, with catalogue)

P.S.1  Contemporary Art  Center,  New  York,  NY,  Defamation  of  Character  (curated  by  Neville Wakefield)

MADRE Museo d’Arte Donna Regina, Naples, People

P.S.1 Contemporary  Art Center, New York, NY, Into Me / Out of Me (curated by Klaus Biesenbach, with catalog and travelled 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, Youth of Today (curated by Matthias Ulrich, with catalogue)


Marella  Gallery,  Milan,  Something  Old,  Something  New,  Something  Borrowed,  Something  Blue (curated by Aaron Rose)

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY, Now Playing: Artists Borrow Film

Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, 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, 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



The STATION  at Midtown  Miami,  Miami,  FL, The Station  (curated  by Shamim  Momin  and Nate


National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., Feature Photography (curated by Frank Goodyear) Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal, Listen Darling…The World is Yours (curated by Lisa Phillips) Fotomuseum  Winterthur,  Winterthur,  Switzerland,  DARKSIDE  (curated  by  Thomas  Seelig,  with catalogue)

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)

PPOW, New York, NY, History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz

Cheim  &  Read,  New  York,  NY,  I Won’t  Grow  Up  (curated  by  Beth  Rudin  DeWoody  and  Donald Baechler)


Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, 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, 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)


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


The Breeder, Athens, Summer Teeth

galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, 3+1

Patricia Low Contemporary,  Gstaad, Switzerland,  SWEAT (curated by Marilyn Minter and Fabienne Stephan)

Ullens Center for Contemporary  Art, Beijing, 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)

Gallery Koko, Tokyo, NEW YORK The Loudest


OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Post 9-11

MoCA: Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, George Herms: Xenophilia  (Love of the Unknown) (curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Neville Wakefield)

Ellipse  Foundation,  Cascais,  Portugal,  The Last First Decade  (curated  by Alexander  Melo and Ivo André Braz)

fordProject, New York, NY, Involuntary (curated by Neville Wakefield)

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

The Ring Art Center, Miami, FL, The Trilogy Exhibition: Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow

New Jersey Museum  of Contemporary  Art, Asbury Park, NJ, It’s All American (curated by Haley

Mellin and Alex Gartenfeld)


Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Photography (curated by Ken Miller)

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Pop Politics: Activism at 33 Revolutions  (curated by

Ivan Lopez Munuera)

Art | 43 | Basel | Unlimited, Basel, CH, You and My Friends 1

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Audience as Subject Part 2: Extra Large (curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, with catalogue)

Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, Pubart (curated by Valerie Hersleven and Sophie Scheidecker)

University  of  South  Florida  Art  Museum,  Tampa,  FL,  The  Importance  of  Being  Photographed (curated by Jane Simon)

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, The Kids Are All Right

Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea, Photographic!

White Columns, New York, NY, Do Your Thing (curated by Thomas Bullock and Eric Duncan)

Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, Looking at Picasso

Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy, The New Ages of Life

M.H. de Young Memorial  Museum, San Francisco, CA, Real to Real: Photographs  from the Traina


Saatchi Gallery, London, Out of Focus: Photography

Givon  Art  Forum,  Tel Aviv,  Accelerating  Toward  Apocalypse:  Works  from  the  Doron  Sebbag  Art Collection, ORS Ltd. (curated by Tal Yahas travelled to Daimler Contemporary, Berlin)


Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Privacy (curated by Martina Weinhart)

John  Michael  Kohler  Arts  Center,  Sheboygan,  WI, TheKids  Are All Right:  An Exhibition about Family and   Photography (curated by  Alison Ferris,   with catalogue,   and   travelledto Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC)


Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH, (con)TEXT (curated by Tim Donovan)

M+B, Los Angeles, CA, APPARATUS (curated by Tim Barber)

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures

David Zwirner, New York, NY, Folk Devil (curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal)

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY, Alchemical (curated by Kevin Moore)

Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium, In alle staten: De mens in de hedendaagsekunstcollectie  van de Fondation Francès

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (with catalogue)

White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO, Coconut Water

Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Magnetic North

Musée de la Photographie  à Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium, Une affaire de famille: La photographie dans les collections de Stéphane, Rodolphe et Sébastien Janssen

Gallery Target, Tokyo, Photography(curated by Ken Miller, travelled to Aperture Gallery, New York, NY)

Team Gallery, New York, NY, Black Cake (curated by Alex Gartenfeld)


Museum Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Marseillaise(s) (curated by Els Barents)

North  Carolina  Museum  of  Art,  Raleigh,  NC,  Private  Eye:  Allen  G.  Thomas  Jr.  Photography Collection

Brandts  Museet  for Fotokunst,  Odense,  Denmark,  Tattoo  (curated  by Liberty  Paterson  and Jon Nordstøm, with catalogue)

National Arts Club, New York, NY, It’s an Invasion (curated by Kelsey Bennet, Joshua Hubbard and

Lele Saveri)

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic, Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited (curated by Michal Nanoru, with catalogue)


The  Solomon  R.  Guggenheim Museum,  New  York,  NY,  Storylines:  Contemporary   Art  at  the Guggenheim

Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Degrees of Freedom (organized by Fondazione

Golinelli, curated by Cristiana Perrella & Giovanni Carrada)

Art | 46 | Basel | Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland, YEARBOOK

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Framing Desire: Photography and Video

Mode Museum, Paris, France, Dries van Noten: Inspirations


Artspace, Sydney, Australia, The Public Body .01 (curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor)

The  Whitney  Museum  of  American  Art,  New  York,  NY,  Human  Interest:  Portraits  from  the

Whitney’s Collection

Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM,  Tokyo,  Japan,  Taguchi  Art  Collection  –  CORRELATION  DIAGRAM  OF HAPPINESS

The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, On the Origin of Art

National Portrait Gallery, London, Vogue 100 (organized by Patrick Kinmouth and Robin Muir)


Detroit  Institute  of Arts, Detroit,  MI, The Open Road: Photography  and the American  Road Trip (Curated  by  David  Campany  and  Denise  Wolff,  with  catalog,  travelling  toCrystal  Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville,  AZ; Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia)


Skulptur Odense 17, Odense, Denmark, Becoming Human

Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea, Youth

Isetan  Museum,  Kyoto,  Japan,  amour,  amours…dans  ma  collection  dephotographiés:  selections from the collection of agnès b

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy, Give Me Yesterday (curated by Francesco Zanot)


Selected Bibliography:



Ross, Toni, “The Public Body .01,” Artforum, January, p. 241.

Barry, Timothy Francis, “Ryan McGinley Early,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 1.

Licursi, E.P. “Ryan McGinley’s Exuberant Downtown, 1999-2003” The New Yorker (online), March 3.

Indrisek, Scott, “A Brief History of Polaroids in Art, From Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol (And Beyond),”

Artsy, July 13.



Mills, Mike, “Ryan McGinley,” Interview, December 1.

Harris, Gareth, “Prada Foundation moves into photography with new gallery in Milan’s oldest shopping arcade,” The Art Newspaper, November 21.


Ghorashi, Hanna, “’I’m Always Trying to Create the Illusion of Chaos’: Ryan McGinley on his ‘Winter’

and ‘Fall’ Shows at Team Gallery,” ArtNews, December 8.

Alfageme, Lledó and Antonella Sonza, “Evolution, Ryan McGinley: Winter & Fall exhibitions,” Lamono, November.

Wagoner, Mackenzie, “Ryan McGinley on How to Look Good Naked,” Vogue, November 6.

Fox, T.S., “Ryan  McGinley  to Showcase  ‘Fall’ & ‘Winter’  Exhibitions  @ Team  Gallery,”  Hypebeast, November 6.

Neilson, Laura, “Ryan McGinley’s Upstate New York,” T Magazine, November 4.

Farago, Jason, “Ryan McGinley’s Ecstatic Body Art,” The New Yorker, November 3.

Bryan,   Meredith,   “Photographer Ryan   McGinley’s New  Direction,”   The Wall Street Journal, November 2.

Stoppard, Lou, “Double Visionaries,” Financial Times, October 29.

Pires, Kevin, “Photographer  Ryan McGinley  on Nudity, Getting Older, and His New Book, Way Far,”

Details, October.

Rosen, Steven, “A Show-Stopping New Photo at the Cincinnati Art Museum,” City Beat, July 1. Abrams, Amah-Rose, “Major Ryan McGinley Exhibition Opens in the Netherlands,”  Artnet news, May 19.


Teeman, Tim, “Young, Hot, and Nude: Ryan McGinley’s Body Count,” The Daily Beast, October 6. Johnson, Ken, “Ryan McGinley, Yearbook,” The New York Times, October 3, p. C23.

Laster, Paul “Ryan McGinley, Yearbook,” Time Out New York, September 30, p. 36.

Gregory, Alice “Ryan McGinley: Naked and Famous,” GQ, May



Mercier, Clémentine, “Ryan McGinley, ados adorés,” Libération, December 23, pp. 22-23. Freeman, Nate, “The Art World’s Pied Piper,” The New York Times, November 21, p. E1.

Helfand,   Glen,   “Ryan McGinley:    Yearbook,”    Photograph,    November/December p.60 (with illustration).

Bem, Merel, “Bliksemblik op het leven,” Kunstbeeld, September 2013, pp.34-43

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,”  TheDaily

Beast, July 5 (with illustration).

Laster, Paul, “Preview Ryan McGinley’sNew Career-Spanning  Monograph,”  Flavorpill,  June 28 (with illustration).

Jennings,  Dana, “ Au Naturel:  Booksby 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


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).

Aletti, Vince, “Ryan McGinley,” The New Yorker, April 19, p. 19, 22 (with illustration). Helmore, Edward, “Naked in New York,” The Guardian, April 14 (with illustration).

Rosenberg,   Karen,  “Different  Angles  On  the  Portrait,”  The  New  York  Times,  April  14  (with illustration).

Rosenberg, Karen, “Different Angles On the Portrait,” The New Yorker, April 14.

Harris, Jane, “Ryan McGinley, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” Time Out New York, April 8. 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,”  Artinfo.com,  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 illustration).

McGinley, Ryan, “Ryan Inc.:  Behind the Scenes of the McGinley Machine,” Vice Magazine,    March, pp. cover, 162-189 (with illustration).

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, pp. 43 (with illustration).

McGinley, Ryan, “I Know Where the Summer Goes ,” Ojode Pez, Issue 13, Cover (with illustration). Rosenberg, Karen, “Ryan McGinley,” The New York Times, April 25, p. E25 (with illustration). Pearse, Emma, “Ryan McGinley,” Artreview.com,  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-


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, p. 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,” Artforum.com,  January (with illustration).



Kellner, Amy, “We’ll succeed, our time has come,” i-D, October, pp. 177-83 (with illustration). Sansom, Amy, “Nature and Nurture,” Mixte, October/November,  pp. 72-3, 271 (with illustration). Regan, Kai, “Studio Visit,” Black Book, October/November  (with illustration).

McGinley, Ryan, “Sun and Health,” EYEMAZING, Issue 4, pp. 162-5 (with illustration).

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 illustration). 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 illustration). 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 illustration).

Pierson, Jack, “Overexposed” ISSUE, Fall, pp. 112 - 116 (with illustration).

Crager,  Jack,  “Photographer  of theYear:  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  pp.  53-4  (with illustration).

Koren, Leslie, “Village People” The New Record, April 6, pp. F2-3 (with illustration). 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, p. 38 (with illustration). Swanson, Carl, “Liked The Show, Loved the Afterparty” The New York Times, February 23, p. 1, 12

(with illustration).

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 illustration). Burton, Johanna, “Bystander” TimeOut NY, August 15-22, p. 46, (with illustration). Aletti, Vince, “Voice Picks: Bystander” Village Voice, July 23, p. 71.

Cotter, Holland, “Bystander” The New York Times, July 12, p. E38.



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




The Kids Were Alright, Rizzoli, 2017

Way Far, Rizzoli, 2015

Fall/Winter, Team (Gallery, Inc.), 2015

Whistle for the Wind, Rizzoli, 2012

You and I, Twin Palms Publishers, 2012

Life Adjustment Center, Dashwood Books, 2010

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Dashwood Books, 2010

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 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH The Ellipse Foundation, Portugal Fondation Francés, Senlis, France

Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea  di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ICA Miami, Miami, FL

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo  de Castilla y León, León, Spain

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

The Progressive Collection, Mayfield Heights, OH

Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY