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SELECTED WORKS BY Ryan McGinley

Untitled (Morrissey 20)
Ryan McGinley
Untitled (Morrissey 20)

2006

C-print

182.9 x 122 cm
Like a pied piper, Ryan McGinley leads his small tribe of exuberant, naked youth on a cross-country quest to connect with nature. Unlike Utopians, however, he has no wish to create a paradise (Everybody knows this is Nowhere is a title he gave to one body of his work): it‚Äôs already there for the taking ‚Äď for those who have eyes to see and SAT NAV technology to get there (and can bring along fireworks, fog machines and iPods, too, for ambience).
Untitled (Morrissey 15)
Ryan McGinley
Untitled (Morrissey 15)

2006

C-print

99 x 72.4 cm
Untitled (Morrissey 7)
Ryan McGinley
Untitled (Morrissey 7)

2005

C-print

119.4 x 167.6 cm
Tree #3
Ryan McGinley
Tree #3

2003

C-print

183 x 122 cm
McGinley allows his models freedom to follow their instincts. His lithe young companions leap and tumble, somersault and fall, splash in waterfalls, climb trees and gaze at the starlit vaults of heaven (well, perhaps lit by car headlamps). It is touching to all but the most cynical of observers (though the thought does nag that such carefree days are restricted to the moneyed and the mobile).
Holding Hands
Ryan McGinley
Holding Hands

2003

C-print

76.2 x 101.6 cm
Blue Breakdown
Ryan McGinley
Blue Breakdown

2009

C-print

182.9 x 274.3 cm
Jonas (Molten)
Ryan McGinley
Jonas (Molten)

2009

C-print

279.4 x 182.9 cm
A blend of ’60s hippy ideology and a Vogue fashion shoot (16 models, 4 assistants and 4,000 rolls of film), the heady adventure was tempered with an awareness of it all being only a brief moment of carefree abandon (after all, what is one summer in the span of a lifetime? An exhibition of the work, anticipating that perennial September question, was called I Know Where the Summer Goes).

Text by William A Ewing

Ryan McGinley's BIOGRAPHY

Ryan McGinley
Born in 1977, Ramsey, NJ
Lives and works in New York, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
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

2009
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England, Moonmilk (with catalogue)
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal

2008
Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA, Spring and By Summer Fall
Team Gallery, New York, NY, I Know Where The Summer Goes

2007
FOAM Fotagrafiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ryan McGinley
Team Gallery, New York, NY, Irregular Regulars

2006
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)

2005
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain, Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros
Arles, France, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie

2004
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

2003
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

2002
MC Magma, Milan, Italy
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Ryan McGinley: Photographien

2000
420 W. B'way, New York, NY, The Kids are Alright


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium, Ryan McGinley, Sam Samore, T√łrbjorn R√łdland (forthcoming February/March)

2010
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)

2009
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Who Shot Rock: Photographers of Rock and Roll (forthcoming October, curated by Gail Buckland, with catalogue)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, KaraokeLike (forthcoming October, curated by Thomas Seelig, with catalogue)
MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy, New York Minute (forthcoming September, 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)

2008
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

2007
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

2006
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)

2005
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)

2004
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

2003
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

2002
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

2001
Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, Alleged at Space 1026
Mamma Roma Ltd., New York, NY, Raw: New York, New Work