Ryan McGinness (American, born 1972)

Trained as a graphic artist, Ryan McGinness transfers and subverts the images and techniques of commercial illustration—logos and symbols, silkscreening, hard edges, and vibrant colors—into his boldly graphic yet graceful works. “My paintings are composed of many units of meaning…individual drawings come together to create non-linear narrative mindscapes—random access memories.” Ryan has translated these same concerns across a range of mediums, creating sculptures, projections, and immersive installations of fluorescent light.

He was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, studied art at Carnegie Mellon University, and is based in New York City.