Ryan McGinness was born in 1972 in Virginia. He grew up as part of the surf and skate culture in Virginia Beach and then went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he graduated as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar.
McGinness blurs the line between fine art and product, digital design and traditional painting processes, creating intricate worlds of iconographic signage. The New York Times proclaimed, “In the past decade, McGinness has become an art star, thanks to his Warholian mix of pop iconography and silk-screening.” Some have even called McGinness the Andy Warhol of the 21st century.
McGinness’s works are featured in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), the Charles Saatchi Collection, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Misumi Collection, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), among others. McGinness lives and works in New York City.