21c is excited to welcome acclaimed artist Ryan McGinness for a free artist lecture, presented in conjunction with Land of Tomorrow Gallery, on FRI 05.18.2012.
About the artist
New York—based artist Ryan McGinness grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, and studied at Carnegie Mellon University as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. While a student, he worked as a curatorial assistant at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. McGinness creates paintings, sculpture, and environments marked by his distinctive use of the visual language of public signage, commercial logos, and contemporary iconography. Interested in the perceived value of forms, McGinness employs the power of the anonymous aesthetic in order to communicate personal expressions. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; The Misumi Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Amore Pacific Museum, Seoul, Korea; and The Charles Saatchi Collection, London.