Ryan Patrick Krueger (b. 1992) is a lens-based artist whose work addresses themes of grief, loss, and desire through their process of collecting and appropriating vernacular photographs in order to consider the intersections of LGBTQ+ American history and photography. Krueger holds a BFA in Photography from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and was formerly Digital Services Coordinator for Light Work, a non-profit artist-run photography organization at Syracuse University. Krueger has curated exhibitions and held shows nationally, most notably their work in Documents from the Closet at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, On Longing at MONACO in St. Louis, MO, Response Response, a two person exhibition with gay rights activist Linda Kliewer (b. 1953) in Portland, OR, and Queer Moments: Selections from the Light Work Collection in Syracuse, NY. Krueger was most recently included in the 2022 FotoFest Biennial in Houston, TX and featured by Art in America, Aperture, and Sixty Inches From Center. Krueger is represented by Rivalry Projects in Buffalo, New York

All inquires to be directed to info@rivalryprojects.com & ryan.patrick.krueger@gmail.com


Documents from the Closet, Brooklyn Rail, by Joel Danilewitz 

Two Hundreds Pounds of Desire: Ryan Patrick Krueger at Monaco, Art in America, by Jessica Baran

Our Wild Zones Make Us Real, Jess T Dugan and Ryan Patrick Krueger, Sixty Inches From Center, by Molly M. Pearson 

Hopper Prize Shortlist 2022 

At a Photography Festival in Houston, History Confronts the Present, Aperture

Through an LGBTQ+ Lens, Out Smart Magazine

Queer Moments: Selections from the Light Work Collection

An Exhibition Honors The Many Experiences of Queer Photographic History: Ryan Patrick Krueger in conversation with Roula Seikaly for Queer Moments: Selections from the Light Work Collection

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