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 is currently pursuing a MFA in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have exhibited nationally including solo presentations at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Rivalry Projects, Buffalo, NY, and MONACO, St. Louis, among others and was also included in the 2022 Fotofest Biennial in Houston, TX. Krueger is a recipient of the 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund by Aperture and Google. The work has been featured in national publications including Art in America, Brooklyn Rail,  Out Smart Magazine, Sixty Inches From Center, and Glasstire Magazine, to name a few.  Krueger lives and works in Chicago, IL and is represented by Rivalry Projects in Buffalo, New York

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


Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund

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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