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 currently lives in Syracuse, New York, where they work as Digital Services Coordinator for Light Work, a non-profit artist-run photography organization at Syracuse University. They have curated exhibitions and held shows nationally, most notably their work in Response Response, a two person exhibition with gay rights activist Linda Kliewer (b. 1953), Queer Moments: Selections from the Light Work Collection in Syracuse, NY, and On Longing at MONACO in St. Louis, MO. Krueger was most recently included in the 2022 FotoFest Biennial, If I Had A Hammer, and featured by Art in America in the 2022 Summer Reading Issue.



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

Our Wild Zones Make Us Real by Molly M. Pearson 

Hopper Prize Shortlist 2022 

Hopper Prize Interview: Ryan Patrick Krueger

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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