RYAN LEE was established in 2013 by Mary Ryan and Jeffrey Lee. Located in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the gallery is home to a dynamic roster of international contemporary artists working in a diverse array of media. Representing both established and emerging artists, RYAN LEE is committed to showing innovative and pioneering exhibitions that represent the spectrum of contemporary art practices, and will also be a platform for many artists’ first New York exhibitions.
In April 2014, RYAN LEE announced its expansion and move to a new location at 515 West 26th Street that overlooks the High Line. Along with more space, the gallery launched RLWindow and RLProject, implemented new programming, and has continued collaborations with independent curators.
Since the conception of RYAN LEE, reviews of exhibitions and projects presented at the gallery, along with major profiles and features of gallery artists, have appeared in international publications and broadcasts, including Al Jazeera America, Art Asia Pacific, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, ArtNews, BBC, The Brooklyn Rail, Democracy Now, Domus, Harper’s, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, i-D Magazine, Il Gazzettino, Interview Magazine, Miami Herald, Tyler Green’s Modern Art Notes, New York Daily News, New York Observer, New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Oxford American, The Paris Review, Slate, T Magazine, Vice, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and Whitewall.
Major institutions and biennales have presented work by RYAN LEE gallery artists in solo and group exhibitions, including at dOCUMENTA 13, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Bienal de Habana, Akron Art Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Blanton Museum of Art at UT-Austin, Brooklyn Museum, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Cleveland Museum of Art, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Art, Kunstverein (Amsterdam), MASS MOCA, McNay Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met Breuer, Millesgården (Stockholm), Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Museo Ettore Fico (Turin), National Museum Liverpool, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, New Museum, Noguchi Museum, Palazzo Fortuny, Parrish Museum, Queens Museum of Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Secession, Smithsonian Institute, St. Louis Art Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Whitney Museum.
Mary Ryan, Partner
Jeffrey Lee, Partner
Kim Schmidt, Director of Sales
Derek Piech, Associate Director
Bridget Casey, Gallery Administrator
Daniela Ramos, Registrar
Mikhail Mishin, Preparator
Tom Stevenson, Bookkeeper