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.