Richard McGuire is an American artist whose work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan Library & Museum. His artistic output is multidisciplinary. His early years were enmeshed in the performance and street art scene, exhibiting work in museums and galleries alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring with whom he became friends. He was a founding member and bass player of the post-punk band Liquid Liquid for which he created all the graphics and videos. He has made sound sculptures, toys, children books, and animated films, and his illustrations have appeared regularly in The New Yorker. He is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Here (2014), a nonlinear story that shows one location over billions of years. In 2018, he showed a group of 60 sculptures, each named for a friend, mentor or hero, titled The Way There and Back, at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield Connecticut. He is currently working on a new book, Listen, set to be released in 2024.