James Gallagher

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James Gallagher uses collage to investigate human form and personal identity. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and featured in multiple publications. Over the past decade he has curated numerous international collage exhibition and is the publisher, editor and creative director of the contemporary art magazine Secret Behavior which launched to much acclaim in 2013.

James Gallagher earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to creating and curating art, Gallagher is the Creative Director for the Museum of Sex in NYC and an Instructor at Parsons the New School for Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

Using found photographic imagery I investigate the human form by constructing scenes that deal with personal space, physical relationships and secret behavior. My focus turns away from personal identities, and towards the subtleties of gesture, tension, and intimacy.

— James Gallagher