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Ellen Gallagher
Born 1965 (1965)
Died Providence, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Education Oberlin College, Studio 70, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Known for Mixed Media
Movement Contemporary art

Ellen Gallagher, born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1965, is a New York and Rotterdam, based artist.[1]


Gallagher studied at Oberlin College in Ohio (1982-84), Studio 70 in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky (1989), the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1992) and the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine (1993).[2]


Her works deal with themes of race and identity through the use of pictographs, symbols, codes and repetitions, often appropriating archival materials collected from popular mid-century African-American magazines.[3][4] Her mediums include painting, works on paper, film and video.

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Ellen Gallagher first garnered international attention at the Whitney Biennial in 1995.[5] She has gone on to have solo exhibitions at numerous galleries and institutions including:[6]

group exhibitions have included[7] :

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA "Print/Out" (2011)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA "Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art" (2011)
  • Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands "Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design" (2011)
  • Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA "Cleijne + Gallagher, Curry, Höller, Huyghe, Kusama, Warhol, Wright" (2011)
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France "elles@centrepompidou" (2010)
  • Centro Galego de arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, "Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic" (2010)
  • Les Mutantes/ I Mutanti, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy, "Disquieted: Contemporary Voices from out of the Shadows" (2010)
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, "Artist Rooms" (2009)
  • Tate Modern, London, UK "Passages from London" (2007)
  • Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland, "Black Alphabet – ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art" (2006)
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA "Heart of Darkness" (2006)
  • SITE Sante Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA "Fifth International Biennial" (2004)
  • Venice Biennale, Italy "50th International Art Exhibition" (2003)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA "New Acquisitions" (2000)
  • P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, USA "Greater New York: New Art in New York Now" (2000)
  • Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA "Negotiating Small Truths"(1999)
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, "Projects" (1997)

Awards and fellowships[edit]

  • American Academy Award in Art (2000)
  • Joan Mitchell Fellowship (1997)
  • MacDowell Colony, NH (1996)
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellow (1995)
  • Traveling Scholar Award, School of MFA, Boston, MA (1993
  • Ann Gund Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME (1993)

Further reading[edit]

  • Butler, Cornelia, Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010.
  • Barson, Tanya, Gorschlüter, Peter (eds.), Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, London: Tate Publishing, 2010.
  • Ellen Gallagher. Coral Cities, London: Tate Publishing, 2007.
  • Gallagher, Ellen, Cleijne, Edgar, Murmur. Water Ecstatic, Kabuki, Blizzard of White, Super Boo, Monster, in: Heart of Darkness, *New York NY: Walker Art Centre, 2006. pp. 81-104, ill.
  • Riemschneider, Burkhard & Uta Grosenick. Art Now. Cologne: Taschen, 2002.
  • De Zegher, Catherine, Jeff Fleming & Robin D.G. Kelley. Preserve. New York: D.A.P., 2002.
  • Grosenick, Uta. Women Artists. Cologne: Taschen, 2001. pp. 144-149.
  • Coleman, Beth. Ellen Gallagher: Blubber. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2001.
  • Kertess, Klaus, John Ashbery, Gerald M. Edelman et al. 1995 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry N. Abrams, 1995.


  1. ^ "Ellen Gallagher". Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ellen Gallagher". Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Saltz, Jerry. "In Black and White". Village Voice. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ellen Gallagher". Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Enwezor, Okwui. "Ellen Gallagher". Frieze. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ellen Gallagher". Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ellen Gallagher". Retrieved 13 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Category:1965 births Category:Living people Category:American artists