JAMES GALLAGHER uses collage to investigate human form and personal identity. Piecing together images cut from discarded books, forgotten issues of National Geographic, and the occasional vintage sex-manual, Gallagher creates stark and provocative scenes that reflect the world around him. Gallagher's art has been shown in galleries around the world. He has recently curated a series of exhibitions showcasing contemporary collage entitled "Cutters", and edited a related book published by Gestalten entitled Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage. Gallagher's art has been featured in magazines such as Arkitip, Juxtapoz, Elephant, Cent, NYArts, Twill and Lines & Shapes. His images have appeared in numerous books, including American Illustration, Communication Arts, and a variety of Die Gestalten Publications. The Italian independent publisher Cura.Books is set to release a limited artist book to coincide with a solo exhibition at CO2 Gallery in Rome, late 2011. In addition, the street wear company Stussy will launch a series of StussyxJamesGallagher tee shirts as well as a video profile early 2012. Gallagher earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to creating art, Gallagher is a Creative Director for a Marketing Firm and an Instructor at Parsons the New School for Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three kids.