Michael Angelo Gagliardi - August 2006

When I enter the studio to paint or sculpt it becomes a journey inward.  It is an inward journey to find a simple truth about a feeling or emotion.  I hope to create works that are simple truths.  I want the viewer to say “this work understands what I am feeling”.  I want this to happen without words or definitions.  I want it to happen deep within the viewer on a subconscious or primal level. 

Michael Angelo Gagliardi was born in New York City in 1962 to Irish and Italian Parents.  He received a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture and a M.A. in Theatrical Design from C.W. College of Long Island University in 1985.  He has, since 1989, lived in Chicago where he works as a Stagehand doing sets, lights and props for Broadway Musicals.

 

 

Michael Angelo Gagliardi was born in New York City in 1962.  He received a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture and a M.A. in Theatrical Design from C.W. College of Long Island University in 1985.  He has lived in Chicago since 1989, where he works as a stagehand doing sets, lights and props for Broadway musicals.