Ellen Gallagher in her studio in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ellen Gallagher

Conceptual Art

October 4, 2013

Ellen Gallagher is an American contemporary artist, known for her minimalist paintings, collages, and films through which she examines the development of African-American stereotypes. Her work incorporates postwar-era advertisements for hairstyles, wigs, and skin products targeting African-American women.

Ellen Gallagher’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is held in the permanent collections of many major museums.