American artist Ellen Gallagher attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Skowhegan School of Art, Maine. Her work explores race and racial stereotyping, as evinced through the language and imagery employed in printed material such as 19th century minstrel playbooks. Gallagher received the American Academy Award in Art in 2000. She has exhibited extensively in the last decade, including the 2003 Venice Biennale. Her work is represented in public collections worldwide. Gallagher lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and New York City.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.