Michael Kagan (artist)

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Michael Kagan (artist)
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Born1980 (age 43–44)
Virginia Beach
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • BA
  • MFA
Alma mater
  • The George Washington University
  • New York Academy of Art

Michael Kagan is a Brooklyn-based artist.


Born in 1980 in Virginia Beach, Michael Kagan received his BA from The George Washington University and MFA from New York Academy of Art, where he also completed a postgraduate fellowship in 2005.[1]

Kagan has exhibited worldwide in group and solo exhibitions including an upcoming exhibition at Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2021)[2]; Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, FL, USA (2018)[3]; and a recent solo exhibition at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art[4], Virginia Beach, VA, USA (2019/2020).

Kagan’s work is in the private collections of the Hall Art Foundation[5], Reading, VT, USA; Maki Collection[6], Tokyo, Japan; amongst others.

Special projects include a painting commission from The Smithsonian[7][8], an apparel collaboration with Pharrell Williams[9] and the Billionaire Boys Club, and album cover artwork for The White Lies album Big TV which won an Art Vinyl award for Best Art Vinyl, 2013[10]. A recent monograph of his work was released in 2019 by ARTBOOK | DAP.


  1. "Michael Kagan". Over the Influence. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  2. "Michael Kagan". Over the Influence. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. "Michael Kagan - We Have Felt The Ground Shake". BILL BRADY MIAMI. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  4. "You are being redirected..." virginiamoca.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  5. "Michael Kagan - Collection - Hall Art Foundation". www.hallartfoundation.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  6. "Artists | MAKI". Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  7. "Contact Light". National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  8. "Michael Kagan's Space-Based Paintings Explore the Fatalistic Power of Manmade Machinery". Colossal. 2015-08-25. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  9. "Pharrell x Michael Kagan Collaborate For Billionaire Boys Club". Vibe. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  10. "Spaceman art wins record cover prize". BBC News. 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2020-09-29.

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