"Hands Off" and "Thursday"
Mike Callaghan’s art practice focuses on fragmentation, rearrangement and reinterpretation -- considering the intimate cycles of identity, self-preservation and mortality. The agathokakological power and changing nature of authority is the focus of recent photo projects. Mike’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including among others, Griffin Museum of Photography (Massachusetts), Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (California), Reece Museum (Tennessee), Soho Photo Gallery (New York City), Center for Photographic Art (California), Spiva Center for the Arts (Missouri), Propeller Gallery (Toronto), Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery (London), Elysium Gallery (Wales) and PhotoIreland (Dublin). Mike’s work has also appeared in a number of publications, including ZYZZYVA, Der Greif, BlackFlash, Drain and Crooked Teeth. Mike earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.