This portfolio can be grouped into two categories: One reflects the grandeur of rare century old architecture, and the other represents the energetic ubiquitous presence of throughways in cities. They are both vigorously executed to show a dramatic and contrasting use of light and shadows. I portray architecture because of its awe-inspiring qualities. I most often depict my urbanscapes as being devoid of humans. It creates a tone that is both peaceful yet a little unsettling. This paradox is often the underlying tension found in cities; how often have you felt completely alone in a city full of people? The juxtaposition of the buildings themselves, which are a clear sign of the presence of Mankind and the physical disappearance of its residents is something I find interesting. I like when these opposing elements clash and interact to evoke in the viewer a sense of quiet peacefulness with a touch of foreboding.
James Haggerty, an award winning mosaic artist, painter, printmaker from NYC has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad. He was a finalist with Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition 2012, and received awards with Audubon Artists Inc., the Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League and the Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery. Haggerty has a selected design in Cow Parade New York 2000. He has received international recognition in periodicals including Life Magazine, CNET, New York Post, New York Newsday, United Kingdom’s Daily Express and Metro, The Guardian and The Source; artists periodicals Juxtapoz, My Modern Met and Designtaxi.
With a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College and additional instruction from the Art Students League of NY and the School of Visual Arts, Haggerty’s diverse training lends an unmistakable distinctive character to his work. No matter the subject or medium; century old interiors, contemporary architecture, or mosaics created from staples, Haggerty creates a sense of drama, power and mystery.
His work hangs in private and public collections, most prominently the permanent collections of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery of St. John’s University. He is a member of esteemed Society of American Graphic Artists and the Los Angeles Printmakers. His work is represented by the Old Print Shop in New York City.
JAMES HAGGERTY PAINTINGS
No matter the subject, century old or contemporary architecture, James Haggerty’s paintings create a sense of drama, power and mystery. To preview Haggerty’s Paintings Gallery please Click Here.
JAMES HAGGERTY PRINTS
Many pieces of Haggerty’s work are now available for purchase. These prints are gallery-quality, and each comes signed by James Haggerty. To preview Haggerty’s Print Gallery please Click Here.