Michael Kagan (b. 1980, Virginia Beach, VA) received a BA at George Washington University in 2003, and an MFA at New York Academy of Art in 2005. Most recently, his work has been the subject of solo presentations at Harper’s, New York, NY (2021); Almine Rech, Brussels (2021); Over the Influence, Hong Kong (2021 and 2020); Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach (2019); Journal Gallery, New York (2018); and Bill Brady Gallery, Miami (2018). Kagan has participated in recent group exhibitions at Harper’s, Los Angeles and East Hampton (2021 and 2020); Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (2021); Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); and NASA Space Center, Houston (2019). Reviews of his work have appeared in BBC, Juxtapoz, and Hypebeast among other publications. A monograph, Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened accompanied the artist’s 2019 exhibition at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, which featured a forward written by collaborator and fellow Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams. Kagan lives and works in Brooklyn.