Trey Gallaher is a visual artist, painter, illustrator and educator who has exhibited work in group and solo shows throughout California, Arizona and New York. Trey has produced published illustrations for magazines, newspapers, ad-campaigns and comics and has developed visual content for high-tech corporations, software developers and game companies. Trey has appeared on-air as an artistic adviser for the History Channel television program Decoding the Past. Trey holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design-illustration from San Jose State University in the Bay Area and a master of fine arts degree in illustration from Syracuse University in New York. Trey is a full-time faculty member at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco and celebrates over fifteen years of collegiate teaching experience. Trey resides in San Francisco, California with his family where he maintains a painting studio and freelance practice.
Literary and poetic influences are often a source of inspiration and departure. With an eye on humanity and ear for storytelling, my work explores the connection between our conscious and subconscious mind often revealing our true and sometimes hidden nature. Through the figure I combine sensitive line-drawing, vibrant color and a solid textural ground to convey an emotional impression of my subjects and a glimpse into the soul.