Adam McGalliard

Adam M.

Savannah, GA

About Adam M.

Adam teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2000
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

I am contemporary realist painter living in Savannah, Georgia. I received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan. For four years I worked as a painter and sculptor for world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. I have taught painting as an Adjunct Painting Professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and South Piedmont Community College. I have also worked as a Post Graduate Teaching Assistant at the New York Academy of Art.

Photos and Videos

Acrylic Painting - Armstrong House

Experience

Visual Art Adjunct Professor

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015
South Piedmont Community College

Teaching Artist

Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
Arts and Science Council

Painting Instructor

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
Cornelius Art Center

Teaching Artist

Nov 2013 - Oct 2014
Harvey B. Gantt Center

Painting Instructor

Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
Davidson Parks and Recreation

Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Nov 2011 - May 2012
New York Academy of Art

Adjunct Painting Professor

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Brooklyn College

Adjunct Painting Professor

Jun 2006 - Aug 2008
City University of New York in the Heights

Faculty Member

Aug 2000 - Jun 2002
Sawtooth Center for Visual Art

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Painting

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
New York Academy of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting

May 1996 - Aug 2000
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Fine Arts in Painting

Sep 2003
New York Academy of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

May 2000
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Awards

Residency Fellowship

Jan 2014
Cube NoDa

Artist in Residence

Apr 2012
One-Sided Story, Leipzig, Germany

Ist Prize

Jun 2010
Pelham Art Center, “Birthday”

2nd Prize

Jul 2004
National Underground Railroad Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University

Scholarship for Study

Sep 2003
New York Academy of Art

1st Place

Aug 2000
Coraddi Fine Art Competition, Volume 105, Issue no. 2,

Mrytle Reeves Scholarship

May 1999
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1st Place

Mar 1999
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, 1999 Summer Select
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6 Reviews on Adam M.

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Manuel A. May 22, 2016
Drawing · Online
Verified Student
Very calm, gives much detail. Look forward to future lessons.
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Gregg R. Apr 16, 2016
Drawing · Online
Verified Student
Adam was very knowledgable and we enjoyed the lessons!
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Joanna M. Mar 21, 2016
Acrylic Painting · Online
Verified Student
I learned so much in my first, I can't wait to see what's to come great teacher!
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Kimberley M. Feb 24, 2016
Acrylic Painting · Online
Verified Student
Adam is very patient, knowledgeable and explains things in a way I can easily understand. I'm excited to continue to work with him.
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Shanker N. Jan 24, 2016
Oil Painting · Online
Verified Student
Excellent teacher. For someone like me with a non-arts background(I'm an engineer), I feel Adam provides a solid foundation which I feel you only get with structured training in an art school. With Adam's training and work experience in prestigious institutions/establishments, you get a lot of that knowledge just by talking to him. I have watched dozens of videos on you tube on "how to" paint a landscape or portrait", but I'm learning solid basics and concepts from Adam which takes care of my foundation.
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Jenny W. Oct 3, 2015
Painting · In studio
Adam is, hands-down, the best painter I've ever met! He taught me more about painting than my professors in college. He doesn't just teach you composition, light and form; but he also teaches you how to USE the paint. It sounds like a no-brainer, but learning how paint works and the best way to apply it is golden information that other painting instructors seem to leave out. Adam can look at your art and tell you exactly where to make improvements. He does so easily, quickly and with patience and compassion. I highly recommend hiring Adam as an instructor!