Gail Thacker

Gail Thacker is a visual artist most known for her unique use of type 665 Polaroid positive/negative film in which her subjects  -friends, lovers, the city -become intertwined with the process and chemistry of her photos. She attended The School of The Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University and has lived and worked in New York City since 1982. She has been exhibited at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC), Spain; Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC and the Grey Art Gallery, NYC among others. Her work is included in numerous collections including FotoMuseum, Switzerland; CGAC, Spain, The New York Public Library and The Polaroid Collection, MA. Publications include: The Polaroid Book (Taschen); Mark Dirt (Paper Chase Press); Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian (D.A.P.); There Was A Sense of Family; The Friends of Mark Morrisroe (Moderne KunstNürnberg) and Frontiers Journal of Women Studies (University of Nebraska Press). Her work is currently on view in the exhibition AIDS at Home; Art and Everyday Activism at The Museum of the City of New York, with an upcoming publication, Gail Thacker’s Polaroids (The City University of New York Press).