James Gardella works in painting, video, and performance. He has been presented at CAVE, Dixon Place, City Bird Gallery, Con Artist Collective, Gallery Sensei, Center for Performance Research, 177 Canal, Judson Memorial Church, Wild Project, Art Helix, Space776, Beyond Studios, Otion Front Studio, Triskelion Arts, Skylight at Moynihan Station, WOW! Café Theatre, Chinatown Soup, Greenpoint Gallery, Metropolitan Bar, This N' That, Stonewall Inn, Bizarre Bushwick, Don Pedro, Macri Park, Knockdown Center, and Onderdonk House. He graduated from Wesleyan University and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
My work responds to my fear of death and the impermanence of life by searching for timeless truth. But the truth I am searching for does not exist, because my purpose is to create it for others to discover. I use my body as a vehicle for expression to reconcile artistic and spiritual understandings of self. If I can offer meaning to a viewer, I can cope with my fear of death, because I become what life offers me: inspiration.