ABOUT THE GALLERY
T R A G E R | contemporary is dedicated to presenting distinctive local, national, and international emerging and mid-career artists working in traditional,
nontraditional, and mixed media, from painting and sculpture to installations and works on paper. Not only are we focused on showcasing and cultivating
the work and careers of our artists, but we also believe in supporting the practical components of art for creators, enthusiasts, and collectors through gallery
talks, workshops and events, and a speaker series. We aim to build a diverse community of people who want to engage with art, broaden the dialogue about
culture and contemporary art, and provide a gathering space where all are welcome.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Spouses Kelly and Josiah Trager are the owners of TRAGER|contemporary. Both Kelly and Josiah separately started their careers in the performing arts -- Kelly as a modern dancer in Europe and the United States and Josiah as actor in TV and film. By the time they had met (through mutual friends), both had transitioned into careers as lawyers -- Kelly representing artists and arts-based businesses in commercial transactions and Josiah primarily representing companies in civil disputes. TRAGER|contemporary represents their joint transition back to their first love, the arts, while applying their combined quarter century of practical legal and business knowledge -- this time as their own clients.