CONTACT

Paula Gately Tillman is a photographer from Baltimore, Maryland. Gately Tillman is most well known for her 1980s and 1990s work in New York and Atlanta, documenting underground scenes and fringe personalities. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous public and private collections, including  in the Special Collections of the E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library at the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Sheriden Libraries, at the Johns Hopkins University; the Downtown Collection in the Fales Library at New York University; and the LGBT Collection in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Gately Tillman’s book, Fringe, and her collector’s box are also featured in these collections.

Paula studied photography in Aspen, Colorado, under the guidance of internationally published photographer Eileen Lewis and moved to New York to take classes at the School of Visual Arts as well as pursue a career in photography. It was in 1984 that she met Brant Mewborn, then senior editor of Rolling Stone, who introduced her to the thriving scene of musicians, drag queens, and other collaborators that she would later photograph. During her combined time in New York and Atlanta, her subjects included the American Music Show, RuPaul, Michael Musto, Tish and Snooky Bellomo, Wigstock, John Kelly, Lady Bunny, Nelson Sullivan, Dick Richards, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Phoebe Legere, and others. Paula Gately Tillman is the widow of LeRoy E. Hoffberger, attorney, art collector, author, and philanthropist. She currently lives and works in Baltimore.

CONTACT

Baltimore Museum of Art; the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Sheriden Libraries, at the Johns Hopkins University; the Downtown Collection in the Fales Library at New York University; and the LGBT Collection in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Gately Tillman’s book, Fringe, and her collector’s box are also featured in these collections.

Paula studied photography in Aspen, Colorado, under the guidance of internationally published photographer Eileen Lewis and moved to New York to take classes at the School of Visual Arts as well as pursue a career in photography. It was in 1984 that she met Brant Mewborn, then senior editor of Rolling Stone, who introduced her to the thriving scene of musicians, drag queens, and other collaborators that she would later photograph. During her combined time in New York and Atlanta, her subjects included the American Music Show, RuPaul, Michael Musto, Tish and Snooky Bellomo, Wigstock, John Kelly, Lady Bunny, Nelson Sullivan, Dick Richards, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Phoebe Legere, and others. Paula Gately Tillman is the widow of LeRoy E. Hoffberger, attorney, art collector, author, and philanthropist. She currently lives and works in Baltimore.

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GUEST LECTURES

2019—Guest artist,
The Photographer’s Book

Johns Hopkins University

2017—Guest artist lecture at Professor Peter Eide’s Arts and Ideas course (April)
University of Baltimore

2016—Guest artist lecture for students from the University of Baltimore, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics (December)
Baltimore Museum of Art

SOLO SHOWS

2011—Portraits of Women Artists:
Baltimore 2011

The Hamilton Street Women’s Club Baltimore, Maryland

2010—Nostalgia
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

2006—In Celebration of Women
BACVA
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Remembering the 80’s
Fine Print Gallery
Towson, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Tuttle Gallery
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Amalie Rothschilds Gallery
Patterson Center for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
German American
Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1993—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboraton
North Georgia College
Dahonga, Georgia

1991—Photographs 1983-1991
Candide
Atlanta, Georgia

1988—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York.

1987—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
Gallery 291
Atlanta, Georgia

1987—Solo Show
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

1987—Solo Show
Hotel Diva Gallery
San Francisco, California

GROUP SHOWS

2015/2016—Into the Light; Campaign for Art
Caswell J. Caplan Memorial Gallery Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

2013—Building a Movement in
the Southeast: LGBT Collections
in MARBL

Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

2012—2011 New Pictorialists
2011 Competition Entries
The Photo Review

2008—Juried Photography Invitational Exhibition
The Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, New Jersey

2008—Collection II
Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2008—Some Like it Hot!
A Juried Exhibition

Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2007—Two Women Artists
Gallery at La Terra
Baltimore, Maryland

2005—We Were the 80’s
Avalanche Gallery
New York, New York.

2004—Collections Contained
Chesapeake Gallery
Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland

2002—Facing Herself
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2001—Being Seen 1-2-3
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2000—SNAPSHOT
Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, Maryland

1997—3+1
ZAK Jugend-Und Kulturzentrum
Bunde, Germany

1997—Look Back-Get Down,
A Celebration of Atlanta
and Athens Music

Nexus Contemporary Center for Art
Atlanta, Georgia.

1996—Post-Olympia or How We Spent the Summer of 1996
Art Festival of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

1996—Four Photographers
VENUE
Charleston, South Carolina

1996—Art in Atlanta
Artists-In-Residence International
Germany

1995—Art in Atlanta
King Plough Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—The 1994 Atlanta Biennial
The Nexus Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Look I’m Only Human
New Visions Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Atlanta Underground and Other False Truths
Atlanta Photography Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1986—Spotlight
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

CV

GUEST LECTURES

2019—Guest artist,
The Photographer’s Book

Johns Hopkins University

2017—Guest artist lecture at Professor Peter Eide’s Arts and Ideas course (April)
University of Baltimore

2016—Guest artist lecture for students from the University of Baltimore, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics (December)
Baltimore Museum of Art

SOLO SHOWS

2011—Portraits of Women Artists:
Baltimore 2011

The Hamilton Street Women’s Club Baltimore, Maryland

2010—Nostalgia
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

2006—In Celebration of Women
BACVA
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Remembering the 80’s
Fine Print Gallery
Towson, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Tuttle Gallery
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Amalie Rothschilds Gallery
Patterson Center for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
German American
Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1993—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboraton
North Georgia College
Dahonga, Georgia

1991—Photographs 1983-1991
Candide
Atlanta, Georgia

1988—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York.

1987—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
Gallery 291
Atlanta, Georgia

1987—Solo Show
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

1987—Solo Show
Hotel Diva Gallery
San Francisco, California

GROUP SHOWS

2015/2016—Into the Light; Campaign for Art
Caswell J. Caplan Memorial Gallery
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

2013—Building a Movement in
the Southeast: LGBT Collections
in MARBL

Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

2012—2011 New Pictorialists
2011 Competition Entries
The Photo Review

2008—Juried Photography Invitational Exhibition
The Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, New Jersey

2008—Collection II
Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2008—Some Like it Hot!
A Juried Exhibition

Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2007—Two Women Artists
Gallery at La Terra
Baltimore, Maryland

2005—We Were the 80’s
Avalanche Gallery
New York, New York.

2004—Collections Contained
Chesapeake Gallery
Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland

2002—Facing Herself
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2001—Being Seen 1-2-3
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2000—SNAPSHOT
Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, Maryland

1997—3+1
ZAK Jugend-Und Kulturzentrum
Bunde, Germany

1997—Look Back-Get Down,
A Celebration of Atlanta
and Athens Music

Nexus Contemporary Center for Art
Atlanta, Georgia.

1996—Post-Olympia or How We Spent the Summer of 1996
Art Festival of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

1996—Four Photographers
VENUE
Charleston, South Carolina

1996—Art in Atlanta
Artists-In-Residence International
Germany

1995—Art in Atlanta
King Plough Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—The 1994 Atlanta Biennial
The Nexus Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Look I’m Only Human
New Visions Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Atlanta Underground and Other False Truths
Atlanta Photography Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1986—Spotlight
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

CV

GUEST LECTURES

2019—Guest artist,
The Photographer’s Book

Johns Hopkins University

2017—Guest artist lecture at Professor Peter Eide’s Arts and Ideas course (April)
University of Baltimore

2016—Guest artist lecture for students from the University of Baltimore, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics (December)
Baltimore Museum of Art

SOLO SHOWS

2011—Portraits of Women Artists:
Baltimore 2011

The Hamilton Street Women’s Club Baltimore, Maryland

2010—Nostalgia
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

2006—In Celebration of Women
BACVA
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Remembering the 80’s
Fine Print Gallery
Towson, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Tuttle Gallery
Baltimore, Maryland

2004—Women In the Arts
Amalie Rothschilds Gallery
Patterson Center for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1995—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboration (Selected Works)
German American
Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia

1993—Paula Gately Tillman:
In Collaboraton
North Georgia College
Dahonga, Georgia

1991—Photographs 1983-1991
Candide
Atlanta, Georgia

1988—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York.

1987—Paula Gately Tillman: Photographs
Gallery 291
Atlanta, Georgia

1987—Solo Show
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

1987—Solo Show
Hotel Diva Gallery
San Francisco, California

GROUP SHOWS

2015/2016—Into the Light; Campaign for Art
Caswell J. Caplan Memorial Gallery
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

2013—Building a Movement in
the Southeast: LGBT Collections
in MARBL

Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

2012—2011 New Pictorialists
2011 Competition Entries
The Photo Review

2008—Juried Photography Invitational Exhibition
The Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, New Jersey

2008—Collection II
Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2008—Some Like it Hot!
A Juried Exhibition

Jordan Faye Contemporary
Baltimore, Maryland

2007—Two Women Artists
Gallery at La Terra
Baltimore, Maryland

2005—We Were the 80’s
Avalanche Gallery
New York, New York.

2004—Collections Contained
Chesapeake Gallery
Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland

2002—Facing Herself
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2001—Being Seen 1-2-3
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Maryland

2000—SNAPSHOT
Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, Maryland

1997—3+1
ZAK Jugend-Und Kulturzentrum
Bunde, Germany

1997—Look Back-Get Down,
A Celebration of Atlanta
and Athens Music

Nexus Contemporary Center for Art
Atlanta, Georgia.

1996—Post-Olympia or How We Spent the Summer of 1996
Art Festival of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

1996—Four Photographers
VENUE
Charleston, South Carolina

1996—Art in Atlanta
Artists-In-Residence International
Germany

1995—Art in Atlanta
King Plough Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—The 1994 Atlanta Biennial
The Nexus Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Look I’m Only Human
New Visions Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1990—Atlanta Underground and Other False Truths
Atlanta Photography Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1986—Spotlight
SoHo Photo Gallery
New York, New York

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017—INDIE INC: An Original Indie: Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC is Marking its 40th Anniversary this Year. The Colorful Duo Shares Their Story
Happi

2016—Manic Panic Isn’t Just a Hair Dye Brand: It Was the First Punk Store in America
Atlas Obscura

2016—Manic Panic Goddesses Tish and Snooky on How to Dye Your Own Hair
StyleCaster

2016—Mane Attraction, Tish and Snooky Bellomo on the colorful history of Manic Panic
Nylon Magazine

2014—Remembering New York’s Downtown Documentarian
Nelson Sullivan

VICE. Reproduction.

2009—Serious Play: Drag, Transgender, and the Relationship between Performance and Identity in the Life Writing of Ru Paul and Kate Bornsten
by Elizabeth Schewe. Reproduction.

2006—Venice Is A Dream: Mostra Fotografica di Paula Gately Tillman
by Martina Bagnoli, PhD.

2004—Tillman’s Photos Preserve Gaudy 80’s Club Scene
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproductions.

2004—The Eyes of
Paula Gately Tillman

by Morton Steen Hanson, PhD.

2004—Portraits of the Female Artists
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2003—Blending Darkroom
with Digital

by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2002—Facing Herself
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun

1997—3 Plus 1
by Kreis Herford
Neue West Fålishe, Germany

1997—Portraiture as Art:
Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists

by Jerry Cullum
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1995—Art in Atlanta
by Catherine Fox
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1994—1994 Atlanta Biennial
by Jerry Cullum
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Judy Parady
Photo District News
New York, New York

1993—Photo Counterpoint, Paula Gately Tillman: In Collaboration 
by Pam Perry
Creative Loafing. Reproduction.

1991—Paula Gately Tillman
by Pam Perry
Art Papers. Reproduction.
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Look, I’m Only Human
by Beverly Baker
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1990—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1983—Tinted photographs by Paula Tillman exhibited at library
The Aspen Times
Aspen, Colorado

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017—INDIE INC: An Original Indie: Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC is Marking its 40th Anniversary this Year. The Colorful Duo Shares Their Story
Happi

2016—Manic Panic Isn’t Just a Hair Dye Brand: It Was the First Punk Store in America
Atlas Obscura

2016—Manic Panic Goddesses Tish and Snooky on How to Dye Your Own Hair
StyleCaster

2016—Mane Attraction, Tish and Snooky Bellomo on the colorful history of Manic Panic
Nylon Magazine

2014—Remembering New York’s Downtown Documentarian
Nelson Sullivan

VICE. Reproduction.

2009—Serious Play: Drag, Transgender, and the Relationship between Performance and Identity in the Life Writing of Ru Paul and Kate Bornsten
by Elizabeth Schewe. Reproduction.

2006—Venice Is A Dream: Mostra Fotografica di Paula Gately Tillman
by Martina Bagnoli, PhD.

2004—Tillman’s Photos Preserve Gaudy 80’s Club Scene
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproductions.

2004—The Eyes of
Paula Gately Tillman

by Morton Steen Hanson, PhD.

2004—Portraits of the Female Artists
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2003—Blending Darkroom
with Digital

by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2002—Facing Herself
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun

1997—3 Plus 1
by Kreis Herford
Neue West Fålishe, Germany

1997—Portraiture as Art:
Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists

by Jerry Cullum
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1995—Art in Atlanta
by Catherine Fox
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1994—1994 Atlanta Biennial
by Jerry Cullum
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Judy Parady
Photo District News
New York, New York

1993—Photo Counterpoint, Paula Gately Tillman: In Collaboration 
by Pam Perry
Creative Loafing. Reproduction.

1991—Paula Gately Tillman
by Pam Perry
Art Papers. Reproduction.
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Look, I’m Only Human
by Beverly Baker
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1990—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1983—Tinted photographs by Paula Tillman exhibited at library
The Aspen Times
Aspen, Colorado

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017—INDIE INC: An Original Indie: Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC is Marking its 40th Anniversary this Year. The Colorful Duo Shares Their Story
Happi

2016—Manic Panic Isn’t Just a Hair Dye Brand: It Was the First Punk Store in America
Atlas Obscura

2016—Manic Panic Goddesses Tish and Snooky on How to Dye Your Own Hair
StyleCaster

2016—Mane Attraction, Tish and Snooky Bellomo on the colorful history of Manic Panic
Nylon Magazine

2014—Remembering New York’s Downtown Documentarian
Nelson Sullivan

VICE. Reproduction.

2009—Serious Play: Drag, Transgender, and the Relationship between Performance and Identity in the Life Writing of Ru Paul and Kate Bornsten
by Elizabeth Schewe. Reproduction.

2006—Venice Is A Dream: Mostra Fotografica di Paula Gately Tillman
by Martina Bagnoli, PhD.

2004—Tillman’s Photos Preserve Gaudy 80’s Club Scene
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproductions.

2004—The Eyes of
Paula Gately Tillman

by Morton Steen Hanson, PhD.

2004—Portraits of the Female Artists
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2003—Blending Darkroom
with Digital

by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun. Reproduction.

2002—Facing Herself
by Glenn McNatt
Baltimore Sun

1997—3 Plus 1
by Kreis Herford
Neue West Fålishe, Germany

1997—Portraiture as Art:
Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists

by Jerry Cullum
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1995—Art in Atlanta
by Catherine Fox
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1994—1994 Atlanta Biennial
by Jerry Cullum
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1994—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Judy Parady
Photo District News
New York, New York

1993—Photo Counterpoint, Paula Gately Tillman: In Collaboration 
by Pam Perry
Creative Loafing. Reproduction.

1991—Paula Gately Tillman
by Pam Perry
Art Papers. Reproduction.
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Look, I’m Only Human
by Beverly Baker
Art Papers
Atlanta, Georgia

1991—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1990—Hot Shots/Atlanta
by Allen Rabinowitz
Photo District News
New York, New York

1983—Tinted photographs by Paula Tillman exhibited at library
The Aspen Times
Aspen, Colorado

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