Ian Hagarty grew up in New Jersey, on the Delaware River, across from the City of Philadelphia. He earned degrees in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (BFA), and Indiana University (MFA). Hagarty has shown throughout the USA and Europe in exhibitions and art fairs. His work is represented in Europe by Montoro12 Contemporary of Rome/Brussels. Hagarty currently lives and works in Huntington, WV where he is an Associate Professor at Marshall University.