Gerard Malanga’s creative output has spanned six decades. A life-long poet, prolific photographer, filmmaker, archivist and Andy Warhol's assistant for seven years in the 1960s.
Gerard is active with writing poetry, public speaking engagements, and creating special artistic projects. He lives in the Hudson Valley region.
Malanga has been a published poet since his high school years, and has authored or has been featured in 24 books of poetry. In January 2019, he published his latest book of poetry called “Cool & Other Poems.” (Bottle of Smoke Press).
Malanga’s portrait photography work has produced some of pop culture’s most memorable images. Rock stars, writers, film stars, artists all were captures with Gerard's lens. He was friends with many of his subjects, which may be the reason of the comfortable nature of his portraits.
While in college, Malanga was Andy Warhol’s assistant and collaborator at The Factory for seven years in the 1960s. In addition to working on some of Warhol’s most prolific paintings, Malanga filmed over 300 “Screen Tests” inside the fabled Factory art studio. He was a stage performer and creative partner for the legendary art-rock band, The Velvet Underground. In 1969, Warhol and Malanga together created Interview Magazine.