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Education

2018 MFA, Magna Cum Laude, American University, Washington D.C.
1990 BFA, Summa Cum Laude, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH


2021

Solo Exhibitions

The Arriere Pays, Rawls Art Museum, (March 2021)
Contemporary Sustainable Exhibition, Galleria La Nica, Arezzo & Rome, Italy (June 2021)
Once More to See the Stars, Galleria La Nica, Rome, Italy (Oct/Nov 2021)

Group Exhibitions

Creative Contemporary West, Whistler Contemporary Art Gallery, Whistler, CA (Current)
Persephone Ascending, Chroma Projects, (April 2021)


2020

Solo Exhibitions

Alchemy of Light, William King Museum, Abington, Virginia
Art for Arts Sake, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans

Group Exhibitions

Women Inspired, 6 Women, 6 Views, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans,  LA
Celebrate, Made in America, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
Seeing 2020 Anniversary Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Light In Darkness, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Cool and Calm, Elisa Contemporary, Bronx, NY


2019

Solo Exhibitions

Radici/Roots, Galleria La Nica, Rome, Italy
Murmurations, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville , VA
Uprooted, American Embassy, Rome, Italy
Calligraphy of Trees, Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA
Murmurations Traveling Exhibition, Capital One, Richmond, VA

Group Exhibitions

Landscape Re Imagined, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Celebrating Creativity: Works By Local Female Artists, UVA Darden School of Business, Charlottesville VA
Ship of Fellows, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
Richard Bland Student/Teacher Show, Capital One, Richmond VA
The Women Have it, Artists From Charlottesville and Beyond, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Tiny Tiny Trifecta, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA


2018

Solo Exhibitions

Landscape Lexicons, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA
Language of Place, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va
Contrastando, “Contrast Creates Action”, Galerie Grefti, Umbertide, Italy
Transitions, Second Street Gallery, Dove Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Group Exhibitions

A Path to Tranquility, Elisa Contemporary, New York, New York
Signs of Change, Participating Artist, Fralin Museum, University of Virginia
Flow, Site work with  Linda Wachtmeister, Represented by Chroma Art Gallery, Charlottesville, VA\
Teeny Tiny Trifecta, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Eight, Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C.
Flight School, Baltimore International Airport, curated by Jack Rasmussen, Baltimore, MD
New Abstractions, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Work, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, Houston, TX
Exhalation of Larks, Chroma Arts Projects, Charlottesville VA


2017

Solo Exhibitions

Stilled Transitions, Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 
Language of Place, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
Dante’s Inferno, the Back Room at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA=
Landscape Lexicons, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA

Group Exhibitions

Group Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
10 Year Celebration, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Vanguard Anniversary Exhibition, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2017 Annual Silent Auction, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
First Years’ Show, Katzen Art Museum, Washington, D.C. 
Amazing Women Art Auction with Girls’ Night Out, Les Yuex du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Rooted Down and Rising Up, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Meet the Artist, Elisa Contemporary Art at Affordable Art Fair, New York City, NY
Gallery Artist Show, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Group Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Group Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX


2016

Solo Exhibitions

The Deconstructed Landscape, Focus Contemporary Art, Scottsville, VA
Dante’s Inferno: When Poetry and Art Collide, SCAN Art, Scottsville, VA

Group Exhibitions

Houston Art Fair, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
Conversation with Color: Contemporary Abstract Artists by Erickson, Gagliano, Patterson, Barnes, and Tamanian, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Florescence: Jennifer Cox, Michelle Gagliano, and Rachel Rotenburg, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
Reimagined Kaleidoscopes, SCAN Art Center, Scottsville, VA
Interior Set Design for Hunter Gathers, Live Arts, Charlottesville, VA
Momentum, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX


2015

Group Exhibitions

New Work by Paul Tamanian, Michelle Gagliano and Richard Currier, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Seeing Double, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Gallery Artist Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
Meet the Artist, Elisa Contemporary Art at Affordable Art Fair, New York City, NY
New Work, Elisa Contemporary, Riverdale, NY
Gallery Artist Exhibition, Focus Contemporary Art, Scottsville, VA


2014

Solo Exhibitions

Suspended in Paradise, Charlottesville, VA

Group Exhibitions

Moult, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville VA 
One, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX 
Changing Appalachia, Custom to Cutting Edge, Portsmouth Cultural Art Center, Portsmouth, VA
New Work, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Summer Group Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX


2013

Solo Exhibitions

New Works, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

Group Exhibitions

Gratitude, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
Enlighten, Featuring, Michelle Gagliano, Steven Deluz, and Pauline Ziegen, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX 
High Art, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
See, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
The Love Show, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
Houston Fine Art Fair, Laura Rathe Fine Arts, Houston, TX
New Works, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

2012

Solo Exhibitions

Primo Pensieri, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Foresta Vergine, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA

Group Exhibitions

Painting The Piedmont, Traveling Exhibition of 10 Acclaimed Virginian Artists, Traveling Exhibition. Chroma Projects
Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA, James Madison’s Montpelier, Montpelier, VA, The National Sporting Museum, Middleburg, VA. Sponsored by The Piedmont Environmental Council
Artists Among Us II, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo N.Y
Ginkgo Dreams, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
New Work, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
13th Anniversary 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center For the Arts, Austin Museum of Fine Art, Austin, TX 


2011

Group Exhibitions

Group Show, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX
12th Annual 5 x 7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX, and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas TX (Traveling Exhibition)
New Works, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
New Works, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


2010

Solo Exhibitions

Luminous Notes, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Group Exhibitions

Artist Members Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Artists for Haiti, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
11th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Whitely Gallery, Austin, TX 
Fresh Paint: New Works by Gallery Artists, Donna Seager Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Works, Ode to Art Contemporary, Singapore
New Works, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 


2009

Solo Exhibitions

Alchemy of Light, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 

Group Exhibitions

Strictly Painting 7, a juried exhibition, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA 
10th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
New Works, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA 
New Works, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA


2008

Solo Exhibitions

Art for Art’s Sake, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

Group Exhibitions

Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
Summer Exhibition, Artizen Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX


2007

Group Exhibitions

Metaphors of Nature, Artizen Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX 
Grand Re-Opening, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Lines, Vines and Surfaces, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Art Expo New York, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
8th  Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (traveling exhibition) 


2006

Group Exhibitions

Lines, Vines and Surfaces, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
The Painted Violin, Santa Fe Symphony Fundraiser, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Summer Showcase Artist, Hanson Gallery, Carmel, CA
7th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Hanson/King Gallery, New Orleans, LA 


2005

Group Exhibitions

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Showcased Gallery Artist, Hanson King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
6th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX and Dunn & Brown Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX (traveling exhibition)


2004

Group Exhibitions

Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
5th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Summer Heat Show, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX


2003

Group Exhibitions

Holiday Group Exhibition, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX 
4th Annual 5×7 Exhibition, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX


2002

Group Exhibitions

Summer Heat, Betz Gallery, Houston, TX


2001

Solo Exhibitions

Shadowed Leaves, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX
Shadowed Leaves, Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

2000

Group Exhibitions

PDA 2000, a juried exhibition, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 


1999

Group Exhibitions

7th Annual Juried Exhibit, Ava Gallery, Lebanon, NH
Small Works, a juried exhibition, Mill Pond Center for the Arts, Durham, NH 
Karl Dreup Fine Arts Gallery, Plymouth, NH


Publications

“To Hell and Back” C-ville Weekly. Tami Keaveny, 25 November 2020. https://www.c-ville.com/to-hell-and-back
“‘Rooted Down and Rising Up’ at Elisa Contemporary Art, New York.” Blouin Artinfo, 15 June 2017. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2272240/rooted-down-and-rising-up-at-elisa-contemporary-art-new-york
“Rooted Down and Rising Up.” Wall Street International, 13 June 2017. http://wsimag.com/art/26797-rooted-down-and-rising-up
Washington County News. Carolyn Wilson, “When Canvas and Fabric Collide.” 4 January 2017.
Ambassador Magazine for the National Italian American Institute. December 2016.
HuffPost Arts & Culture. Stuart Gunter, “Reimagined Kaleidoscopes: The Art and Fashion of Michelle Gagliano and Kari Bare.” 15 May 2016.
HuffPost Arts & Culture. Stuart Gunter, “Artist Michelle Gagliano Paints Dante’s Inferno.” 15 March 2016.
Heather Harris. “New Gallery Seen a Cultural Hub.” Rural Virginian, 2015.
“New Work by Paul Tamanian, Michelle Gagliano and Richard Currier.” The Best of New Orleans, 2015.
“The Art and Alchemy of Michelle Gagliano.” Dear Velvet. November 24, 2013. www.dearvelvet.com
Bonnie Gangelhoff. “Where Are They Now.” Southwest Art Magazine, October 2013.
“Volume Twenty-Four Participants.” Studio Visit Magazine, 2013. 
Zainab Al-Sayegh. “The Gender Gap in the Art World.” The Daily Progress, August 4, 2013.
Kathy Christie. “Painters of the Piedmont.” The Piedmont Virginian. Autumn, 2012.
Steven Biller. “Where the Art Is.” Guest Life Houston, 2009.
Renée Peck. “Art is Icing on the Space.” The Times-Picayune, October 25, 2008.
Malcolm Genet. “Michelle Gagliano: Art for Arts’ Sake.” New Orleans: Angela King Gallery, October 2008 (brochure).
Linda Barth. “The Art’s the Star.” Houston House and Home (January 2008): 36-43. 
Ruth Latter. “Art World Review.” The Daily Progress, November 2006.
Under the Ash Tree. Cover Image. Explore the Journal of Science and Healing, March 2006. 
Julie Osterman. “Artist to Watch.” Southwest Art Magazine 34, no. 5 (October 2004): 34. 
“Neo-Naturalist of Texas.” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, September 2003.
“Timeless Italian.” Houstonian House and Home 2, no 2 (June 2002). 
Cow Parade Houston. New York: Workman Publishing, 2001 (78-79, back cover).


Residencies

2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA 
1987 Chautauqua School of Fine Arts, Chautauqua, NY


Awards and Honors

2021    Appointed “Godmother” of Ecological Art Competition, Arrezzo & Rome, Italy
2017   VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship
2007   The Painted Violin. Original Musical Composition inspired by the “Painted Violin” artwork by Michelle Gagliano. Composition performed by the Sante Fe Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM
2002   Best of Show, Artfest Juried Show, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
2001   Cow Parade Houston, Sponsor Houstonian Hotel, Houston, TX 


Selected international private and corporate collections

 Available upon request.


Gallery Representation

Artelier, London, UK
Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Galleria La Nica, Rome Italy
Creative Contemporary West, Whistler Contemporary Art, Whistler, BC
Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston and Dallas, TX


Teaching Experience

Present Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
2019  Adjunct Art Instructor, Drawing I, II, III, Painting I, II, III, Art Appreciation, Richard Bland Community College, Richmond, VA
2016-2019  Statewide Educator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA
2017 Advanced Drawing Teaching Assistant, American University, Washington, D.C. 
2017 Drawing Fundamentals Workshop Series, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
2017 Painting Workshop Series, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
2017 Printmaking Workshop, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
1990-present  Private drawing & painting lessons for children and adults, Gagliano Fine Arts
1997-99 Lecturer, Art Instructor, drawing I, II, III,  painting I,II, 2-d design, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, New Hampshire


Professional Affiliations

2009-Present Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 2009-Present Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC