Jean Gallagher
BIO

As a child growing up in suburban New Jersey, my Sicilian-born grandmother named Rosie taught me how to sew. She could not read English, so she managed to design and sew garments via the pictures contained in the pattern instructions. Being four years old at the time, I followed the pictures as well and continued to rely on visual literacy after I learned how to read. It is this process of coordinating shapes, colors and textures that instructs my thinking in my work as well as conceptually influences my imagery. As a California resident for nearly twenty years, I have designed and planted five gardens, which have been the formalist or metaphoric subject matter for most of my floral paintings over the years. My new series entitled "Balance" contains people who are my close friends and family.

EDUCATION
1993 Doctor of Arts in Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY. Dissertation title: Multi-Media Installations in the USA During the 1980'S: A Selected Group.
1980 Master of Fine Arts, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Emphasis: painting.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1990-present Professor of Art, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA.
1989 Assistant Dean, Philadelphia College of Art, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
1984-87 Chairperson, Assistant Professor of Art, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.
1980-84 Assistant Professor of Art, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Dipiniti, Butte College Art Gallery, Chico, CA.
2012-13 Sicily Revisited, Museo Italoamericano, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Balance, HFA Gallery, California State University-Chico, CA.
  The Haori Series, Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2008 Recent Work: The Haori Series, James Snidle Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005 Passages, Chico Municipal Center Building, Chico, CA.
2003 New Work, James Snidle Fine Arts, Chico, CA.
2002 Le Petit Genre, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2001 Stations, Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, University of Hawai'i, Kane'ohe, HI.
Affinities, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1999 Moondial, multi-media installation, Redding Museum of Art, Redding, CA.
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 If Wine is Sublime, Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
2013 Western Contract: Opening of New Health Care Facility, Hammond Art Consulting, Rancho Cordova, CA.
2012 Kress Project, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, NY.
2011 Kindred Spirits, Artist-Scholar-Teacher, Butte College Art Gallery, Butte College, Chico, CA.
2010 Patterns and Abstractions of Nature, Filoli, Woodside, CA.
2009 Western Contract: Opening of New Health Care Facility, Group Show mounted by Hammond Art Consulting, Rancho Cordova, CA
6x6x2009, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY.
2008 Jean Gallagher and Michael Morrison, North Charleston City Gallery, Charleston Area Convention Center, Charleston, SC.
Illuminations, Cancer Center Gallery, Boston General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Artists of the Natural World (This Way to Sustainability IV Conference), California State University, Chico, CA.
String of Pearls, The Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC.
Uncovered, Art Faculty Exhibition, Unversity Gallery, CSU-C, and 1078 gallery, Chico, CA.
2006 Take 5 With Nature, Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, University of Hawai'i, Kane'ohe, HI.
Art and Spirit, Ushasti Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
Group Show, Artomat LIC, NY, NY.
2005 Alumni: 15, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
2003 New Work (two-person exhibit), Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2002 Inspiration and Exploration: Visions of California Artists, Department of Justice or Attorney General building, Sacramento, CA.
The Garden: Foliage, Flower and Fruit, The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
Red, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
A Time to Reflect, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
9th Annual Artists Warehouse Sale, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2000 German-American Exhibition Kleine Gallery, Chemnitz, Germany.
Refuge A.P. Tell Gallery, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.
New/Re:new, University Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA.
1999 In Search of the Century, Iolani Gallery, Windward Community College, U of Hawai'i, Kane'ohe, HI.
Healing Sack Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State Universiy, University Park, PA.
1998 All Media Show, Art Landing Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Big Deal 1998, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Presidio, San Francisco, CA.
miniMAL ART DISCOUNT, Du vague a l'art, Luxemburg.
Small Image, Big Idea, Kanai Fine Art Center, Kenai, Alaska.
COLLECTIONS
Office of Fat and Wong, DDS, Sacramento, CA.
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.
Redding Museum of Art, Redding, CA.
UC Davis Medical Center Art Collection, Davis, CA.
South Carolina State Art Collection, Columbia, SC.
Southwest Texas State University Art Collection, San Marcos, TX.
Chattanooga State College Art Collection, Chattanooga, TN.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga President's Collection, Chattanooga, TN.
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS.
GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Artists Gallery,SFMOMA, San Francisco.
Hammond Consulting Services,Roseville, CA.
CS Designs,Taos, NM.
LECTURES
2014 "Artist's talk," Butte College Art Gallery, Butte College, Oroville, CA.
2012 "Color and Space," painting workshop, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
2011 Children/Adult Classes, Medical College of Georgia Healing Arts Program, Augusta, GA.
2007 "Artist's talk," Etheridge Center, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC.
2006 "2006 The Merging of Arts and Technology," publication,3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HA.
2004 Artist's lecture, Department of Art and Design, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.
2003 "Is Painting Dead?," panelist, Art and Art History Department, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA.
2001 "Stations," given at the Iolani Gallery, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HA.
1999 "Moondial Installation-Art Talk and Art Walk," Redding Museum of Art, Redding, CA.
1997 "Installation Art," Lane Community College, Eugene, OR.