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.
|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.|
|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|
|2008||Recent Work: The Haori Series (paintings), 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.|
Stations painting, Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, University of Hawai'i, Kane'ohe, HI.
Affinities painting, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
|1999||MOONDIAL multi-media installation, Redding Museum of Art, Redding, CA.|
|RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS|
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.
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.
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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|
|James Snidle Fine Art,San Francisco and Chico, CA.|
|Artists Gallery,SFMOMA, San Francisco.|
|Hammond Consulting Services,Roseville, CA.|
|CS Designs,Taos, NM.|
|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.|
|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.|
|2009 Jean Gallagher|