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Christopher Gallego


BORN
1959, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION
1982-1986
School of Visual Arts, New York
National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, New York

Art Students League of New York

AWARDS & HONORS
2010-2011
New York Foundation for the Arts
Painting Fellowship


2008-2009

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
Studio Space Fellowship

2005 – 2006
Pollock Krasner Foundation
Painting Fellowship

2002
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Painting Fellowship

1999
Cambridge Art Association
Best in Show, Rathbone Family Prize

EXHIBITIONS, SOLO
2012     OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

2010    WAAM, Woodstock, NY

2008
Seraphin Gallery, Reality of Light, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Seraphin Gallery, Evocative Realism, Philadelphia, PA

2002
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Now, New Britain, CT

1998
Marymount Manhattan College Gallery
On Location, New York, NY

1996
United Nations Gallery, New York, NY

1993
AVA,  
Artist in Residence, Chattanooga, TN

EXHIBITIONS, TWO & THREE-PERSON

2012
Saul Becker and Christopher Gallego
New York Foundation for the Arts
Fellowship Recipients, Rockefeller Fund
New York, NY


2008
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
The Painted Interior

Paintings by Morgan Craig, Christopher Gallego
and Douglas Martenson, Wilmington, DE


2002
Hirschl and Adler Modern, The Eloquent Line:
Master Drawings by Christopher Gallego,
Nancy Lawton and Graydon Parrish
, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS, GROUP
2016
Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Long Island City, NY
Beautiful Object, Upsetting Still-Life

2015

The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT
Inspection: the Poetics of Space
Alyssa Dennis, Christopher Gallego,
David Mitchel l& Tollef Runquist

2012
Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, Resolve
Curated by Tony Curanaj

2011
Brigham Young University Museum, Provo UT
The Yankee Spirit: Selections from
the New Britain Museum of American Art


Gross McCleaf Gallery, Drawing
,  Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary American Realist Landscape Paintings: From Coast to Coast
Gross McCleaf, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Landscape Painting, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Curated by Dean Fisher

2010
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
Reality Check:
Contemporary American Trompe L’oeil Paintings
Curated by Robert Jackson

2008
Visions – Selections from the James T. Dyke
Collection of Contemporary Drawings
Curated by Townsend Wolfe (traveling exhibition):

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

Katonah Museum of Art
Here’s the Thing, The Single Object Still-Life,
Katonah, NY, Curated by Robert Cottingham

2007
Hirschl and Adler Modern
Highlights from the Collection, New York, NY


Seraphin Gallery, Small Works, Philadelphia, PA


Woodstock School of Art
Faculty Exhibition, Woodstock, NY

2006  Hirschl & Adler Modern
Summer Selections, New York, NY

2005-2006
Strokes of Genius:
Masterworks from the New Britain Collection
(travelling exhibition):

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Santa Fe Art Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA

2005
Seraphin Gallery, Out of Line, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Hirschl and Adler Modern
Highlights from the Collection, New York, NY

Hirschl and Adler Modern
Summer Group Exhibition, New York, NY


Seraphin Gallery, Masters and Mavericks, Philadelphia, PA


Seraphin Gallery, Masters and Mavericks:
The Nude, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Hirschl and Adler Modern
Observation-Creation, 200 Years of Still-Life
New York, NY


Arkansas Arts Center, Collector’s Show
Little Rock, AR

2002
Arkansas Arts Center, Magic Vision, Little Rock, AR

2001
Arkansas Arts Center
Eighth National Drawing Invitational, Little Rock, AR


Galerie Albert Benamou, New York Realists Now
Paris, FR


Arnot Art Museum, Re-Presenting Representation V, Elmira, NY

2000
Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York-Classicism Now  New York, NY

Arkansas Arts Center, Collector’s Show
Little Rock, AR

1999
Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, National Prize Show Boston, MA

John Pence Gallery, Drawings, San Francisco, CA

Butler Institute of American Art, 65th Midyear, Youngstown, OH

1996
Arkansas Arts Center, Collector’s Show
Little Rock, AR


Tatistcheff and Co., Group Exhibition, New York, NY

1995
Hunter Museum of Art, Spectrum ’95
Chattanooga, TN

Tatistcheff and Co., Summer Group Exhibition
New York, NY

1994
First Street Gallery, National Competition
New York, NY


Arkansas Arts Center, Collector’s Show
Little Rock, AR


AVA, Artstravaganza, Chattanooga, TN

1993
Savannah National, Collector’s Choice Competition Savannah, GA

1992
Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art
International Art Competition, Miami, FL

1991
First Street Gallery, National Competition
New York, NY, curated by Lennart Anderson

Allied Artists of America, 77th Annual, New York, NY

1989
National Arts Club, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001-
Private Instructor of Drawing and Painting
New York, NY

2008
Art Institute of Boston, MFA Mentorship Program

2005 – 2008
Faculty, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY

2001
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

1992 – 1998
United Nations Fine Art Society, New York, NY

LECTURES
2015
The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT
Inspection: the Poetics of Space
Alyssa Dennis and Christopher Gallego

2013
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of North Carolina, Asheville NC

2012
The Art of Observation, New Britain Museum
of American Art, New Britain, CT

2011
Oriens, LLC, New York,NY

2010

Woodstock Artists Association Museum
Woodstock, NY

Reality Check, Panel Discussion
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA

2007
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2002
Talent Now, Panel Discussion
Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

1993
Artist in Residence
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

CURATORIAL | PANEL
2012
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Jury Panel, 2013 Painting Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Jury Panel, 2013 Painting Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

2012
Curatorial, Tara Dixon,  Retrospective
Oriens, New York, NY

2012
Curatorial, Jessica Winer, I Love New York
Oriens, New York, NY

Curatorial, Tamie Beldue, Drawings, Oriens
New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

PERIODICALS
Kralik, Brandon
“An American Legacy in New Britain”,

Huffpost Arts & Culture, December 4, 2014

Smith, Stephen, “Why We Paint”
Postmodern Art Times, p. 4, Spring, 2013
Birmingham, AL

Groff Larry, “Interview with Christopher Gallego”
Painting Perceptions, November 1, 2012

Mullarky, Maureen, At Katonah Musuem, Celebrating the Quotodian” New York Sun, April 17, 2008, p. 23

Yasiejko, Christopher, “Seeking the Soul of Interior Spaces”,
The News Journal, Wilmington, December 10, 2006

Donohoe, Victoria, “A Sit-Down that Soothes Senses”,
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 24, 2006

Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review; Works on Paper”,
New York Times, March 3, 2006

Rosof, Libby, “Out of Line”, artblog, December 28, 2005

Fabbri, Anne R., “Christopher Gallego at Seraphin”, Art in America,
June/July 2005, p. 190

Durrell, Jane, “Strokes of Genius”, Cincinnati Citybeat, June 21, 2005

Sozanski, Edward, “Christopher Gallego/Evocative Realism”,
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 28, 2005

Fallon, Roberta, “Art and Sold”, Philadelphia Weekly Online, February 9-15, 2005

Rosof, Libby, “Portraits of the Artists”, artblog, January 26, 2005

“The Eloquent Line”, American Arts Quarterly, spring, 2002, pp. 46-48

Doherty, Steven M., “Four Approaches to Drawing”, American Artist,
June, 2002, pp. 66-67

Johnson, Ken, “New York Classicism Now”, New York Times, September 8, 2000

Rodriguez, Edel, “New York Classicism Now”, New Yorker, August 14, 2000

McKown, Rich, “Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show”,
Art New England, August/September, 1999

Glaser, Pam, “Two Artists, One Grand Vision”, AVA Newsletter, Summer, 1993

EXHIBITION CATALOGS

Neal, Patrick, “Beautiful Object, Upsetting Still-Life”, pp. 9, 16, 19
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, 2016

Lewis, Audrey, “Reality Check, Contemporary American Trompe L’oeil”, p. 3 
Brandywine River Museum
, 2010

Cottingham, Robert, “Here’s the Thing: The Single Object Still Life”, Katonah Museum of Art, 2008

Wolfe, Townsend, “Visions, Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings”, p. 96 
Arkansas Arts Center
, 2008

Fabbri, Anne, ” Christopher Gallego, Reality of Light”, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1-32, 2008

Wolfe, Townsend, “Christopher Gallego, Evocative Realism”, Seraphin Gallery, pp. 1-16, 2004

Hedberg, Gregory, Ph.D., “The Eloquent Line”, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY, 2002, pp.1,2,3,10,11,16, 2002

Wolfe, Townsend, “Magic Vision”, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 2002,
pp.9, 44, 45

Wolfe, Townsend,”Eighth National Drawing Invitational”, Arkansas Arts Center, 2001

Attias, Laurie, “New York Realists Now”, Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris, FR, 2001

Bloemink, Barbara, Ph.D., “New York – Classicism Now”, Hirschl & Adler, 2000

Koob, Pam, Kuebler, Joanne, “30/30-Thirty Works by Art Students League
of New York Alumni”, Art Students League of New York, New York, NY 1999

Pence, John, “Drawings”, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999, pp. 3,4

PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST
The Art of Observation, 2012, 22 pages, Amazon, ASIN: B0088CP32W

VIDEOS
American Painting Video Magazine, Interview with Michael Klein, Spring Issue, 2012

PODCAST
Savvy Painter Podcast, Antrese Wood Interviews Christopher Gallego, March 2016


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