Michelle Gagliano

Michelle Gagliano

Artwork

Michelle Gagliano
“Ultimately, my work embodies a sense of ineffable beauty that seeks to transcend a specific time and place.” -Michelle Gagliano Michelle has been painting for over 25 years and has shown across the country, including solo exhibitions in Texas, Louisiana, California and New Mexico. Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. Born in Jamestown, New York, Michelle studied painting at North Texas State University with painter Vernon Fisher. She has a degree in painting from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, and currently lives and works in Scottsville, Virginia. In my paintings, I explore the idea of surface alchemy. Through layers of oil glaze and stains I create a textural and tonal patina that evokes a sense of aged surfaces and timelessness. The organic content of my work refers not to specific landscape views or flora but rather suggests an imaginary moment, where vines and leaves in silhouette atop smoky skies echo metaphoric content beyond a realist interpretation. I see my work as a kind of mapping of natural beauty. Maps themselves to me are like veins of the earth, like the body itself. My process is also like tracing one’s genealogy, as if the layers of stains and glazes mimic the rings of a tree marking the passage of time. The use of metallic paint and special techniques augment a sense of visual resonance, an experience outside of what the eye would see in nature. Ultimately, my work embodies a sense of ineffable beauty that seeks to transcend a specific time and place.
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Artist
Air, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Air, 2018

Oil and mix media on board

48 x 36 in

Arriere-Pays, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Arriere-Pays, 2018

Oil and mixed media on panel

36 x 48 in

Ethereal View, 2016
Michelle Gagliano

Ethereal View, 2016

Oil on Panel

60 x 48 in

Gust I, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Gust I, 2018

Oil and mixed media with gold powder on board

60 x 24 in

Gust II, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Gust II, 2018

Oil and mixed media with gold powder on board

60 x 24 in

Laid, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Laid, 2018

Oil and mixed media on panel

36 x 36 in

Nebbia Polydiptic, 2017
Michelle Gagliano

Nebbia Polydiptic, 2017

Oil on Panel

48 x 60 in

Sfocata (Out of Focus)
Michelle Gagliano

Sfocata (Out of Focus)

Oil On Panel

12 x 12 in

Spring Sky, 2018
Michelle Gagliano

Spring Sky, 2018

Oil and mixed media on panel

36 x 36 in

Suspension
Michelle Gagliano

Suspension

Mixed on Panel

44 x 48 in

The Lythe  (Calm or absence of wind)
Michelle Gagliano

The Lythe (Calm or absence of wind)

Oil On Panel

12 x 12 in

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