Michelle Gagliano

Hickory in Sepia I
Hickory in Sepia I
24" x 24"
Contained Branch I
Contained Branch I
48" x 24"
Wisteria Wisdom II
Wisteria Wisdom II
48" x 12"
Virginia Sky
Virginia Sky
24" x 72"
Full Circle Vines
Full Circle Vines
24" x 72"
Hickory in Sepia III
Hickory in Sepia III
24" x 24"
Awaiting Winter
Awaiting Winter
24" x 36"
Skies of Blue*
Skies of Blue*
48x96
Silver Meditations
60x48
Dawn's Awakening
36" x 72"
Autumn II
Autumn II*
72x24
Bullseye Vines
Bullseye Vines
36" x 36"
Henri's Tree
Henri's Tree*
48x24
Spring by the Pond
72x24
Golden Lilacs I
Golden Lilacs I
74x26
Approaching Storm
36" x 36"
Tied up in Knots II
Tied in Knots II*
48x24
Compass Rose
Compass Rose*
48x48
Will's View III*
72x24
Golden Hour I
Golden Hour I
48x9.5
Wisteria Longitude I
60x18
Golden Lilacs II
Golden Lilacs II
74x26
Tangles II by Michelle Gagliano
Tangles II
12x12
Dividing the Filaments of Light
Dividing the Filaments of Light
60x42
Dusk III
50x20
Red and Gold II
Red and Gold II
48x24
Cyan Blue I
Cyan Blue I*
48x28
Tied up in Knots
Tied in Knots*
48x24
Evangeline
Evangeline
36" x 72"
Maple View III
Maple View III
24" x 24"
Silver Branches II
Silver Branches II*
12x12
Dusk by Michelle Gagliano
Dusk*
50x20
Hickory in Sepia II
Hickory in Sepia II
24" x 24"
Golden Lilacs III
Golden Lilacs III
74x26
Branches of Light
Branches of Light*
48x48
Divided Pond Views*
Divided Pond Views*
24x48
Autumn I
Autumn I
72x24
Experiment in Blue
60x48
Foresta Vergine
Foresta Vergine
48" x 48"
Gestures in Black
Gestures in Black
12x12 each
Meandering Vines by Michelle Gagliano
Meandering Vines
24x36
Into the Cabin Woods*
Into the Cabin Woods*
48 x 48
Dividing the Firmaments of Light*, Michelle Gagliano
Dividing the Firmaments of Light*
60" x 48"
Shadowed Leaves: A.M. Lilacs
61" x 13"
Morning on the James I
Morning on the James I*
50x24
Primordial Forest
Primordial Forest
48" x 24"
Nella Mattina - In the Morning
Nella Mattina - In the Morning
24" x 24"
Summer Vines
Summer Vines
36x39
River's Glow II
River's Glow II*
24x24
Undulating Vines III
Undulating Vines III
12x12
Lost in the woods
Lost in the woods
96" x 12"
Forest Slice
Forest Slice
96" x 12"
Breakthrough
Breakthrough
36" x 36"
Golden Hour II
Golden Hour II
48x9.5
Autumn Light
Autumn Light*
72x24
Shadowed Leaves: Bronzed Lilacs
37" x 16"
Dusk II by Michelle Gagliano
Dusk II
50x20
Silver Branches I
Silver Branches I*
6x 23.75
Gold Evening
Gold Evening
50x28
Autumn III
Autumn III
72x24
Wisteria Longitude II
60x18
Solstice
Solstice
36" x 72"
Azelas
Azelas
12x12
Wisteria Full Circle
36x36
Undulating Vines I
Undulating Vines I*
12x12
Pond's View II
Pond's View II*
72x24
Spring's Beginning
Spring's Beginning
72x24
Nella Mattina Due
Nella Mattina Due
24" x 24"
Spring Growth*
Spring Growth*
60x24
Maple View I
Maple View I
24" x 24"
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams*
12x12 each
Nella Mattina Tre
Nella Mattina Tre
24" x 24"
Undulating Vines II
Undulating Vines II
12x12
Gingko Dreams I
Gingko Dreams I
48" x 36"
Undulating Vines IV
Undulating Vines IV
12x12
Gravity
Gravity
96" x 48"
River's Glow I
River's Glow I*
24x24
Monastery Vines*
60 x 40"
Golden Veil
60x48
Two if by Sea
Two if by Sea
48" x 48"
The Yggdrasil, Tree of Life
The Yggdrasil, Tree of Life*
48x24
Elgin's Folly
Elgin's Folly
48" x 48"
Red and Gold I
Red and Gold I
48x24
In the Mist
In the Mist
48x24
Ode to Daphne
Ode to Daphne
48x48
Windows Breeze
Windows Breeze
48x48
Orchard Views*
Orchard Views*
36x72
Vine Gesture I by Michelle Gagliano
Vine Gesture I*
16x12
Horizontal Glow by Michelle Gagliano
Horizontal Glow
42x84
Silver Lining
Silver Lining*
48x48
After the Rainfall
After the Rainfall
36" x 48"
Midas Vines
Midas Vines
48x24
Brush Branch Sky II
Brush Branch Sky II
36" x 24"
Gateway
Gateway
48" x 36"
Ash in Gold
Ash in Gold*
40.2x25.5
Brush Branch Sky I
Brush Branch Sky I
36" x 24"
Window Pane
Window Pane
29x28
Of Light and Air*
Of Light and Air*
48x48

Michelle Gagliano 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, including Texas, Amsterdam, London, Beverly Hills, New York, Paris, and Washington, DC. Gagliano was born in Jamestown, New York, and 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 travels frequently between Texas, New York and Virginia.

"Lucio Gambit wrote of the mid-sixteenth century frescoes in the Vatican Gallery of Maps: “the hand of the artist still interprets the emotion connected to the land.” My paintings also relate to an emotional connection to the land. They consist of several layers of oil glazes, creating textures that evoke a sense of aged surfaces. They create an emotional charge in the interplay of dark and light. And my more recent work weaves these shades to create atmospheric masses in global organic forms suggestive of the sea, the earth and the sky."


Michelle has sometimes referred to her work as Primo Pensieri -- "First Thoughts" -- a phrase which refers to an artist's initial sketches which are done freely and loosely to explore different solutions for a design without bothering with finished details. It is an overly modest term for her gorgeous and sophisticated imagery. One cannot imagine what her second thoughts might be.

 

Michelle shown working in the upstairs studio at Angela King Gallery.


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