Michelle Gagliano

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

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.


press