Michelle Gagliano

Forest Slice
Forest Slice
96" x 12"
Living Fossil I
48 x 36"
Red and Gold II
Red and Gold II
48x24
Awaiting Winter
Awaiting Winter
24" x 36"
Midas Vines
Midas Vines
48x24
Wisteria Longitude II
60x18
Two if by Sea
Two if by Sea
48" x 48"
Golden Blue
set of 12 each 12 x 12"
Brush Branch Sky II
Brush Branch Sky II
36" x 24"
Foresta Vergine
Foresta Vergine
48" x 48"
Nella Mattina Due
Nella Mattina Due
24" x 24"
Morning on the James I
Morning on the James I*
50x24
River's Glow I
River's Glow I*
24x24
Golden Lilacs I
Golden Lilacs I
74x26
Windows Breeze
Windows Breeze
48x48
Maple View III
Maple View III
24" x 24"
Undulating Vines I
Undulating Vines I*
12x12
Gateway
Gateway
48" x 36"
Shadowed Leaves: A.M. Lilacs
61" x 13"
Golden Blue
12 at 12 x 12
Henri's Tree
Henri's Tree*
48x24
Tied up in Knots II
Tied in Knots II*
48x24
Breakthrough
Breakthrough
36" x 36"
Transparency
Set of 20 at 12 x 12"
Of Light and Air*
Of Light and Air*
48x48
Spring by the Pond
72x24
Azelas
Azelas
12x12
Eddies
44 x 48"
Autumn I
Autumn I
72x24
Will's View III*
72x24
Ginkgo Dreams III
48"x24"
Maple View I
Maple View I
24" x 24"
Full Circle Vines
Full Circle Vines
24" x 72"
Silver Branches II
Silver Branches II*
12x12
Ginkgo II
60"x24"
La Foresta Ginko II
60"x24"
The Yggdrasil, Tree of Life
The Yggdrasil, Tree of Life*
48x24
Orchard Views*
Orchard Views*
36x72
Living Fossil II
48 x 36"
Edgemont
24 x 48
Into the Cabin Woods*
Into the Cabin Woods*
48 x 48
Dusk III
50x20
Virginia Sky
Virginia Sky
24" x 72"
Nebbia Del Oro
set of 9 12 x 12" each
Autumn Light
Autumn Light*
72x24
Spring's Beginning
Spring's Beginning
72x24
Fluid View
48 x 60"
Abundance
48 x 60"
Intersection
48 x 48"
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams*
12x12 each
Brush Branch Sky I
Brush Branch Sky I
36" x 24"
Dreaming Under NOLA Skies
48 x 48"
River's Glow II
River's Glow II*
24x24
Lost in the woods
Lost in the woods
96" x 12"
After the Rainfall
After the Rainfall
36" x 48"
Gravity
Gravity
96" x 48"
Ash in Gold
Ash in Gold*
40.2x25.5
Summer Vines
Summer Vines
36x39
Cyan Blue I
Cyan Blue I*
48x28
Red and Gold I
Red and Gold I
48x24
In the Mist
In the Mist
48x24
Nella Mattina - In the Morning
Nella Mattina - In the Morning
24" x 24"
Wings
60 x 48"
Silver Branches I
Silver Branches I*
6x 23.75
Silver Lining
Silver Lining*
48x48
Dawn's Awakening
36" x 72"
Dusk II by Michelle Gagliano
Dusk II
50x20
Divided Pond Views*
Divided Pond Views*
24x48
Autumn III
Autumn III
72x24
Spring Growth*
Spring Growth*
60x24
Window Pane
Window Pane
29x28
Compass Rose
Compass Rose*
48x48
Dusk by Michelle Gagliano
Dusk*
50x20
Dividing the Filaments of Light
Dividing the Filaments of Light
60x42
Bullseye Vines
Bullseye Vines
36" x 36"
Vine Gesture I by Michelle Gagliano
Vine Gesture I*
16x12
Dividing the Firmaments of Light*, Michelle Gagliano
Dividing the Firmaments of Light*
60" x 48"
Golden Lilacs III
Golden Lilacs III
74x26
Pond's View II
Pond's View II*
72x24
Wisteria Tangles
48 x 48"
Gestures in Black
12x12 each
Ginkgo Dreams II
48"x24"
Horizontal Glow by Michelle Gagliano
Horizontal Glow
42x84
Shadowed Leaves: Bronzed Lilacs
37" x 16"
Gold Evening
Gold Evening
50x28
Autumn II
Autumn II*
72x24
Contained Branch I
Contained Branch I
48" x 24"
Skies of Blue*
Skies of Blue*
48x96
Monastery Vines*
60 x 40"
Branches of Light
Branches of Light*
48x48
Golden Lilacs II
Golden Lilacs II
74x26
Release
48 x 60"
Tied up in Knots
Tied in Knots*
48x24
Wisteria Longitude I
60x18
Ode to Daphne
Ode to Daphne
48x48
Passing Storm
48 x 60"

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.

 

 

 

 


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