CV


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


EDUCATION

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

2001
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
Rockefeller Fund
Saul Becker and Christopher Gallego
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Recipients
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

2019
The Gallery at 200 Lex–NY Design Center
The League of Masters, New York, NY

2017
Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery
Ulster Community College
Artists as Innovators
Stone Ridge, NY

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

2015
The Drawing Room Gallery
Inspection: the Poetics of Space
Works by Alyssa Dennis, Christopher Gallego,  David Mitchell & Tollef Runquist
Cos Cob, CT

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

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

Gross McCleaf Gallery
Drawing
Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

2008
Arkansas Arts Center
Visions–Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings
Curated by Townsend Wolfe
Traveling to:
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
Traveling to:

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
Curated by Townsend Wolfe
Little Rock, AR

2002
Arkansas Arts Center
Magic Vision
Curated by Townsend Wolfe
Little Rock, AR

2001
Arkansas Arts Center
Eighth National Drawing Invitational
Curated by Townsend Wolfe
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  
Curated by Barbara Bloemink
and Gregory Hedberg

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
Curated by Lennart Anderson
New York, NY

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

TEACHING

2020
New York Academy of Art
MFA Instructor of Drawing

2018-Present
Faculty, The Art Students League of New York

2001-Present
Private Instructor of Drawing and Painting

2008
Art Institute of Boston, MFA Mentorship Program

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

2001
Continuing Ed Faculty, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

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

LECTURES

2019
Alia Fine Art Studios
Raleigh, NC

2015
The Drawing Room Gallery
Cos Cob, CT

2013
University of North Carolina
Asheville NC

2012
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT

2011
Oriens, LLC, New York, NY

2010
Woodstock Artists Association Museum
Woodstock, NY

Brandywine River Museum, Panel Discussion
Chadds Ford, PA

2007
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Wilmington, DE

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

1993
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN


CURATORIAL

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 LLC
New York, NY

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

Curatorial: Tamie Beldue
Drawings
Oriens LLC
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 Museum, Celebrating the Quotidian"
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

"The League of Masters"
The Gallery at 200 Lex—New York Design Center, 2019
P. 20

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

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

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"
Arkansas Arts Center, 2008
p. 96

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

Wolfe, Townsend, "Christopher Gallego, Evocative Realism"
Seraphin Gallery, 2004, 16 pages, 

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, New York, NY 2000

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

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


PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST

Christopher Gallego Blog
www.chrisgallego.com

Ebook
The Art of Observation, 2012, 22 pages, Amazon, ASIN: B0088CP32W

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

PODCAST
Savvy Painter Podcast
Antrese Wood Interviews Christopher Gallego
March 2016