Sheila Gallagher



1996                    School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, M.F.A.

1990 - 1992         The Cooper Union, NYC, Continuing Education

1989                    Connecticut College, New London, CT, BA, cum laude with honors in history and studio art

                            The School of Visual Arts, NYC


Commissioned Work:                                        

1999 - 2000           Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston National Historical Parks



Site specific work

1998                    "Monet in the Twentieth Century", Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1998                    Arts Media Magazine, Stereographic artist's page



Exhibitions: One and Two Person Shows:

2004                    Chase, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

2001                    Flourish, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

2000                    Genealogy of a Champagne Burst, USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown, MA

2000                    Friends of Horticulture, Wellesley College

1998                    Sheila Gallagher - Recent Work, Jewett Art Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

1998                    Under the Influence, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

1996                    Natural Transformations, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

1995                    The Garden Wall, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Kopelman Art Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA

1995                    The Nature of Tools, North Haven Gallery, North Haven, Maine

1994                    Salon de Bain, A Chimpanzee Chicks Installation, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA



Selected Group Shows and Juried Exhibitions:

2004                    Winter White/Back in Black,  Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

2001                    Neo Baroque, Judy Anne Goldman Gallery, Boston, MA

2000                    Polar Bear in a Snowstorm, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2000                    Sweet, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA, Site specific painting installation

1999                    Say it with Flowers, Fort Point Artist Gallery, Boston, MA

1999                    The Artists' Spirit, The Great Hall, Codman Center, Dorchester, MA

1998                    Milton Collects/Milton Creates, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

1998                    The Art Room, Brooklyn. NY

1997                    The Artist's Garden, The Boston Center For the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

1997                    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Art Institute of Boston Exhibition

1997                    Small Works, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

1996                    Faculty Show, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

1996                    Annual Exhibition, 1996 Dana Pond Painting Finalist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1995                    The Unexpected, Tisch Art Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA



Reviews and Articles:         

McQuaid, Kate, review:  "'Miracle on Display at Nesto Gallery show," Boston Globe, April 12, 2001

Sherman, Mary, review: "Works Reshape ways of Seeing Local Sites," Boston Herald, June 4, 2000

Consoli, Grace, review: "Now You See it, Now You Don't," Arts Media, March 15, 2000

Sherman, Mary, review: "White On," Boston Herald, February 20, 2000

Temin, Christine, article: "Art and 'Art'- Thoughts on White Matter and Its Value," Perspectives, Boston Globe, March 8, 2000

Buskirk, Martha, article: "Report from Boston," Art in America, June 1999

Giuliano, Charles, review: "Sheila Gallagher: Under the Influence,", April 1998

McQuaid, Kate, review: "Reworking the Masters," The Boston Globe, April 23, 1998

Silver, Joanne, review: "The Artist's Garden," The Boston Herald, June 13, 1997

Temin, Christine, "Young Gifted, and Here," The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, May 25, 1997

Temin, Christine, review: "The Artist's Garden - Down to Earth," The Boston Globe, May 8, 1997

Mulski, Susan, review: "Natural Transformations," Art New England, June 1996

McQuaid, Kate,  review: "Turning a Worldly Eye on Innocence," The Boston Globe, February 22, 1996

Stapen, Nancy, gallery review: "Refashioning Gaugin," The Boston Globe, December 22, 1994

Bickehaupt, Susan, "Names and Faces," The Boston Globe, November 16, 1994



Fellowships and Awards:

Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston National Historical Parks Association Artist-in-Residence, 1999

Kate Healey Outstanding Female Artist Grant, 1999

Ucross Foundation Fellowship, 1999

Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, 1990

Young American Scholar, 1989

Marguerite Hansen Art Grant, 1988

Buttenweizer Scholarship, 1988.



Teaching Experience:

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Visiting Assistant Professor in Fine Arts, 1998-2003   One class per semester: Advanced Drawing, Intro Drawing, Painting, Senior Thesis Advisor

Vermont College at Norwich University, Norwich, VT, MFA Program Graduate Instructor, Spring, 2001

Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, Assistant Professor in Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Photography and Foundation Depts. Two to five classes per semester: Figure Painting, Advanced Painting, Painting I, Visual Issues I and II, Critical Theory, Professional Development, Mixed Media, and New Genres, Fall 1996-2003

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Teaching Assistant for Joel Janowitz, Introduction to Painting, Summer 1996

School of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Teaching Assistant for Visiting Artist Series, Suzanne McClelland and Robert Zakanitch,  Spring 1996; Teaching Assistant for Life Drawing, Fall 1995;  Graduate Instructor, New Student Seminars, Fall 1994




Related Work Experience:

Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA,  Bridge Program Coordinator. Responsible for administrating one-year transitional curriculum emphasizing academic support services. 1/98- present

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NYC, Assistant to Chairman of the board and executor of Warhol Estate, Frederick Hughes. Collections manager, responsible for documenting and cataloging Mr. Hughes' art collection. Acted as liaison between auction houses, galleries and attorneys. Coordinated inventories and appraisals of Warhol archival material for Andy Warhol Museum.  8/90-8/93



Invited Presentations:                             

"Recent Work," artist talk, Art Institute of Boston, September 2003

"Genealolgy of a Champagne Burst," artist talk, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA, May 2000

"Recent Work," artist talk, School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA , February 2000

"Process and Creation," C.B.I., Cambridge , MA, July 1999, Commencement Address, Precollege Program,

Art Institute of Boston, 1999

"The Work of Jim Hodges", artist talk, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA,  October 1999

"Recent Work", slide lecture, Charlestown Art Association, June1999, "Site Boston National Historic Parks Association, May 1999

"The Boston School-Then and Now", panel discussion, Boston International Arts Fair, Sept 1998

"Preservation of Temporary Work", guest speaker, Boston Chapter of Art Librarians and Archivists Annual Meeting, June 1998

"Making Judgments in Art: What is Quality?", panel discussion, Tisch Gallery, Tufts University, January 1995