1991   MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1988   BFA Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
1987   Yale Summer School of Art and Music, New Haven, CT

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Ann Gale: Portraits, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
           Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012   Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009   Falk Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2008   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (also ‘04,’00)
2007   APEX: Ann Gale, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2004   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999   Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1997   Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL 
           Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
1995   Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1993   Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018   Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017   Artist As Subject: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2016   Implied Fictions, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA
Utopia Neighborhood Club, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015   Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 Artists, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
2014   Embodied: the Figure in Paint, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College
           Colors of Gray, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
           Painted Faces, University of Tulsa, OK
2013   Hello, Goodbye, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012   The Space Between, Prographica, Seattle, WA
2011   Heads, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Studie, Preparatory Work That Stands Alone, Prographica, Seattle, WA
2010   Previews of Things to Come, Prographica, Seattle, WA
2009   Drawings VIII, Koplin Del Rio Gallery,  Culver City, CA
           On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
           Gage Academy, Seattle, WAAcademy of Arts and Letters, Ceremonial Award Exhibition, NY
           Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition, NY
2007   Representation 2007, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY This is Not a Group Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, 
           Seattle, WA
2006   Aspects of Humanity: Contemporary and Modernist Portraiture, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2005   Human Measures, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
           About Faces: Portraits Past and Present, Staten Island Museum. NY
           Invitational, Gallerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (catalogue) 
           Figura, Gallerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada (catalogue)
2002   The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Figure Drawing, Art Museum, Seattle WA,  (catalogue)
2001   Lyons-Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Lyons-Wier Packer Gallery, New NY 
1999   San Francisco International Art Fair
1998   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996   Lyons-Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993   New Pier Show, Chicago, IL
           Politics of Gender, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
1992   The Body Show, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 
1991   Wisconsin 91, Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point, WI
           Gabriel Laderman Selects, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
           New Haven Paint and Clay Club Juried Show, CT
           Connecticut Woman Artists Juried Show, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
           M.F.A. Thesis Show, New Haven, CT
1987   Talent Competition, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI The Figure, Fleet Gallery, Providence, RI


2015-17 Hermine Pruzan Fellowship, University of Washington
2014   Milliman Grant, University of Washington
           Grant for Artists Projects, Artist Trust
2013   Milliman Grant, University of Washington
2011   Milliman Grant, University of Washington
2009   Election into the National Academy of Art and Design, New York
           Academy of Arts and Letters Museum Purchase Award, Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Fund
2007   John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
2006   Individual Artist Fellowship, Washington Arts Council/Artist Trust Honor Alumna, Rhode Island College
2003   Artist Trust Grant/GAP Award
2000   Grant for Artists Projects, Artist Trust, Washington
1998   Royal Research Scholar Grant, University of Washington
1997   Grant, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1996   WESTAF/NEA Fellowship Artist Trust Grant/GAP Award Individual Artist Fellowship, Washington State Arts Council
1993   Individual Artists Fellowship, Wisconsin Arts Board
1991   Old Holland Oil Color Prize, Yale University Grumbacher Gold Medallion Prize, New Haven Paint and Clay Club Greene
           Art Gallery Prize, Connecticut Women Artists

1988   Senior Competition Award, Rhode Island College
1987   Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Music and Art

Selected Bibliography

2017 “Refiguring the Grid: Ann Gale at the Fralin Museum”, Painter’s Table
         “Figurative Artist’s  Handbook”, Robert Zeller, Monacelli Press, page 244-5
2016 “Interupted Images”, Huffington Post, John Seed, 9/29/2016
         A Conversation with Ann Gale, Savvy Painter
        “New works from Ann Gale”, Fine Art Connoisseur
        “AnnGale Examines Human Perception in Exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery”, Widewalls
2015 “Lightning Strikes, 18 Poets and 18 Artists” book, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
         “An Extraordinary Studio Artist in a Post-Studio Era,” John Yau, 
         “Fractured Figures,” Fine Art Connoisseur, Jeffrey Carlson, February 12, 2015
2012 San Francisco Chronicle, “Ann Gale Extracts Delight Amid Bleakness,” Kenneth Baker, January 11, 2013
         Visual Art Source, Review, “Ann Gale at Dolby Chadwick Gallery” DeWitt Cheng, February 2013.
2011 “Heads,” Dolby Chadwick Gallery, (catalogue), curated and essay by Peter Selz
2009 Art Ltd, Review, “Drawings VII,” Koplin del Rio Gallery, September 09
         “Ones to Watch,” review, Western Art and Architecture, Fall/Winter 2008-09, page 56 -57.
2008 “Ann Gale’s Interstitial Portraits,”  Hackett Freedman Gallery catalogue, forward by Mark Van Proyen
         ZYZZYVA, the last word: west coast writers and artists, Fall 2008, page 141 and 142.
         Art Ltd, Artist profile, Richard Speer, January, page 68 and 69.
         Art Week, preview, Debra Koppman, February, volumn 39, issue1, page 6.
2007 “Representation 2007,” catalogue, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
2005  “Art 2005 II”, (catalogue), Gallerie De Belllefeuille, Montreal
         “Figura”, (catalogue), Gallerie De Belllefeuille, Montreal
2004 Artweek, Review, Ann Gale at Hackett Freedman Gallery, DeWitt Cheng, May 2004, volume 35, issue 4, page 18
         “Curve: The Female Nude Now,” Universe Publishing, Rizzoli USA, New York, NY Dailey Megan and Jane Harris
         “ The Eye of the beholder: Recent Paintings by Ann Gale” Ann Gale: Recent Paintings, Hackett freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Bruce Nixon
2003 Harpers Magazine, April 
2002 “The perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Figure Drawing” Frye Art  Museum, Seattle WA, (catalogue)
         “Egg, the Art Show” PBS, aired nationally
2000 “The Center of Gravity, Ann Gale’s Portraits,” Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
1999 “Gale Force”, Milwaukee Weekly, January 21
         “More Than Skin Deep”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 27
1996 “Parallaxis,” WESTAF, NEA, catalogue of fellowship recipients 
1995 New American Paintings, The Open Studios Competition, Number IV
         "Honesty is the Trademark of Gale's Works", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 30
         "Quiet Dramas", Milwaukee Magazine, April
1994 "Ann Gale Handles Paint Like a Master", Milwaukee Sentinel, May 6
1993 "Ann Gale: painted portraits of somber stillness", Milwaukee Sentinel, October, 29 
         "Tales on Canvas", Milwaukee Magazine, December 
1991 Yale Literary Magazine, spring

Television Interview

2002 “Egg, the Art Show” PBS, aired nationally, interview

Museum Collections

Portland Museum of Art, Portland OR
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ


1995-present Professor, University of Washington, Painting and Drawing
1992-1995      Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Instructor, Painting and Drawing

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