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
2021 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Figures and Faces, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
2016 Ann Gale: Portraits, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
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
2021 For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design (traveling exhibition), created by The American
Federation of the Arts and the National Academy of Design, Figged Art Museum, Davenport, IA, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2020 For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design (traveling exhibition), created by The American
Federation of the Arts and the National Academy of Design, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT,
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2019 For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design (traveling exhibition), created by The American
Federation of the Arts and the National Academy of Design, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
2018 Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In Her Own Image: Self Portraits by Women from 1900-2018, Main Galleries at Concord Art, Concord, MA
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, WA
Academy 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
2021 Ann Gale. San Francisco: Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
2020 Stay Inspired: Shelter in Place 2020. San Francisco:Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
2019 Lightning Strikes, 22 Poets and 22 Artists. San Francisco: Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
2019 McCarthy, Jeremiah William & Diana Thompson. In For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design, 257, 286. American Federation of Arts, New York and the National Academy of Design. New York: Yale University Press.
Seed, John. Disrupted Realism: Paintings for the a Distracted World.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.
2017 McCann, Margaret. “Refiguring the Grid: Ann Gale at the Fralin Museum.” Painter’s Table, January 1, 2017.
Zeller, Robert. Figurative Artist’s Handbook, New York: Monacelli Press.
2016 Seed, John. Interrupted Images. Huffington Post, September 29.
“A Conversation with Ann Gale.” Savvy Painter, podcast audio.
Webster, Andrew. “New works from Ann Gale.” Fine Art Connoisseur, February 25.
Lee, Patina. Ann Gale Examines Human Perception in Exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Widewalls, February 13.
2015 Lightning Strikes, 18 Poets and 18 Artists, San Francisco: Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Yau, John. “An Extraordinary Studio Artist in a Post-Studio Era.” Hyperallergic,
Carlson, Jefferey. Fractured Figures. Fine Art Connoisseur, February 12.
2014 Groff, Larry. Interview with Ann Gale. Painting Perceptions, December 5.
Seed, John. 10 memorable paintings from 2013. Huffpost Arts and Culture, March 16.
Hushka, Rock and Alison Maurer. A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha. Washington: Tacoma Art Museum.
2013 Cheng, Dewitt. “Ann Gale at Dolby Chadwick.”Visual Art Source, January.
2012 Baker, Kenneth. “Ann Gale Extracts Delight Amid Bleakness.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 11.
2011 Selz, Peter. In Heads. San Francisco: Dolby Chadwick Gallery (catalogue essay).
2009 Drawings VII. Art Ltd, Review, Koplin del Rio Gallery, September 09
Ones to Watch, review, Western Art and Architecture, 57-58, Fall/Winter 2008-09.
2008 Van Proyen, Mark. “Ann Gale’s Interstitial Portraits,” Hackett Freedman Gallery (exhibition catalog).
“The Last Word: West Coast Writers and Artists.” ZYZZYVA, 141-142. Fall 2008.
Speer, Richard. “Artist Profile: Ann Gale.” Art Ltd, January, p. 68-69.
Koppman, Debra. “Preview: Ann Gale.” Art Week, February, no. 39, p. 6.
2007 Representation 2007. San Francisco: Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
2005 Art 2005 II. Montreal: Gallerie De Belllefeuille.
Figura, Montreal: Gallerie De Belllefeuille.
2004 Cheng, DeWitt, “Ann Gale at Hackett-Freedman Gallery,” Artweek, May.
Dailey, Megan and Jane Harris, Curve: The Female Nude Now, New York: Universe Publishing.
Nixon, Bruce, “The Eye of the Beholder: Recent Paintings by Ann Gale,” Ann Gale:
Recent Paintings, San Francisco: Hackett-Freedman Gallery.
2003 Harper’s Magazine. April.
2002 Perceptual Experience: Contemporary American Figurative Drawing, Seattle: Frye Museum of Art.
“Interview with Ann Gale,” Egg: The Arts Show, PBS, www.pbs.org/wnetegg/307/gale.
2000 Duncan, Michael, “In the Center of Gravity, Ann Gale's Portraits,” Ann Gale, San Francisco: Hackett-Freedman Gallery.
1999 “Gale Force”, Milwaukee Weekly, January 21.
“More Than Skin Deep”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 27.
1996 Parallaxis. Chicago: National Endowment for the Arts/Western States Arts Federation.
1995 “New American Paintings.” The Open Studios Competition. No. 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.
2002 “Egg, the Art Show” PBS, aired nationally, interview
National Academy of Art and Design, New York, NY
Portland Art Museum, 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