Michelle Gagliano is an American contemporary artist known for her keen observation of nature and sophisticated approach to painting. By using her exceptional observational abilities, she captures the ephemeral and emotional qualities of the landscape. While her earlier works were more realistic, presenting nature with accentuated leaves, visible tree branches, and delineated horizon lines, Gagliano has embraced a more abstract approach in her recent work. Born in upstate New York, she went through extensive art training, which includes studying at the University of Texas Austin, the University of Texas Denton, before completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, graduating summa cum laude with a major in painting and a minor in art history. She has also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Michelle Gagliano lives and works in central Virginia.
Featured image: Michelle Gagliano - Improv sky,
2021 (detail). Oil and mixed media on panel. 60 × 48 × 2 in. 152.4 × 121.9 ×
5.1 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary