Fort Collins, CO
Barbara Gilhooly was born in North Dakota in 1963. She attended the University of North Dakota and received her BFA in 1986. Concentrating on printmaking and sculpture, Gilhooly earned her MFA from Colorado State University in 1989.
Gilhooly works as a professional artist and maintains an active exhibition schedule. Recently, her work was shown in Paris, New York, Colorado, and several exhibitions in the Twin Cities. She works in a variety of materials and is known for her sculptural wire, paintings on wood panels and playful 'Misfit' found-object assemblages of aircraft, angels, and Tin Folk. Gilhooly's paintings are represented by Circa Gallery and Gallery 360 in Minneapolis. Her sculpture is represented by Lisa Fontanarosa Collection in New Mexico. Gilhooly's work as appeared in numerous publications, including: Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, Midwest Home & Garden, Metro, Minnesota Monthly, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and Canadian Art.
MFA Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
BFA University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Selected exhibitions 2004-2013
Bloomers, Solo Show, 44 T Art Space, Denver, CO, May-June 2013
Scapes, Invitational, Studio 12 Gallery, Denver, CO, March 2013
New Year's Eve Gala, Featured Artist, Ah Haa Gallery, Telluride, CO, Jan 2013
Pop-Up City, Solo Show, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN Nov 2012-Jan 2013
Play, Solo Show, 44T Artspace, Denver, CO. May-July 2012
4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Forsyth Gallery, Texas A & M, College Station, TX
Connections, Invitational, Form & Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 2012
Two Person Show, Gallery Bleu, Fort Collins, CO, Dec 2011
Lines & Shadows, Solo Show, 44T Artspace, Denver, CO. May-July 2011
Solo Show, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Mar-April 2011
5 Foot Show, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN. Spring 2011
Inside Out: the Self Portrait Show, curated by Jon Schuerman, Hennes Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. March 2011
‘Drawing in the Expanded Field’, Juried, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State Univ., Fall 2010
Team Work, Curated by Lars Mason, MCAD, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP, Minneapolis, MN. Sept.-April 2011
‘Proof No. 1: Print Show’, Artlab, Fort Collins, CO, Sept 2010
‘Love Never Dies’, curated by Walker Art Center at Form + Content Gallery, Mpls, MN, June 2010
Solo Show, ‘Pie in the Sky’,Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN, Nov-Jan 2010
Solo Show, CorAzon, Minneapolis, MN November 2009
Solo Show, 801 Gallery, Minneapolis, MN June-September 2009
Something Different, APW Gallery, New York, NY July 2009
15 Years of Fun Studio Kids Faculty, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN June 2009
MeWeCycle, Collete, Paris, France June 2009
Bird X Bird, Gallery 322, Minneapolis, MN February 2009
Form+Contentx2 , Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN January 2009
Gensler Design, Showcase, New York, NY, 2008
Barbara Gilhooly & Richard Taylor Circa Gallery Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Crit Squad, Group Show, Art Attack Event, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Tangle Town Art & Garden Tour, Curated by Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Traces Three person show, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
Gallery 360, Window Installation Minneapolis, MN, 2008
NY Design Week Chelsea Hotel, Lisa Fontanarosa Collection New Works, New York, NY, 2007
Ultimate Landscape, Group show Gallery 13 Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Bird x Bird: Avian Portrait Project Benefit exhibit Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Reader’s Art 7: frugal finds for prudent collectors Group show Susan Hensel Gallery Mpls, MN, 2007
360 Goes Rogue Group show Rogue Buddha Gallery Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Teeny Tiny 2: An Exhibition of Miniatures Group show Outsiders and Others Gallery Mnpls, MN, 2007
Bird x Bird: Avian Portrait Project Benefit Exhibit Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Crafts Gone Wild Group show Outsiders and Others Gallery Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Wire Works Solo Show Circa Gallery Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Works on Paper Invitational show Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Silver Spring, MD, 2006
Mighty Collectible Solo show Circa Gallery Minneapolis, MN, 2005
From<To Minneapolis College of Art & Design Minneapolis, MN, 2005
From<To Institute for Contemporary Arts, Plug In Gallery Winnipeg, MB · Canada, 2004
Select Publications and Media
Interior Design, “High-Wire Act”. Market full page feature with five images, Wire sculpture, page 192, 9/2008.
That’s Clever! HGTV Network. Two projects demonstrated. Air date Fall 2010.
Design Club Program, DYI Network. Air date 2010.
Mpls St Paul Magazine, Good Stuff, Life Style Feature, page 73, Wire sculpture 2/2008.
Midwest Home “Apartment Atelier” page 74 Wire Sculptures pictured, 9/2007.
Metropolitan Home “Less is More” page 104 Wire Orb sculptures pictured, 3/2007.
Metro Magazine “Artist Studio Sales: gifts with provenance” Two spread pgs 46, 47, 12/2006.
Metropolitan Home “Design 100, Best of the Best People, Places, and Extraordinary Things” Wire orbs featured, May 2005.Canadian Art “Fast Forward: a guide to the season’s best exhibitions and events in the visual arts”, Work featured, Page 18, Spring 2004.