County: King County
Ann Gale is an American figurative painter. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University. She has been the recipient of several awards including: Western States Art Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
Ann’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States including solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon and the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work is represented by the Dolby Chadwick gallery, San Francisco, and Prographica gallery, Seattle. She is a professor of painting at the University of Washington School of Art.
Ann received 2013 GAP Award funding for time, model fees, and painting supplies to produce a specific body of work. This group of paintings will focus on the representation of the human figure — portraits concentrating on the psychology of visual relationships. Ann is exploring a new direction in her studio practice, and the GAP will help realize creative goals.
Ann received 2003 GAP Award funding to pay for model fees and painting supplies in relation to a series focusing on the representation of the human figure. “These portraits concentrate on the psychology of visual relationships. In order to understand the complexity of a person within a specific context, I must rely on extreme observation over extended periods. Working with models opens up the physical possibilities of what the figures in my paintings can do… this work is about the intimate process of sensation and observation, no photographs or representational formulas could replace this specific experience. Working strictly from observation, Gale will be able to increase her modeling time and undertake a larger project as a result.
Ann also received GAP Awards in 1996, 1998, and 2000.
Self portrait, oil on masonite, 14”x11”, 2006.
Rachel with Striped Skirt, oil on masonite, 46"x40", 2006.
Shannon, oil on masonite, 14"x11", 2006.
Rachel with Blue, oil on canvas, 48"x42", 2012.
Robert with Gray Shirt, oil on masonite, 14"x11", 2012.