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Barbara Gilhooly

"My background is in printmaking and my current work reflects the love I have for rich, active surfaces. I aspire to create objects that make people feel less grumpy!"

Barbara Gilhooly's fondness for circular shapes can be seen in much of her work. This shape represents the harmony between organic and geometric forms. Gilhooly is interested in the contrasts and similarities between the industrial and natural world.

Gilhooly begins her painted pieces by building up many layers of painted color and pattern. In between painting, she draws with ink or works back into the surface by carving, sanding, and scrubbing the paint to reveal the texture underneath. The result is a surface showing a rich and active history.

Barbara Gilhooly earned her MFA in printmaking and sculpture at Colorado State University and her BFA at the University of North Dakota. She first set up her studio practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she established a following for her paintings, wire sculpture, and sculptural art objects. In 2010, she moved to Colorado, where she maintains an active exhibition schedule.

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Quiet Stroll
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
Garden Grid
Giclee Print

$ 260 - $ 490
Mum Studies III
Giclee Print

$ 185 - $ 380
Vertex Wire Basket
Metal Basket

$ 236
$ 141.60
Scallop Edge Basket
Metal Basket

$ 164
$ 98.40
9 Wood Disks
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,700
Winter Garden 2
Giclee Print

$ 125 - $ 300
Winter Garden 1
Giclee Print

$ 125 - $ 300
Winter Garden 3
Giclee Print

$ 125 - $ 300
Winter Garden 4
Giclee Print

$ 125 - $ 300
Yes Please, Pup
Acrylic Painting

$ 200
$ 140
Polite Pup
Acrylic Painting

$ 200
$ 120
Pup Portrait
Acrylic Painting

$ 200
$ 140
Pattern Language Group 3
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 340
$ 238
Pattern Language Group 4
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 320
$ 224
Pattern Language Group 7
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
$ 350
Pattern Language Group 8
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 380
$ 266
Cross My Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 100
Hold Your Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 96
Figures Study
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
Garden Visitor
Acrylic Painting

$ 260
$ 156
Fall Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
Garden Trio
Acrylic Painting

$ 900
Big Wire Bloom
Metal Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 725
Garden Contours 1
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 1,600
Pie Pride
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 58.80
Wire Foliage II
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Foliage IV
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Foliage I
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Foliage VI
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Foliage III
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Foliage V
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
Wire Bloomer 2
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 5
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 8
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 3
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 7
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 4
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 6
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 1
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Wire Bloomer 9
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Order and Abundance
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
$ 750
Urban Grid
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
$ 240
Sequel
Acrylic Painting

$ 900
$ 450
All Around
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
$ 240
Layered Reflections
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,300
$ 650
Large Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 560
Wire Heart, Wide
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 360
Red Map
Acrylic Painting

$ 230
$ 138
Funnel of Love Jr.
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Copper Funnel of Love
Metal Sculpture

$ 490
$ 245
Correlated Grid
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,000
Small Love Line Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 140
9 Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 190
Funnel of Love II
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Funnel of Love I
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 260
Love So Strong
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Garden Patterns
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Low Bridge
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Layered Disks
Mixed-Media Wall Sculpture

$ 325 - $ 2,150
Arteries Study III
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
$ 475
Reinventing the Wheel
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 750
Red Row
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,000
$ 500
Eighty-Nine to Zero Nine
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
$ 475
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Me/We Cycle, Collette, Paris, France, 2009
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MA, 2016
The Language of Patterns, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
Collections
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis & St. Paul Campus, Minneapolis, MN USA, 2007 & 2008
Kaiser Permanente, Main Reception Area, Colorado, 2017