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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Bloomer 19
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 11
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 9
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 22
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 4
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 21
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 20
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 8
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 12
Giclee Print

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 88
$ 74.80
Wire Foliage III
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage IV
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage V
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage VI
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage I
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
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Wire Garden III by Barbara Gilhooly (Metal Wall Sculpture)
Wire Garden III
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
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Wire Garden I by Barbara Gilhooly (Metal Wall Sculpture)
Wire Garden I
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
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Wire Foliage II
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 248
$ 210.80
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Wire Garden IV by Barbara Gilhooly (Metal Wall Sculpture)
Wire Garden IV
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
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Wire Garden II by Barbara Gilhooly (Metal Wall Sculpture)
Wire Garden II
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
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Wire Bloomer 6
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 8
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 9
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 4
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 3
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 7
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 2
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 1
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 5
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Breezy
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 400
$ 340
Order and Abundance
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Squares and Stripes
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 400
$ 340
Urban Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 400
$ 340
Sequel
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 900
$ 765
All Around
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 400
$ 340
Botanical Bloom II
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Funnel of Love Jr.
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 150
$ 127.50
Large Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 560
$ 476
Wire Heart, Wide
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 360
$ 306
Quatrato
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Copper Funnel of Love
Metal Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 490
$ 416.50
Correlated Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Lateral Layers
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Small Love Line Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 140
$ 119
Medium Love So Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 450
$ 382.50
9 Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 190
$ 161.50
Small Love So Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 290
$ 246.50
Baby Love Stay Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 90
$ 76.50
Funnel of Love II
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 300
$ 255
Funnel of Love I
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 260
$ 221
Cross My Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 100
$ 85
Love So Strong
Metal Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 650
$ 552.50
Order Implied II
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 700
$ 595
Garden Patterns
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Low Bridge
Acrylic Painting

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Layered Disks
Mixed-Media Wall Sculpture

by Barbara Gilhooly
$ 325 - $ 2,150
$ 276.25 - $ 1,827.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Me/We Cycle, Paris, France, Collette, 2009
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MA, Baltimore Convention Center, 2016
The Language of Patterns, Minneapolis, MN, Gallery 360, 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