fine arts department
M.F.A., Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1996
The Cooper Union, Continuing Education, 1990-1992
B.A., Connecticut College, 1989
cum laude with honors in history and studio art
Devlin Hall 401F
Sheila Gallagher is a multi-media artist living in Boston whose work explores the nature of perception, belief and different modes of representation. Her work takes many forms including video, flower installations, paintings, and computer-aided drawing. Widely exhibited in New England, Gallagher's work has been shown at such venues as The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Wellesley College.
Gallagher received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She is a Trustee of Saint Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH where she is the chairman of the contemporary exhibitions committee. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Boston College where she is Co-Director of The Becker Archive. Gallagher is represented by the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Newbury St. Boston, MA, and lives and works in Jamaica Plain.
Honors and Awards
Sheila Gallagher was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program Grant, based on eye tracking drawings that she produced using the Eye Tracking Lab in the Computer Science department at BC.
State Fellowships Honor Exceptional Artists
MCC Announces Grants in Drawing, Painting, Traditional Arts
(Boston, MA) — The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has recognized 30 Massachusetts artists for creating work of exceptional quality in the disciplines of drawing, painting, and traditional arts. The MCC's Artist Fellowship Program will award $7,500 unrestricted grants to 15 artists, and distinguish 15 others as finalists with $500 grants.
MCC's Artist Fellowships recognize the unique contribution made by artists to the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth. The fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists to recognize excellence and creative ability, and to support further development of their talents. MCC chronicles the impact of these awards in the Fellows Notes section of its ArtSake blog. Over the years, many artists of national and international prominence have won MCC fellowships.
"Massachusetts has a large and thriving community of working artists," said MCC Executive Director Anita Walker. "For these 30 individuals, the fellowships provide some of the financial support that is needed to compete in the global cultural marketplace."
- Faculty Advisor to the Art Club, Boston College
- Director of Studio Minors Program
- Co-Director of The Becker Collection