A visit to the shore

b. 1960 Stamford CT


Ms. Gallace is an artist who works within the self-imposed confines of a rigorously limited scale and subject matter. She is a painter of small, unpeopled landscapes in which a modest number of elements – a house, a barn, a boat; bushes, grass, sky – recur with a quietly mesmerising insistence. In focusing on a particularly favoured motif, the idealised form of a windowless white New England cottage, Gallace succeeds in isolating something universally familiar yet utterly mysterious. Though instantly recognisable as a work by Gallace, each individual painting is a unique rumination on stillness and structure. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and her MFA from Rutgers University. 

Gallace has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York, 2017; La Conservera, Murcia, Spain, 2011; The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2004; Dallas Museum of Art, 2003; and Museum Schloss-Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany, 1996. Group shows in which she has participated include 'September 11', MoMA PS1, New York, 2011; Whitney Biennial 2010, New York; and 'Ideal Standard Life' at Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, 1996.