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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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Winter Garden 4
Giclee Print

$ 160 - $ 300
$ 136 - $ 255
Winter Garden 1
Giclee Print

$ 160 - $ 300
$ 136 - $ 255
Winter Garden 2
Giclee Print

$ 160 - $ 300
$ 136 - $ 255
Winter Garden 3
Giclee Print

$ 160 - $ 300
$ 136 - $ 255
Bloomer 1
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 13
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 2
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 14
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 10
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 16
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Medium Lasting Love
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 360
$ 306
Cross My Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 100
$ 85
Baby Love Stay Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 90
$ 76.50
Hold Your Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 96
$ 81.60
Figures Study
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Fall Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Spring Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Garden Party with Dandelion
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Bloomer Garden Party II
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Bloomer Garden Party I
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Garden Trio
Acrylic Painting

$ 900
$ 765
Garden Contours 1
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 1,360
The Eager Geek
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
The Introvert
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
Oh, Brother
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
Pie Pride
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
The Bird-Watcher
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
Dotty
Giclee Print

$ 98
$ 83.30
Bloomer 8
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 4
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 22
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 19
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 20
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 11
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 9
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 21
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Bloomer 12
Giclee Print

$ 88
$ 74.80
Wire Foliage II
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage IV
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage VI
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage III
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage V
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Foliage I
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 248
$ 210.80
Wire Bloomer 3
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 7
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 4
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 6
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 9
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 1
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 2
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 8
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wire Bloomer 5
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
SOLD
Breezy by Barbara Gilhooly (Acrylic Painting)
Breezy
Acrylic Painting

Sold Out
Wire Heart, Wide
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 360
$ 306
Funnel of Love Jr.
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 150
$ 127.50
Large Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 560
$ 476
Correlated Grid
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Medium Love So Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Small Love Line Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 140
$ 119
9 Wire Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 190
$ 161.50
Small Love So Strong Heart
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 290
$ 246.50
Funnel of Love II
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Funnel of Love I
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 260
$ 221
Love So Strong
Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 650
$ 552.50
Garden Patterns
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Low Bridge
Acrylic Painting

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

$ 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