I am an exhibiting artist with an extensive resume of exhibitions, awards, and publications. My artwork is primary costume and installation, with an exploration of the female archetype. I have attended Pittsburgh Filmmakers, studying digital art and photo manipulation and have recently produced three art Tarot decks and other deck formatted artists books.
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Patty Gallagher, born in Ireland and raised in Pittsburgh, is an artist whose costume, performance, and installation work beginning in 1`1998, has evolved into aspects including photography, video, and card decks/artists books.
She has exhibited internationally, in Ireland, Great Britain, and Canada, and nationally in Denver, Chicago, Portland, Howard Co. Maryland, Berkeley, and Mesa.
She has created installations of her costumed ladies for the Frick, the Warhol, CMU, the Westmoreland Museum, Carnegie Museum, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her window installations have been featured at the Warhol, many retail businesses, Boxheart Gallery, and by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. She has had one person exhibits at GalleriEChiz,, Studio Z, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Center for the arts
Selected group exhibitions have included the Torpedo Factory in D.C., the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, and at GalleriEChiz, Studio Z, Concept Art Gallery and Three Rivers Arts Festival, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annuals, and many runway and live events. She was a featured artist at the Wood Street Gallery”s Year of American Crafts.
She won the “Award of Excellence” at the Dairy Barn, been awarded a one-person exhibition at the Westmoreland, jurors awards at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh annuals and Studio Z, and her work has been purchased by the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art. In 2000, she was awarded a foundation grant for excellence in art by the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Her costumes have been published by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Ornament Magazine, Threads Magazine, Fiberarts Magazine, Fiberarts Design Book six and Kennedy Publication’s the Best of American Artists (mixed media).