Sydney based Pop artist Kathryn Gallagher is best known for her boldly-coloured paintings based on mash ups of comic strips, advertisements and iconic Hollywood Celebrity.
Like much Pop Art, it provokes debate over ideas of originality, consumerism and the fine line between fine art and entertainment, yet at the time appeals to the child within.
Kathryn approaches the creation of her art and use of subject matter similar to how a new born child would view the world; everything is fascinating and nothing mundane.
She aims to capture a childlike innocence and wonderment in all her works, because she feels that children best understand the essence of creativity.
They don’t try to dissect and over analyse what they see, but rather get lost in the magic and joy in what this world has to offer.
Her works belong to numerous public and private national and international collections including: Rio Tinto, Resmed, Hornsby Collage of Fine Arts, and Redfern’s Indigenous museum, which owns her 2013 Amnesty International winning piece “Mabo”.
Career highlights include: 2012’s first solo show “The Return Journey” which sold out on opening night, a presentation of a commissioned work to singer – actress Julie Andrews, personal invitation to contribute commissioned work for The Marilyn Monroe Festival in both Sydney and Melbourne, and personal invitation from Martin Sharp to contribute work for “Graceland” exhibition at Goulbourn’s South Hill Gallery.
Kathryn Gallagher is considered one of Australia’s most popular and exciting young emerging artists.
She is considered by many in the art community to be one of the ones to watch.
Group and Solo Exhibitions
2015 “The Visual Word” – Blackheath – Blue Mountains – NSW (solo) solo show
2015 Superhero and Celebrity – The Fracking Redundants Gallery – Petersham Sydney CBD – NSW (solo) solo show
2014 “Superhero and Celebrity” – Art House Hotel – Pitt Street Sydney CBD – NSW (solo) solo show
2014 Hitchcock and Heroes – South Hill Gallery Goulbourn – NSW (solo) solo show
2013 Two sides to the story – Tap Gallery – Darlinghurst – NSW (solo) solo show
2013 Martin Sharp presents “Graceland” – South Hill Gallery – Goulbourn – NSW (group) group show
2013 Cozmix Pop exhibition – Surry Hills – NSW (group)
2013 Pyrmont art Prize – Pyrmont – NSW (group)
2013 Pride exhibition, prize – Tap Gallery – Sydney – NSW (group) Winner
2013 The Marilyn Monroe Festival – Sydney – NSW (group)
2013 The Marilyn Monroe Festival – Melbourne – VIC (group)
2013 Women on Boards – Tap Gallery – Sydney – NSW (group) Winner
2013 Wilde in the Country – South Hilly Gallery – Goulburn – NSW (group)
2013 Out loud exhibition, prize – Tap Gallery – Sydney – NSW (group) Winner
2013 Amnesty International Art Prize – Tap Gallery – Sydney – NSW (group) Winner
2012 The Return Journey – Tap Gallery – Sydney – NSW (solo)
2012 Pyrmont art Prize – Pyrmont – NSW
Anala Art Advisory looks forward to any queries you have regarding Kathryn’s extraordinary work.