Gloria Gaddis

Gloria Gaddis

 Painting is a process of becoming. Painting involves risks and rewards; tangible and intangible ideas; plus my work incorporates the universal and personal (subjective & objective) into a single view.

Painting helps me extend my vocabulary beyond mere words into the realm of the imagination. I have no way of predicting the “final” look of my work. It is more like a dance; a give & take; and a rhythm of many working relationships; aware of possibilities as they emerge.

So, how do I know when a painting is finished? When all the parts are working in harmony. When I am empty and it is full. When I know that one more move will alter everything or change the entire meaning of the work.

In the end, we all return to what we know and in the process, we may see something NEW in ourselves, our times, or our culture. This is the way it is with my work. There are elements of surprise, transitions of color and movement, and struggles between chaos and calm. These are the ambiguities of life.

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 2015 Gebert ContemporaryAnnual Summer Artwalk Show Scottsdale Arizona 

 University Club“Under Pressure” (3 person show: Burton, Gaddis, Sandifur) Phoenix Arizona 

 Armstrong Prior Studios Dan Welden Solar Plate Workshop Phoenix Arizona 

 2014 Gebert Contemporary Summer Artwalk Scottsdale Arizona

 2013 Gerbert Contemporary Works on Paper Scottsdale Arizona 

 Sue Greenwood Fine Art Group Figurative Exhibition Laguna Beach California 

 Gebert Contemporary 3 AZ Artists – (Gaddis, Parsons, Sannit) – February 7, 2013 Scottsdale Arizona 

 Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum 2013 Art Auction Phoenix Arizona 

 2012 Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art“Exploring AZ Talent”Paradise Valley Arizona 

 2012 Mesa Arts Calendar Hand pulled prints Mesa Arizona 

 Group Show Opening PIKNIK Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts 

 Edgewater Gallery Small Works Show Middlebury Vermont 

 Gebert Contemporary New Abstracts – Summer Show Scottsdale Arizona 

Nieto Fine Arts Featured Artist – Fall Show San Francisco California 

 2011 Gebert Contemporary Summer Artwalk Scottsdale Arizona

 Nieto Fine Art Group Show San Francisco California 

Edgewater Gallery“Textures of Us” Show Middlebury Vermont Online Fine Art GallerySt. LouisMissouri 

Sue Greenwood Fine Art Fall Figurative ShowLaguna BeachCalifornia

 2010 Gebert Contemporary 6 Abstract Artists Scottsdale Arizona 

Business Art Center TRIBE Manitou Springs Colorado

 Martha’s Vineyard PIKNIK Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts 

2009 Sue Greenwood Fine Art The Painted Figure Laguna Beach California 

Gebert ContemporaryAtmosphere RedefinedScottsdaleArizona 

Gebert GalleryAmerican AbstractionsVenice BeachCalifornia 

Phoenix Mayor’s Office ExhibitionAbstractsPhoenixArizona 

2008 Rocky Mountain BiennialJuror: Michael PagliaFt. CollinsColorado 

Gebert GalleryOpening – Group ShowVenice BeachCalifornia

 C GalleryGroup ShowSanta FeNew Mexico 

2007 Phoenix Airport MuseumBeyond Seeing: AbstractPhoenixArizona 

Chiaroscuro GalleryAncestorsScottsdaleArizona 

Sue Greenwood Fine ArtPoetic DreamsLaguna BeachCalifornia 

Denise Roberge GalleryGroup ShowPalm DesertCalifornia 

Chandler Center for the ArtsAscension-PrintsChandlerArizona 


Chiaroscuro GalleryConversations in ColorScottsdaleArizona 

Cattle Track Arts CompoundBreakfast Club ShowScottsdaleArizona 

AZ Icon StudioThe Arizona Print Group ShowPhoenixArizona 

2005 Herberger TheaterUnder the Influence of ColorPhoenixArizona 

Chiaroscuro GalleryThe Garden SeriesScottsdaleArizona 

Burton Barr LibraryThe AZ Print GroupPhoenixArizona 

J. Pierce White Oak GalleryFiguresMinneapolisMinnesota 

Dinnerware GalleryThe AZ Print GroupTucsonArizona

 2004 Chiaroscuro GalleryShared TraditionsScottsdaleArizona

 Denise Roberge GalleryBreathing SpacePalm DesertCalifornia 

Shemer Art CenterAZ Print GroupPhoenixArizona 

Grand Canyon UniversityInk, Paper, PressPhoenixArizona 

2003 Chiaroscuro GalleryBeyond PlaceSanta FeNew Mexico 

White Oak GalleryElusive ElementsEdinaMinnesota 

Tang GalleryThe AZ Print GroupBisbeeArizona 

ASU WestAZ Women s CaucusPhoenixArizona 

Chiaroscuro GallerySacred TimeScottsdaleArizona 

2002 Great American Rivers Art InstituteWalpoleNew Hampshire 

2001 Phoenix Center for the ArtsDraw the LinePhoenixArizona 

White Oak GalleryMonotypesEdinaMinnesota 

Duley-Jones GalleryGroup ShowScottsdaleArizona 

Chiaroscuro GalleryOpening Group ShowSanta FeNew Mexico 

2000  Eiteljorg MuseumNew Art of the WestIndianapolisIndiana 

Suzanne Brown GalleriesScottsdaleArizona 

1999 Kerr Cultural CenterScottsdaleArizona Scottsdale Community CollegeSacred Time

ScottsdaleArizona 1998Gallery 84Juror – MarisolNew YorkNew York 


AZ Aqueous XIITubacArizona 

B.J. Spoke Gallery ExpoNew YorkNew York 

Chautauqua Center for the ArtsInvitationalChautauquaNew York 


1998-2001 Scottsdale Community College Adjunct Faculty  



University of Minnesota

MFAMinneapolisMinnesota 1995-1998University of MinnesotaMasters in Adult EducationMinneapolisMinnesota  


Fitchburg MuseumMGNE Ntnl. Biennial ExhibitionFitchburgMassachusetts 


 2010 AZ LIFESTYLE – Profile – June issue – Passion to Paint 

 2010 STUDIO VISIT 2010 – Open Studio Press – Volume 12 

 2008 CONTEMPORARY FORUM Auction & catalog – Phoenix Art Museum CF 

 2008 DESERT LIVING Wonder Women in the Arts – by Amy Abrams 

 2007 STUDIO VISIT (premiere edition)

  2006 PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN Emerging Artists 

 2005 DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE The Language of 

 2005 ARTBOOK OF THE NEW WEST The Spirit of Place 

 2005 FIRST MONDAYS ART SALON @ Burton Barr Library Phoenix, AZ 

 2004 SOUTHWEST ART Breathing Space 

 2004 ARIZONA REPUBLIC Contemporary Petroglyphs 

 2002 ARTBOOK OF THE NEW WEST – artist profile 



Luciano Benetton – Chairman Bennetton Group, Villa Minelli, Panzano Treviso, Italy
Carlo Tunioli, New York, NY
The June & Craig Ponzio Foundation, Evergree, CO
ASARCO Headquarters, Tucson, AZ
The Fink Family Fondation, Minneapolis, MN
Jim Flaws and Marcia Weber, Corning Inc Corning, NY
Nelson Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ
Cindy & John Gates, Newport Beach, CA
Victor & Lois Yates, Scottsdale, AZ
Trevor & Debbie Creed, Scottsdale, AZ
Mary & Jeff Ehret, Coronado, CA
Genaro and Monica Larrea, Paradise Valley, AZ
Bill and Joanie Was, Paradise Valley, AZ
Elizabeth Arden Collection, Scottsdale, AZ
Axl Rose, Malibu, CA
Stephen & Jill Karp, Palm Beach, FL
Ray and Susan Johnson Collection, Wayzata, MN
Southcoast LLC, Mastro Companies, Scottsdale, AZ
Kathy Jones, Whitehorse, OH
Paul Casey – Scottsdale, AZ
Cebe Studios, Stinson Beach, CA
Kathy and Stephen Irwin, Boca Raton, FL
Y. Smith, Phoenix, AZ
Craig & June Ponzio
Weisman Art Museum, Mpls, MN