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.


interview with voyage phoenix:  http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-gloria-gaddis-gg/ 

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GLORIA GADDIS – SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 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


 Drift-art.com 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 


2006

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 


1997


AZ Aqueous XIITubacArizona 


B.J. Spoke Gallery ExpoNew YorkNew York 


Chautauqua Center for the ArtsInvitationalChautauquaNew York 


 TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

1998-2001 Scottsdale Community College Adjunct Faculty  


EDUCATION 

1995-1998

University of Minnesota

MFAMinneapolisMinnesota 1995-1998University of MinnesotaMasters in Adult EducationMinneapolisMinnesota  

 

Fitchburg MuseumMGNE Ntnl. Biennial ExhibitionFitchburgMassachusetts 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 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 


 2001 SLIDE SLAM @ SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 


 PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 

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