Representational painter and draftsman Christopher Gallego was born in Queens, NY,
in 1959 and grew up in Glen Cove, NY. After earning his BA in 1982, he studied at the
National Academy of Design in New York, completing in 1986.
From 1992-1998 he taught painting at the United Nations Fine Art Society,
where he worked with artists from many parts of the world. He has since
taught private and group classes as well as workshops in New York, New Jersey
and the Hudson Valley.
A partial list of exhibitions includes OK Harris Works of Art, Hirschl & Adler Modern,
Seraphin Gallery, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Brandywine River Museum,
the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Naples Museum of Art, The Arkansas Arts Center
and the Rockefeller Fund.
He is the recipient of fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts,
the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation , the Pollock Krasner Foundation
and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
HIs 2012 e-book The Art of Observation is available at: