The Old Print Shop

Kathleen Gallagher

Kathleen Gallagher was born in Manhattan and received her BA from Marymount Manhattan College and her masters from Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx. Originally trained as an art teacher, she fell in love with the printmaking process while pursuing her masters degree. When at Lehman, she studied under Arun Bose and found printmaking to be an the medium that suited her best. Through the years, she has divided her time between teaching and printmaking. 

Gallagher has exhibited her work throughout the United States. Presently, she is the president of the Society of American Graphic Artists. Her prints are in many museums including the Museum of the City of New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the De Cordova Museum, MA; and the Portland Museum, OR. Her work is also in corporate collections including Citibank, N.A.; Cushman & Wakefield, PepsiCo Inc.; and the New York Times. She was commissioned by Christie’s Contemporary Art, New York and London, England, to do two editions for American National Trust Properties. 

Through the years Gallagher's work has covered several themes including old houses, country barns, New York cityscapes, and recently the beach. “I like to capture the early morning and late afternoon sunlight with shadows. In compositing my images I create pictures within pictures. In doing so, the juxtaposition of the imagery becomes a point of departure.” The New York cityscapes are a body of work capturing the constant changes of the city’s neighborhoods and skyline.