About the Artist
Jacqueline Gelfuso Gallo lives on the East End of Long Island. She has earned a BFA and MFA, both with a concentration in drawing and painting.
A native New Englander, Jackie relocated to Long Island in the summer of 2006 completing her masters at the Hartford Art School. Combined, she has fifteen years of experience as a professor of fine arts, as well as, K-12 art education.
As an educator in the arts, Jackie feels it is essential to guide all students to develop and deepen their critical sense of the arts as it relates to everyday life. She finds her motivation in her students and the changes she witnesses in their confidence and abilities. She truly enjoys getting to know her students and the fact that she learns along with them.
Currently Jackie teaches high school art full time in addition to working in her home studio on large scale paintings and drawings. She has exhibited her two-dimensional work in New England, New York, and Italy. Her jewelry has been featured in craft magazines and within local craft galleries. She is working on her second master’s degree in art education. When she’s not in her studio, Jackie loves spending time with her husband and two kitties, practicing guitar and kayaking in Vermont (her happy place). You can almost always find her in the forest on a trail, and spending time with her family in New England.