Italian born Alessandro Gallo pursued studies in both law and fine art at the University of Genoa, Italy, and Chelsea College of Art in London, respectively. He has traveled extensively in the past seven years in pursuit of residency opportunities at such venues as the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; La Meridiana in Certaldo, Italy; Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center in Japan; and at the LH Project in Joseph, Oregon. Gallo’s work has been included in dozens of exhibitions, including recent shows at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York, New York; the Jill George Gallery in London; the Abmeyer + Wood Gallery in Seattle, Washington; and Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, Massachusetts.
Gallo’s sculptures are at once both animal and human, as they pair heads of animals with the body language of an individual, exploring behavior, humor, and disposition. He says of his work, “I combine the animal head and the meanings they evoke with the silent language of our body and the cultural codes of fashion in order to portray some individuals, the larger subcultures they belong to, and the habitat we share.”