Sally Gall Biography

Sally Gall was born in Washington, D.C. in 1956. After attending Reed College and receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978, she settled in Houston, Texas. In 1987, Sally Gall moved to New York City. Until recently, Gall worked solely in black and white, using nature as her subject. In her most recent work, titled Elemental, Gall uses black and white and color photography to feature the enigmatic abstraction of the natural world throughout her forty-year career by presenting works from a few of her series: Water’s Edge, Subterranea, Blossoms, Heavenly Creatures, and Aerial.

Sally Gall has been a professional artist for more than 25 years and her work has been awarded all over the globe. She has received a Rockefeller Foundation residency, and her work is featured in notable public and private collections like The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia.

Gall’s work attempts to reflect on the human experience and our place in the natural world. In her words, “I want viewers to notice things they don't normally see and consider their connection to the natural world. I hope my photographs will make people appreciate the beauty of nature and the fragility of our environment.” Her focus has been maintained throughout the years and her dedication to her love of nature is quite commendable.