Selected Exhibitions

“Steppin’ Out”


Ink and oil on Stonehenge paper

50 x 38″

“Rainbow Room”


Acrylic and oil on Stonehenge paper

50″ x 38″



Acrylic and oil on Stonehenge paper

50 x 38″

Blue Heron Gallery Online

13 January to 12 February, 2021.  A Virtual Art Gallery Show with the Blue Heron Gallery Online.   Twelve works were shown, all created during the Covid-19 quarantine.  These are three of those works, “Steppin’ Out,”, “Rainbow Room,” and “Sinfonia.”

Real Eyes Gallery  Adams MA

Mining Memory, solo show, 2019
This exhibition featured 13 large scale collaged canvas paintings completed in 2018-19, after my move to North Adams.  This was the first time this work had left the studio.
Curated by Bill Riley


Solo show at Augusts Saint-Gaudens’ historic homestead in Cornish, New Hampshire

The Painting Center

New York, NY  

Scorpion and Chickadee
Solo show of recent paintings

Haggerty Gallery  University of Dallas

Pieced and Painted, Galen Cheney and Andrea Myers, 2020
I was thrilled to show with artist Andrea Myers in this expansive exhibition that highlighted a dialog between her sewn fabric works and my collaged canvas paintings.  Curated by gallery director Nina Hayes.

Da Wang Culture Highland Shenzhen, China

This exhibition was part of an artist residency I had in 2015 in a small city outside Shenzhen.

Edgewater Gallery  Stowe, Vermont

Look Up, solo show, 2019
this show highlighted the intersection of and conversation between my oil paintings and process-driven collaged paintings.  Curated by Kelly Holt.

The kent museum

calais, vermont 


Art Expo

New York, NY

“In their visual sophistication and experiential presence, Cheney’s works give rise to an experience; her works unfold under the viewer’s close attention, viscerally, and in some duration, as a seed might germinate in the presence of the sun.  The viewer’s process of seeing the paintings mirrors the artist’s process of making them.  Seeing them is physical.  To see them is to watch them undergoing their subtle shifts of material and topography in a push-pull relationship: they draw you in, and like the palette knife excavates the layers below, they scrape you away.”


 Amy Rahn, Ph.D, Asst. Professor of Art History & Charles Danforth Gallery Director, University of Maine at Augusta

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Artist in the Northern Berkshires

Galen Cheney