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BIOGRAPHY

Gabriele began her studies as an artist early on in Germany. She continued after arriving in Ottawa at the Ottawa School of Art and Algonquin College. Teachers such as Morton Baslaw, Jack Reed, Franny Golden, Andrea Maguire influenced her techniques and artistic expressions. After relocating to Toronto, Gabriele taught Art at George Brown College, the International Institute of Design, the Art Institute and the ArtBarn. Gabriele has continued expanding her own growth as an artist by attending many workshops, not only in Canada, but the United States and Germany.

ARTIST STATEMENT

What captures Gabriele’s interest is a representation of nature and the feelings our experiences of nature evoke. Her medium is water colour, mixed medium and encaustic, which allow her to explore ways of using layers upon layers of colour to convey inner dispositions and feelings in an abstract manner, inviting and enabling the viewer to experience his or her unique emotional reaction to her paintings. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto. Gabriele’s Heather Series of paintings for example, represent an undulation, isolation and shifting of perspectives. The images vacillate between abstraction and representation, evoking metaphorical scenic interpretations.

EDUCATION and ACCREDITATION

Member of Woman’s Art Association, Toronto,
The Artbarn, Watercolour Instructor, 2007-2008
Art Institute of Toronto, Instructor, 2006-2007
International Academy of Design, Instructor, 2000-2002
George Brown College, Instructor, 1998-2002,
Fine Arts Diploma Toronto School of Art,
Member of the Watercolour Society,
Art Therapy Diploma, Toronto Art Therapy Institute,
Interior Design Diploma, Algonquin College, Ottawa
Studied Philosophy, University of Toronto,

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition, LEONARDO Galleries, 2010
Who’sdoneit, 2009
The Little Art Show, 2009
Woman’s Art Association Members Exhibition 2009
The Loft Gallery, Clarksburg-Blue Mountain, ON, 2009
Propeller Gallery, Members Exhibition, Toronto, 2009
Woman’s Art Association Members Exhibition 2008
Propeller Gallery, Members Exhibition, Toronto, 2008
Propeller Gallery, Members Exhibition, Toronto, 2007
Toronto School of Art Exhibition2006
Solo Exhibition, Eclectica Gallery, Kingston, 2000
Ottawa School of Art Exhibition
Art Lending, Ottawa
Solo Exhibition, The Mill Street Gallery, Almonte, ON