Gabrielle Abbott is an award winning, multi-media artist based in Seattle. Her diverse practice includes site-specific installation, mixed media painting, digital video and community activism. Her works explore themes of spirituality, social justice, and feminism. Gabrielle's murals and chalk drawings are commissioned by international clients around the world, including The Hague City Government and Bellevue Art Museum.
She is known for her ability to combine contemporary subjects with traditional painting techniques. Gabrielle exhibits internationally and has won awards for her paintings and digital illustrations. As a teacher and activist, she focuses on serving the needs of her community, and fostering creative empowerment within her students. In addition to her own artistic practice, she partners with various organizations to direct community art projects. Gabrielle holds an MFA from University of the Arts London and currently teaches Fine Arts at Antioch University in Seattle.
Shoreline News, “La Madonnara Creates Chalk Art in Shoreline as part of Arts al Fresco,” 2014
The Seattle Times, “Painting the Walls of Garfield High with History,” 2012
Bellevue Reporter, “Chalk Art Tradition Continues at the Bellevue Arts Festival,” 2012.
The Seattle Times, “Garfield Mural Nears Finish Line” 2010
2014 MFA Conceptual Art, University of the Arts London, UK
2012 BA Liberal Arts, Antioch University, Seattle
2009 Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2005 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston