Gabrielle Abbott
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BIO

Biography

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Gabrielle Abbott is an award winning, internationally recognized 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 sexual expression. She is known for her ability to combine contemporary subjects with traditional painting techniques. Gabrielle's murals and chalk drawings are commissioned by clients around the world including The Hague City Government and Bellevue Art Museum. She exhibits internationally, winning 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 creative practice, she partners with various organizations to direct community art projects. Gabrielle holds an MFA from University of the Arts London and currentlyteaches Fine Arts at Antioch University in Seattle.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE:

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EDUCATION:
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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2018        Mural Commission, Esters Enoteca, (30’ x 10’ ) Seattle, WA.
               Group Exhibition. So Sew. The Vistibule Gallery, Seattle.
2017        Public Chalk Art Commission, Lion Queen (12’ x 12’) Bellevue Arts Fair.        
               Group Exhibition. Echofluxx17 Festival. Paralelnipolis, Prague, CR
2016        Digital Animation. Confessions of a Social Bully (documentary film). Director: Lisa Cohen. 
2014        Group exhibition. MFA Degree Show. Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK
               Public Chalk Art Commission, Girl with a Pearl Earring (16’ x 16’),  The Hague, Netherlands.
2013        Mural Commission, Central District History, (12’ x 300’) Garfield High School, Seattle, WA.
               Public Chalk Art Commission, Buffalo Horse Road Woman (12’’ x 12’), Sarasota Chalk Festival. 
               Group exhibition. Threads. The Rag Factory, London, UK    
2012        Group exhibition. Celebration of Washington Artists. Washington State Convention Center.
               Public Chalk Art Commission, Leo, (15’ x 20’) Parks Department, Seattle, WA.
2011        Solo exhibition. Memories. Cheryl Sallee Gallery, Auburn, WA
               Public Chalk Art Commission, Mother Earth (12’ x 12’), Sarasota Chalk Art Festival, Sarasota, FL.

 

TEACHING
2016-Present        Antioch University, Seattle, WA.  Adjunct Professor: Fine Arts.
2018                     Middle College High School, Seattle, WA. Teaching Artist. 
2015                     The Art Institute of Seattle, WA. Workshop Leader.

COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECTS
2012                      Seattle Neighborhood Group, WA. Collaborative Mural           
2011                      The Seattle World School, Seattle, WA. Collaborative Mural
2010                     Garfield High School, Seattle, WA. Art Collaborative Mural

GRANTS/AWARDS
2017        Children’s Film Festival, Best Northwest Film. “Confessions of a Former Bully.”
2011         National Cowboy and Western Museum, Stacey Art Education Scholarship.
2010         Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, SmART Ventures Grant, Seattle, WA
2009        Premio Speciale, (First Prize for Creativity) International Chalk Competition, Grazie di Curtatone, Italy.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
    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

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