Biography

Gail is a New York-based, emerging artist with a background in Art History and Education.  Gail is presently studying at The Art Students League with Bruce Dorfman, and independently with Sian Robertson.  Gail previously studied with Martha Bloom, also at the Art Students League.  Gail worked as a Museum Educator at The Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as an educator in the New York City school system, and as a Yoga instructor. 

Artist's Statement

I create abstract mixed media collages and geometric constructions using up-cycled materials, vintage found objects, and household items.

My art has been an ongoing exploration of layering colors and shapes, the interaction of negative and positive space,  and the combining of 2- and 3- dimensional forms.  I strive for balance, simplicity and complexity, chaos and harmony.  I have been further led to experimentation with light, shadow, and movement.

Lately I have been fascinated by the possibilities of string: taut, loose, wound, woven, raw, or painted, and it's incorporation into the circular form.

Exhibitions

  • The Center at Maple Grove, Kew Gardens, NY,  Full Circle, Solo Exhibition, November 2022

Juried Group Shows

2022

  • Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC, Holiday Wreath Exhibition
  • Local Project, LIC, NY, Trash
  • Culture Lab/Plaxall Gallery,  LIC-Artists' Affordable Art Show
  • Westbury Arts, Westbury, NY, Uncovered Treasures: Mixed Media Masterpieces  
  • Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Wide Open
  • Culture Lab/Plaxall Gallery, LIC-Artists A Spring Art Affair
  • Westbury Arts, Westbury, NY, Tiempo Eterno - Timeless exhibition in celebration of Women's History month

2021

  • Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, Holiday Wreath Exhibition
  • Culture Lab/Plaxall Gallery, LIC-Artists' Affordable Art Show
  • Atlantic Gallery, NYC, LIC-Artists Members Show
  • AHA Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, Viva La Memento Mori
  •  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Recycle
  •  AHA Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, Summer Salon
  •  LIC-Artists’ Members Show, CultureLab/Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY
  •  AHA Fine Art, Made to Love (online)
  •  LIC-Artists, Culture Lab LIC, Queens Memory Project, and Queens Public Library: Queens2020 Time Capsule Exhibition (online)

2020

  • Local Project, LIC, NY: Soul Cakes (AHA Fine Art)
  • New York School of the Arts online exhibition: The Light Beyond the Wall 
  • LIC-Artists: Spring Online Exhibition
  • Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY: Creative Mosaic
  • Atlantic Gallery, NYC: LIC-Artists Members Show

2019

  • Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY: Off the Wall, Affordable Art Exhibition
  • NAWA Gallery, NYC:  New (Juried) Members Exhibition
  • Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY: Fear III: Visiting Death
  • Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY: Creative Mosaic
  • Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY: Long Island City - Artists Members Showcase 
  • Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY: Recycle
  • National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC: The Art of Layering
  • Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY: Pairings Exhibition
  • Annual Art Students League Small Works Show at Manhattan Borough President's Office
  • Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY: Red Envelope Exhibition

2018

  • Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY: Off the Wall, Affordable Art Exhibition 

 Arts Students League class exhibitions: February 2017, April 2018, April 2019, June 2022

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