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Gabrielle Garland

Gabrielle Garland

Gabrielle Garland holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Chicago. Garland's parents are both artists and when she was young her mother started a decorative painting company, focusing on historic preservation. Garland assisted her mother on a number of projects, which had a major impact on the artist's practice as she came to associate painting with built space.

Focusing on areas of human habitation, Garland does not seek to directly depict these spaces, but rather to communicate the ways we experience place. To that end she twists the rules of perspective to better suit the shift in focus and vantage point that occurs when we are in a room or outside a building. Memory is integral to the process. Garland takes photographs to remind her of the experience of a space and when translating them to drawings she combines alternative perspectives from different photographs to create 'a kind of virtual collage allowing many different systems of order to exist in a single piece.'

Garland's work has been exhibited widely throughout America. The Hughes Gallery is delighted to have brought her work to Australia. She will be presented at Now Chicago! an exhibition by contemporary Chicago artists to coincide with the 2014 Biennale of Sydney.


University of Chicago, MFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA

Awards and Honors

2010 University of Chicago, Full Tuition Award
2009 University of Chicago, Half Tuition Award
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Enrichment Scholarship recipient


2013 19th Annual Outside Art Fair - Harbert, MI
2013 Judith Racht Gallery - Harbert, MI, with Scott Wolniak, Brandon Larson, Magalie
Guerin, Stacie Maya Johnson, and Isak Applin / Carl Baratta
2013 Elmhurst Art Museum - Elmhurst, IL, silent auction and live auction of original work of art
2013 Elmhurst Art Museum - Elmhurst, IL, Open House: Art about Home, with Alberto Aguilar, Martin Hyers and William Mebane, Alyssa Miserendino, and Ann Toebbe
2011 DOVA Temporary - Chicago, group exhibition
2011 DOVA Temporary - Chicago, solo exhibition
2011  Murdertown - Chicago, group show
2011 Roots & Culture - Chicago, 5th Annual Fundraiser Party
2010 Roots & Culture - Chicago, with CJ Matherne
2010 Corbett vs. Dempsey - Chicago, East Wing, solo show in conjunction with the Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition
2010 Art Chicago, selected paintings exhibited by Corbett vs. Dempsey, booth #132
2010 Roots & Culture, Chicago, 4th Annual Fundraiser Party
2009 Rymer Gallery, Sullivan Center - Chicago, group show
2006 Shore Bank - Chicago, Private collection, acquisition by Ryan Schommer
2006 Mess Hall - Chicago, group show
2005 Chicago Center for Green Technology, group show
2005 Gallery 2 - Chicago, “Art Bash,” group show


2013 Chicago Sun Times Splash Magazine, "The It List: Can't-Miss Art Exhibits In The City"
2013 Newcity Art, Review: Open House: Art About Home / Elmhurst Art Museum /
2013 TimeOut Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum presents "Open House: Art About Home" Curator Staci Boris talks about her first EAM show.
2011 Gapers Block, Art Around Town: "If you want to see some art, here's where to go."
2011 Chicago Art Review, Weekend Preview: 5th Annual Fundraiser @ Roots & Culture
2011 Chicago Art Magazine, "Artists You Should Know: Scott Wolniak's Picks"
2010  Newcity Art, Fall Art Preview: Jason Foumberg's Picks