Gabrielle Graves is a Michigander at heart who grew up in the small town of Marshall and has always felt most comfortable when covered in paint. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art & Design from the University of Michigan in April of 2017. Shortly after graduating, Gabrielle moved to Snowmass Village, CO to work in the Photography & New Media and Painting departments at the internationally known Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She later became a photography Artist-in-Residence there in Fall 2018. She has also worked as a studio manager for Isa Catto Studio in Woody Creek, CO and teaches kids and teen classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Gabrielle's work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Patton-Mallott Gallery at Anderson Ranch, the Littleton Museum, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and she has collaborated with other artists to create installations such as DECONSCIOUSNESS, which was shown at the STAMPS School of Art & Design in 2017. She had a two-person exhibit at the Littleton Museum with artist Courtney Cotton titled per•spec•tives from May-July of 2020. Most recently, she was the 2020-21 photography resident of the Kirk Newman Art School Post-Baccalaureate Residency Program at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. There, she worked for nine months on a project entitled Head Case.
Gabrielle’s practice employs photography, painting, installation, and writing to divulge honest articulations of the psychological space; exploring the confounding narratives of internal vs external identity, ultimately encouraging empathy through reflection.