Gabrielle Graves is a Michigander at heart who grew up in the small town of Marshall, MI 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 has also worked as a studio assistant for Isa Catto Studio. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions such as the Patton-Mallott Gallery at Anderson Ranch and the Littleton Museum, 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. Gabrielle’s practice employs photography, painting, installation, and writing to divulge honest articulations of the psychological space. She is inspired by relationships and forms of identity. Her work often questions the disconnect between internal pain and its socially unacceptable expression, exploring vulnerability and human connection.