Visual Fine Artist + Art Instructor + Lecturer
Daniele Gabriel is a representational artist whose art works offer narratives that depict figures in costumes from both historical and contemporary pop culture in a style approaching magical realism. Her work often shows isolation of dressed-up figures as a symbolism of her personal view of feeling excluded. She was born with moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. To compensate for her aural isolation, she would sometimes fabricate imaginary dialogues for the conversations she saw going on around her since she could not hear them. Because of the profound impact these experiences had on her growing up, she still finds herself making up stories now, as if living in her own imagination in both reality and in her creations.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
- Thomas Merton