Gabrielle Cinelli was born in 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her education as an artist began immediately, due to the fact that she was born into a family of artists. Her mother was a figurative and landscape artist, her father an architect, her aunt and uncle were both artists, her grandmother was an illustrator and her grandfather was Bernhard von Eichman, a famous impressionist painter who was part of a group of bay area painters called The Society of Six. There was always art and art materials in her home during her youth, and she was given a lot freedom and encouragement to draw whenever she wanted.
Being immersed in a wide variety of arts and crafts throughout her youth has been the most important part of her art education. Gabrielle studied fine art at Colorado State University and the University of New Mexico. She has continued to take one or two classes a year to keep improving her eye.
Over the years, Gabrielle has come to find that her many creative interests were really just explorations into a few deep passions -- the figure, patterns, geometric shapes, color, and light. She has experimented in many mediums and is now focusing on the spontaneity of collage and the brilliant colors of oil paints in this current body of work.
Gabrielle’s artwork is driven by a deep curiosity about life and the possibility of forces and influences in our lives that go unseen. Her recent body of work is about revealing this pattern, matrix or blueprint behind our lives and the ways in which we interact with this invisible web around us.
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