Gabrielle Reeves

Gabrielle Reeves
is a visual artist from Casper Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Wyoming in 2009, and upon graduation engaged in a number of exhibitions, residencies and juried shows throughout the United States as well as abroad. In June of 2011, Gabrielle moved to Istanbul Turkey where she is now living and working as a freelance artist.

Artist Statement
My work explores reciprocal interactions between myself and my shifting environments. Over the past few years, I have traveled to and worked as an artist in many challenging environments. I have often been thrown out of the comforts of home and into a foreign culture, where emotional and bureaucratic difficulties are expected. I have since become interested in my sense of self, personal identity, how we affect the world around us, and how we too are transformed by our surroundings.

While I work consistently as a studio artist, I am always incorporating travel into my life as a way to provide constant inspiration and new ways of working. As a painter who works primarily in oil and watercolor, I spend significant time concentrating on involved projects in my studio. Yet after years of travel, I have realized that plein air and life drawing are vital for me to maintain necessary drawing skills and gestural energy. Therefore, my work continuously maintains a balance between studio projects and on location drawing.