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I am an artist, arts administrator and educator. In my art practice, I explore the intersection of architecture, memory, myth and topography through drawings, sculptures and site-specific installations. I will take you through the process of making my installation work and drawings. I use a lot of found materials from my travels, scraps from city life and commercial products that are thrown away.
Gisela is the recipient of several grants and awards such as: Apex Art Outbound Residency; Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency; Bronx Museum AIM Program; EFA NYC Arts Worker Residency; Laundromat Project Create Change PD Fellowship; Smithsonian Institute Latino Museum Studies Program Fellowship; Aljira Emerge10 Fellowship; Artadia Award (Driehaus); Illinois Arts Council Artist Grants; and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. She has participated in various exhibitions and projects in national and local venues: Emerson Gallery, Berlin; The Bronx Museum of Art; Art in Odd Places: Model 2012; El Taller Boricua; Vox Populi; University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park; John Allcott Gallery, UNC; Satellite Gallery, UTSA; Aljira; Cuchifritos Gallery; ABC No Rio; Aicon Gallery; Queens Museum of Art; El Museo del Barrio; Lehman College Art Gallery; Praxis Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her work is featured in The Upset: Young Contemporary Art, a resource of international artists working with visual subcultures published by Die Gestalten Verlag. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth College.