Architecture, memory and myth

in my studio


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.





Biographical Information

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.

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