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Gabriella Carboni

Gabriella Carboni
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My work focuses on intimacy, kinship, comfort, touch, and connection. I am constantly investigating how we interact with one another, how we support and care for each other, and how we grow apart or grow together over time. The forms I invent - and the ways that they interact with one another - strive to demonstrate human feeling and empathy. My work speaks about the interconnectedness we need and yearn for. It speaks to touch and attachment. My drawings pull inspiration from forms found in the body and in nature. Most recently, my work has drawn inspiration from tectonic plates and bodies hugging.
b. 1992, Boston, MA, USA

2017 M.F.A., Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2014 B.S., Studio Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2013 Study Abroad, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy

selected exhibitions
2022 (forthcoming) If We Get a House, w/ Lauren Anaïs Hussey, Stone House Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2022 Sequentiality: A Study of Line, Artsy / KO Art & Antiques (Online)
2022 REVERB, Visual Arts Scotland (Online)
2021 Flat File, Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Pen Pal, Stone House Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2019 Alumni Exhibition, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
2018 Lava Cake with Coconut Cream, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2018 Space Invaders, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

awards, residencies & press
2022 Chapter 89 Magazine, Vol. 4 Issue Number 6. https://chapter89magazine.com/2022/04/14/gabriella-carboni/
2018 Artist in Residence (September), SÍM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
2017 - 2018 Armory Teaching Artist Fellowship, The Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena, CA

2018 - Present
Teaching Artist, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Teach in the Studio programs and School programs (including Art & Science and Art & Math integration). Work on curriculum development. Ages k-Adult.
2017 - Present
Instructor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
ACCD’s extension program. Children & Teens.
Hold Me
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  • Hold Me
  • Drawing
Balancing Act
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  • Balancing Act
  • Pencil
A Little Squeeze
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  • A Little Squeeze
  • Pencil
To Bear
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  • To Bear
  • Pencil
Green Hug
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  • Green Hug
  • Pencil
Once One (II)
  • Gabriella Carboni
  • Once One (II)
  • Painting
Wobbly Grey Guy
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  • Wobbly Grey Guy
Spaces Between
  • Gabriella Carboni
  • Spaces Between
  • Installation