"We sleep in squares, in boxes, inside bigger boxes. We work in spaces carved up into cubes inside towers. We take breaks looking at rectangles filled with filtered pixels. My paintings are maps to the curving organic pockets of peace and eternal grounded presence found in elemental natural places."
Gabriella Mirabelli, an emerging artist, captures the beauty and simplicity of the natural world. Her paintings offer a unique perspective on modern life, reminding us to connect with nature and find stillness. Guided by color and shape, she transports viewers to a peaceful realm, inviting them to slow down and reconnect.
Water serves as a recurring theme in Mirabelli's work. Through her exploration of light and shadow, she reveals the essence of water's ever-changing nature. Her paintings capture its character, whether racing or still, sparkling or deep with darkness.
Despite her detour into consulting, Mirabelli's passion for art endured. She produced, directed and edited an NEA-funded, award-winning documentary and co-founded an Emmy award-winning creative agency. The pandemic allowed her to rediscover her artistic roots.
Her artwork has been selected for the "Made in New York 2023" exhibition at Schweinfurth Art Center, where it received a Jurors' Award. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society also chose her piece, "Reservoir Sunrise," for their esteemed 2023 juried National Watermedia Exhibition. Additionally, Mirabelli's artwork will be featured in the View Center for Arts and Culture's summer exhibition, "Ripple & Roar." Notably, Teatown Lake Nature Preserve has licensed one of her works as the marketing visual for their 2023 Fundraising Gala.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist