About the project
Gabrielle Shannon started her early art training at The Art Students’ League in New York and Grove Arts in Berkeley California and with numerous teachers, independently.Gabrielle’s passion for art extends well beyond painting. In 1994, she co-founded“Urban Desires”…the first online art and culture magazine on the web. Urban Desires allowed Gabrielle to explore and influence art in its many forms and won numerous awards and worldwide praise.
During this time she exhibited and curated, in places including, The Elga Wimmer Gallery; Thompson Street Gallery; and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. Gabrielle sat on the Board of Eyebeam Atelier, a Johnson & Johnson funded Arts Organization. At Eyebeam she was instrumental in creating “Digital Daycamp,” an after-school digital arts program working in conjunction with New York City Public High Schools.
When work took her west to Colorado,Gabrielle suffered a traumatic brain injury within the first week she and her family arrived in Boulder.It wasn’t until a year after that incident during recovery that she decided to paint again, full time. “It took a literal knock on the head to bring me clarity of how precious time is in our lives, and how much I want to create in the time I have left!”
Her work is shown in galleries worldwide, and online, collected privately and in the corporate and hospitality space. Corporate clients include Moden Inc., Storyvine Inc., Industry Denver, and Conversify. Gabrielle does commission work for private and institutional clients.
She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and amazing twin teen boys.