The Art of Christian Gabriel  

 

 

~ Artist Bio ~

                  Christian Gabriel American Artist: b. 1984. Christian Gabriel was born in Amityville, NY in 1984. Being a war veteran who struggled with PTSD, he found his outlet through painting. It was after going to local art shows that he became inspired & his monochromatic world turned colorful. A world where you can do anything or be anyone. Christian started painting in 2007. In 2010, he opened Christian Gabriel Art, a fine art studio that specializes in traditional commissions as well as digital design. He studied Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of Las Vegas where he earned his Bachelors in 2013. After college, Christian gained professional experience working at a high volume fine art production company. In 2016, Christian relocated to Portland where he was invited to join the advisory committee for The Oregon Society of Artists. Gabriel?s most recent addition, The Garden Collection was created as a symbol of growth & new beginnings. Christian uses bright and vibrant colors that represent his personality. His flower people imply movement whether they are dancing or simply meditating. The painting ?One Mind, One Garden? was featured in an episode of the IFC hit TV series Portlandia (2017).

~ Artist Statement ~

         "Love saved my life. I looked everywhere to find it, but I finally found it in myself. We never know how much longer we have on this earth. Tomorrow was never promised. Be yourself, be GREAT!" -CG


~ Artist CV ~

CHRISTIAN GABRIEL

b. 1984, Amityville, New York
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon

EDUCATION
  •      2013  The Art Institute of Las Vegas, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
     2017  CG Art Reception, Pearl Gallery, Portland, OR
  •      2017  CG Art Reception, Glow Boutique Salon, Portland, OR
  •      2016  CG Art Reception, Indigo @12West, Portland, OR
  •      2016  CG Art Reception, SidecarPDX, Portland, OR
  •      2014  CG Art Reception, DTLA Tattoo & Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  •      2010  CG Art Reception, Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
     2017  35th Annual Rose Festival Show, The Oregon society of Artists, Portland,OR
     2017  50 Shades of Red, Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
     2017  NY Waste Magazine's 20th Anniversary Art Show, East Village, NYC
     2017  Nautical Show, Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
  •      2016  HDP Charity Art Show, The Historic 5th Street School, Las Vegas, NV
  •      2016  Canvas & Couture, Sayers Club, SLS, Las Vegas, NV
  •      2015  Canvas & Couture, F45 Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
  •      2014  HDP Charity Art Show, The Historic 5th Street School, Las Vegas, NV
  •      2012  Sinner Magazine's 7 Deadly Sins Art Show, Christian Gabriel Art Studio, Las Vegas, NV
  •      2011   Dirty Trixx, Blackbird Studio, Las Vegas, United States
PUBLIC PROJECTS
     2017  Life Mural, Life Pop-Up Experience, Portland, OR
  •      2013  Scarefest Convention, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY
  •      2013  Veteran Mural, Goodwill Headquarters, North Las Vegas
  •      2012  Scarefest Convention, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY
  •      2012  The Killing Joke Mural, Christian Gabriel Art Studio, Las Vegas
  •      2011   Scarefest Convention, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY
  •      2010  Scarefest Convention, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY
AWARDS
  •      2013   Best in Show, The Art Institute
  •      2017   Honorable Mention, Oregon Society of Artists
RESIDENCIES
     2017   East Creative, Portland, OR (Current)
  •      2012   Arts Factory Resident, Las Vegas, NV (2 Years)