Gabrielle Jennings received a BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1990. There she had the opportunity to study with artists such as Eleanor Antin and Allan Kaprow. She then studied with Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Patti Podesta, Mike Kelley, Stephen Prina, Lita Albuquerque and Sabina Ott at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she received her MFA in 1994.
In 1996 she was awarded Visiting Artist in Residence at 200 Gertrude Street Artist Spaces in Melbourne and taught at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology during her stay. The residency culminated in an exhibition titled “A Small Fortune” with an accompanying catalogue written by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. She received a fellowship from the Art Matters Foundation, New York the same year.
In 1997 she was a nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Competition and a Visiting Artist in Residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin with a stipend from Philip Morris Kunstforderung, Munich. In 1998 the artist had a solo exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien titled “Reverie” with an accompanying catalogue written by German critic, Harold Fricke. Additionally a video by the artist was included in the video section (curated by Diana Thater) of international exhibition “Sunshine & Noir, Art in LA 1960 - 1997” which toured Europe and finished at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
In 1999 the artist was invited to participate in “Cold Drink”, the annual film and video festival at Artists Space, New York curated by Janelle Porter.
2000 - 2006 exhibition venues included Melbourne, Los Angeles and Berlin. Additionally, the artist was commissioned by Eleventwentyfive to design pillows and t-shirts for the specialty entrepreneurial venture. Press for these designs was featured in the New York Times Style section and numerous magazines including Step Inside Design.
In 2007, Jennings was honored with a special showcase exhibition sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine and the Waikiki Parc Hotel with an accompanying catalogue featuring an essay by art critic Jan Tumlir.
Jennings is an Associate Professor teaching in the Art Graduate Studies program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she also serves as Assistant Chair.
Gabrielle Jennings lives and works in Los Angeles.
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