Gabrielle Pool New Zealand; Australian, b. 1976-

Overview

New Zealand artist, Gabrielle Pool was born in 1976 and has been exhibiting since 1993. Her painting and mixed media work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, U.S.A, The United Kingdom, Greece and the Bahamas. Partly schooled in Japan, Gabrielle’s early inspiration from her teacher, Mori Sensei led to a powerful oriental influence, with her first solo exhibition in Chiba-Ken at the age of 16.

 

Today, Gabrielle has held 30 solo shows over the past 26 years and has had numerous invitations to exhibit in selected group exhibitions.  She has further been a finalist in the Sulman Prize AGNSW, the Mosman Art Prize and is included in leading international private and corporate collections. 

In 2004 Gabrielle began to record several of the world's vanishing tribes - the Hamer Tribe in Ethiopia, the Maasai of Kenya, and in 2010, the Indigenous women artists of Utopia in Australia's Northern Territory.  Gabrielle has immersed herself in tribal life, often using sacred body paint pigments within her work.  "My painting has always been driven by a desire to preserve and record the history of ancient people and their environments, in a world that seems to be trying its very best to eradicate them and 'civilize' them."

 

In 2005 Gabrielle was invited by Nelson Mandela to travel to Africa to collaborate in the production of the Unity Series, alongside 20 other leading international artists. The works depicted the five phases of Mandela's life, culminating in his vision for the future, launched at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland in the same year. The editioned, boxed sets of the prints are currently available, signed by the artists and Nelson Mandela.

 

Recently Gabrielle’s concerns have included imaging expeditions to Amman Jordan, Budapest Hungary, and the exquisite country around her home and studio in Nana Glen, Northern NSW.
 “Now I am celebrating this vast country of Australia and the exquisitely beautiful shire around my home.  Painting the landscape with an echo of the people who have populated and farmed it, I would like to pay tribute to this land and to the ancestors and forefathers who developed it”.

Works
Biography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017  'Halcyon' Two Tails Winery Nana Glen, NSW AUS

2015 Capital Culture Gallery, UK
2014  Art Auction for Charity Oasis Africa Australia, Syd.
2013  Studio Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2013  Muk Muk Fine Art Gallery, Alice Springs + Darwin, Australia
2012  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
2011  Dreamings, Gallery McCollum, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2010  Utopia 26 S 148 E, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney, Australia
           Nurybah Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
           Fat Prophets, Sydney, Australia
2009  Waterbar, Blue Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Australia
2008  Amisfield Winery, Queenstown, New Zealand
           The Ivy, Sydney Australia
2007  Bayswater Brasserie, Sydney, Australia
           Griffith Cottage Gallery, Griffith, Australia
           M1NT, Hong Kong
2006  Square 1 Gallery, London, UK
2005  Touch of Mandela Gallery Sydney, Australia
           Griffith Cottage Gallery, Griffith, Australia
2004  Touch of Mandela Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Griffith Cottage Gallery, Griffith, Australia
2003  Kamel, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
2002  Applause Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
           Pomegranate, South Melbourne, Australia
2001  Kamel, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
1998  Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Luigi Bros, Sydney, Australia
1996  Fat Dog Gallery, Rotorua, New Zealand
           Freos, Rotorua, New Zealand
           Astrolabe, Taupo, New Zealand
           Replete, Taupo New Zealand
1995  Rotorua Art and History Museum, Rotorua, New Zealand
1994  Freos, Rotorua, New Zealand
           La Cucina, Auckland, New Zealand
1993  Mobara City Council Gallery, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  20/20 Vision 20 years 20 women, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney

          Capital Culture Gallery Official Opening, Coltishall Norfolk Broads UK

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Hamburg Germany
          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Milan Italy

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Stockholm SWE

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Hampstead, London UK
          Capital Culture Gallery Art Fair East Norwich, UK

2017 Last Looks, Brody Studios Budapest, Hungary

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF New York, New York USA

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Battersea Park, London
          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Hampstead, London
          Capital Culture Gallery Art Fair East Norwich, UK

2016 Capital Culture Gallery AAF Battersea Park, London
          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Hampstead, London

          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Stockholm SWE
2015 Capital Culture Gallery AAF Battersea Park, London
          Capital Culture Gallery AAF Hampstead, London
          Capital Culture Gallery Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair
2014 Capital Culture Gallery, AAF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
          Capital Culture Gallery, AAF, Hamburg, Germany
          Capital Culture Gallery, AAF, Hampstead Heath, London, UK
          Capital Culture Gallery, AAF, Battersea Park, London, UK
2013 Oasis Africa Australia, Charity Auction, Sydney, Australia
2011 'Frost ', The Happening Gallery, Venice, CA, USA
           'True Love', The Happening Gallery, Venice, CA, USA
           'Melange 70', Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan
           'A Painted Odyssey', Capital Culture, UK
           'Sulman Prize', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
           'Haunt', The Happening Gallery, Venice, CA, USA
           'Summer Days', Genesis Gallery, Athens, Greece
           'Understanding Country', Francis Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2010  Genesis Gallery, Athens, Greece
2007  Cuban Cultural Festival, Square1 Gallery, London, UK
           Art International, Guaranty Trust Bank, Lyford Manor, Nassau, Bahamas
           International Womans Day, Cannizaro House, London, UK
           International Womans Day, Square 1 Gallery, London, UK
2006   Art International, Guaranty Trust Bank, Lyford manor, Nassau, Bahamas
2004  Collectors Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Brenda Colahan Fine Art,  Sydney,            Australia
1999  French Chamber of Commerce- 100 Years, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1998  Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Luigi Bros, Sydney, Australia
1996  Fat Dog Gallery, Rotorua, New Zealand
           Freos, Rotorua, New Zealand
           Astrolabe, Taupo, New Zealand
           Replete, Taupo New Zealand
           1995 Rotorua Art and History Museum, Rotorua, New Zealand

AWARDS

2011  Finalist Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, sydney, Australia
2007  Finalist Mosman prize, Sydney, Australia
1999  Selected NSW Art Gallery, French Chamber of Commerce 100 Years,            Australia
1995  Selected RAHM Emerging Young Artists Exhibition, Rotorua, New Zealand
1993  Finalist Chiba-Ken regional Art Competition, Japan

COLLECTIONS

Princess Guirey
Princess Borghese
Schroder Equities
First Folio
Van Eyk
VM Ware
The Thought Group
HA Centurion Enterprises
Equity Partners
Schiavi
Nanyang Venture Capital
Sugar International
Conexus Financial
Fat Prophets

Brody House Collection

RZA

Exhibitions