Curated by Alex Priest
Gabriella Quiroz is an Omaha-based artist working out of the Hot Shops Art Center. Her work has been featured in numerous group showings throughout the city of Omaha and its surrounding areas. Gabi works primarily in oil paints and colored pencils developing works of symbolic imagery and figurative study.
For Gabi the Holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and Dia de los Muertos played important roles in her childhood and hold this significance today. This, in part with her upbringing and experiences alongside other creative people, has led her to study symbolism and how it differs from society to society, throughout time. With her use of symbolism to express meaning and emotion she discovered that the human figure is just as capable at achieving this affect.
Today her work continues to involve these subjects heavily and as a result it is expanding into different mediums.
For more information go to gabriellaquiroz.com.