Gabriela Gil's works are a celebration of nature, color, and rhythm. Through her paintings, sculptures, and installations, Gil explores the inner workings and delicate balance of nature, while infusing her art with a vibrant palette and a sense of movement.
Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Gabriela Gil has moved throughout South and North America her entire life. Her first creative expressions were in ballet and modern dance at the age of five, and later evolved to other mediums including photography, sculpture, and painting.
Drawing on influences ranging from pre-Columbian art to contemporary street art, Gil's work is characterized by a bold use of color, dynamic lines, and a diverse use of materials which work together to create layered and textured compositions that are both intuitive and deliberate.
Inspired by the lush landscapes of her home country, Honduras, Gil utilizes her keen observation and understanding of natural forms to create works that burst with life and energy. At the core of Gil's practice is a profound respect and reverence for nature, with animals and plants frequently appearing in her compositions, and colors heavily inspired by the hues and tones found in the natural world. Her paintings are both visually lush and deeply connected to the world around us.
More than mere depictions, her works are meditations on the beauty and intricacy of the universe that surrounds us, and an invitation to the viewer to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth that underlie our existence. Her art serves as an invitation, urging us to pause, to marvel at the wonders of our natural world, and to rediscover our place within it.
As an autodidact, Gabriela Gil independently seeks out professional courses, mentorships, residencies, and experiences based on her evolving needs. She finds her practice shapes more dynamically and authentically this way, especially when complemented with her academic experience in Economics, and nearly a decade working within the innovative, and entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley tech start-ups.
Gabriela Gil has exhibited in San Francisco, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.