2022 Artists in Residence Show – Gabrielle Reeves
Gabrielle Reeves is an American visual artist who lives and works in Istanbul Turkey. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and two-person exhibitions including exhibits at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY; The Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota; the Guray Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey; and Istanbul Concept Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work has also been exhibited in group shows including Lost Forms at Istanbul Concept Gallery; City Paste, an exhibition reflecting on change in Istanbul, presented at Circuit Istanbul and La Femmes Du Chien. She has work represented in several permanent collections including the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY; The Brinton Museum in Bighorn, WY; and the University of Wyoming Campus in Laramie, WY. Gabrielle is currently working as a freelance artist and art instructor in Istanbul, Turkey.
During her two-week residency program at The Brinton Museum, Gabrielle was struck by her feeling of nostalgia for Wyoming, where she grew up, and where she continues to have deep connections. Her artwork often reflects dramatic shifts in environments, on location painting and drawing, how we affect the world around us, and how we are transformed by our surroundings. In the work following her residency, she has begun to combine her personal memories of Istanbul with life in the Western United States. Interwoven with these ideas is an interest in the past, mostly portrayed through architectural forms and memories of childhood and early adult life in Wyoming. The reflective time of exploration through painting and drawing in the Sheridan area during her residency is the oasis for her new work.