From 21 – 30 October 2021
Opening: Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 18 – 21 Uhr
We are pleased to present Gabrielle Vitollo’s solo exhibition Topographical Flow. This show features her recent investigations of painting, animation, and collage that explore transformed landscape and glitch aesthetics. She boldly paints the complex world around her with an emotive quality based on her observations of geological satellite data and her process-driven abstract animations. Inspired by the multi-disciplinary approaches of the German Romanticists, Vitollo’s abstract and image-based artworks evidence illusionistic space, vivid color, and an investigation of material that represents reshaping landscapes in both natural and digital forms.
This exhibition was made possible through support of a 2020-2021 DAAD Stipendium for Postgraduate Studies in the fields of Fine Arts, Design / Visual Communication and Film that was awarded to Gabrielle Vitollo.
Gabrielle Vitollo (b. 1989, West Chester Pennsylvania) received her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. This intersection between art, science, and language inspired her interest in visualizing environmental and macrocosmic events. Vitollo then traveled to Tuscany on a Greenshields Grant to study sustainable localized butchery, which became an anatomical inspiration for her visceral paintings. She then moved to New York where she received an MFA in Studio Art from New York University and experimented with multi-disciplinary techniques that hybridized traditional and virtual media. In 2018, she relocated to Berlin, Germany on a Fulbright Research Grant for Painting & Printmaking, researching the city’s graffiti and geological glacial history for her paintings.
Her recent awards also include a DAAD Scholarship, a Martin Wong Scholarship, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants. Her work has been exhibited at Friedhof Museum Berlin, the Knockdown Center, 80WSE Gallery in New York, Margulies Collection in Miami, Galerie der Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Kunstpunkt Berlin, and Listasafn Arnesinga Art Museum in Iceland. She was an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Baccarat Crystal Factory, and the YoungARTS Olafur Eliasson Interdisciplinary Workshop filmed by HBO. Her work has been written about by Hyperallergic, Young Space, and Orpheus Publishing. She was an adjunct drawing faculty member at NYU. She now lives and works in both Berlin and Philadelphia.