Gabriela Giroletti (B. 1982) is a Brazilian painter living and working in London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Middlesex University, London in 2015 and received her MFA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018. With her work, Gabriela explores the relationship between the painted image (the meaning, the immaterial, the metaphor, the mind) and the material presence in the painting (the corporeal, the touch, the physical presence, the body). Deliberately ambiguous, the paintings fluctuate between their crude materiality and their metaphysical aspect, encouraging the viewer to formulate peculiar connections with our tangible surroundings as well as with individual and unique lived experience.
Solo exhibitions include Breezy, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); At Once and a Touch Away, Studio KIND, Braunton, UK (2021).
Group exhibitions include Ater (Upcoming), Unit 1 Gallery, Workshop, London (2021); RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2021); Wild Grapes, Unit 3 Projects, London (2021); Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Friends with Benefits, Safe House One, London (2021); Spiral Drift, Terrace Gallery, London - curated by Frank Minoprio (2021); The Echo System, Thames Side Studios Gallery, London - curated by Milda Milda Batakyte (2021); WABI-SABI show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); III AORA Space (2021); London Now, Space K, Gwacheon, South Korea (2020); Catamaran, Thames Side Studios Gallery (2019), Hix Award, Hix Art Gallery, (2019); Of Course, I Haven’t Forgotten!, Artists.Space, London (2019); Black Stuff, Unit 3 Projects (2019); Annual Summer Show, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London (2019); The Nomenclature of Colours, Slade Research Centre (2019), FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London (2019); Marching Through the Fields, Jeannie Avent Gallery (Warbling Collective), London (2018).
Highlights and Collections
Giroletti was awarded several prestigious awards including the Desiree Painting Prize in 2018. In the same year, she was the runner up for the Chadwell Award and was shortlisted for the Elephant x Griffin Prize and the Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize by the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. Giroletti is a 2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist and in 2019/2020 she held a position of a Research Associate at the Slade School of Fine Art.