A Brazilian painter living and working in London. Gabriela Giroletti was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1982. She graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2018, was awarded the Desiree Painting Prize and was the artist in residence at Colart headquarters in 2017.
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). Gabriela’s Recent shows include Catamaran at Thames Side Studios Gallery, Hix Award at Hix Art Gallery, Black Stuff at Unit 3 Projects, The Nomenclature of Colours at Slade Research Centre and FBA Futures at Mall Galleries. In 2018 she was the runner up for the Chadwell Award, shortlisted for the Elephant x Griffin Prize and The Ingram Collection Purchase Prize. She is a 2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist and holds a position as Research Associate at Slade School 2019/2020.