Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a fine artist, known for her homage self-portraits and narrative paintings. She is a native New Yorker, of Cuban and Ecuadorian heritage. Her artistic roots can be found on both sides of her family. Her maternal grandmother and great-grandfather were well respected and published poets in South America. Gabriela’s father, studied painting and drawing in Cuba during the pre-Castro era. As a child, she remembers trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her father, where they used to study paintings together.
Gabriela’s themes usually involve the human figure and storytelling. This combination offers viewers a unique cultural statement and interpretation. Her versatility, yet singular vision has materialized itself in varied subjects such as clowns, brides and homage self-portraits to historical women artists. Transformative elements involving her self-portraits have been said to have a “Cindy Sherman” twist.
Gabriela received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including two solo exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art in 2006 and 2016. Her work can be found in many permanent museum collections. She is represented by the Harmon-Meek gallery in Naples, FL.
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, Naples, FL
Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Midwest Museum of American Art, IN
Municipal Museum, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Museum of Art, Deland, FL
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr. self-portrait collection
The Art Times collection
Art Renewal Center Collection
H. Rodale Collection
She has exhibited alongside some of her idols including: Lily Martin Spencer, Kay Sage and Cindy Sherman (WOMENARTISTS@NEWBRITAINMUSEUM); Edgar Degas and Norman Rockwell (Self Portraits II,Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, NY, NY); Robert Vickrey, (Woman as Theme, Harmon-Meek Gallery Naples, FL)
2008 Solo Exhibition at The Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, first one-woman exhibit at the gallery since that of Alice Neel in 80's.
2006 and 2016 Solo exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art (Ohio).
In 2006 she received the Art Spirit Foundation, Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal at The Pastel Society of America 34th Annual Exhibition.
In 2005 she received “Best in Show” at The Trenton City Museum Annual open Exhibition.
In 2004 she was awarded “Best in Show” at the Arnot Art Museum’s Annual Regional Exhibition.
Silver Medal of Honor (2004) in Allied Artists of America Annual Open Exhibition.
She received The Phil Desind Award (2003) from the Butler Institute of American Art. This is the top award given annually at their Juried Annual to an outstanding representational work, in honor of the late Phil Desind. Phil Desind was named “Collector of the Year” in 1987, by The Washington Post. When he passed away in 1996, the Post wrote that Phil Desind’s collection was a trove of top-notch 20th century realism.
Gold Medal of Honor 2003 and 2018 from the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.
Anna Hyatt Huntington Horses Head Trophy (2004).from the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. This is their highest award given annually at their members show. Anna Hyatt, has her work collected in about 200 US museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Trophy is an original sculpture by Anna Hyatt.
Huntington Scholarship Award (2000) from the Hudson Valley Art Association. Gabriela was the first ever recipient of this award in honor of Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Presidential Commission for the Salmagundi Club. The portrait of “Ed Brennan” is in the Salmagundi Club’s permanent collection and currently on display. Gabriela is the first woman in Salmagundian history to have been commissioned to paint a presidential portrait.