BIO

Gabriel Lovejoy (born 1975) is an artist, educator, graphic designer, and curator. He received his BA with a concentration in studio art from The University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1998 and his MFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015. Gabriel currently lives in Savannah, GA with his wife, Erin, and two children.

Lovejoy juxtaposes contrasting elements and styles to enhance a complex view of the union between the real and the perceived. Throughout his career, Gabriel has maintained a reference to the diverse natural world in his constantly evolving body of work. The open narrative that is present in his work pushes the concept of ambiguity while being visually grounded with a sound sense of design.

  

   

ARTIST STATEMENT - Gabriel Lovejoy

The “truths” embedded in us through heritage are collapsing. These paintings express the uncertainty found in today’s spasmodic atmosphere. A new reality has been brought forth through our media driven culture as multiple viewpoints have the option to take center stage simultaneously. The structure of connected symbols and combinations not of opposites, but of oppositions, exists to defy universal interpretation. Because of this opposition, the space that connects the two is energized like a magnetic field between positive and negative poles. The area within oscillation, between consciousness and unconsciousness, between yes and no, contains an exorbitant amount of extraneous visual information.
This is the space where the accumulation of information floods the mind.
This is the space that I record.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Animal Farm, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

2018 Friends of the Rail Park, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Cats vs. Dogs, The Vendue, Charleston, SC
2017 State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2017 Faculty Exhibit, Wilma Daniels Gallery-Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
2017 Cameron Art Museum School Instructors, Wilmington International Airport Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2017 Lineage, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA
2017 Controlled Chaos, Leland Town Hall, Leland, NC
2017 Controlled Chaos, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland, NC
2017 SOLO SHOW - RITUALHABITUAL, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA
2017 SOLO SHOW - POSITIONAL AMBIVALENCE, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
2017 Menagerie, GCSC, Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, FL
2017 UNCW Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Wilmington, NC
2016 Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2016 SOLO SHOW - RANSACKED: RETRIEVAL, Aces Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2016 SOLO SHOW - RANSACKED, Gallery Edit, Richmond, VA
2015 Summer Rest Art Show, A Benefit for The Cameron Art Museum School, Wilmington, NC
2015 SOLO SHOW - OSCILLATION, Studio K, Charlotte, NC
2015 Carolina’s Got Art, The Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015 Open, Colors of Humanity Gallery, online
2014 State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2013 SOLO SHOW - Animalia, Figments Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2013 Carolina’s Got Art, The Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012 SOLO SHOW - Feathers and Wings, Caffe Phoenix, Wilmington, NC
2011 State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2009 Grape and Ale, Southport, NC
2008 The Blue Diamond Gallery, Greensboro, NC
2006 The Betty H. Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital Gala, Wilmington, NC
2004 Spectrum Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2003 Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC
2003 Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2003 SOLO SHOW - The Composition of Fruits and Vegetables, Artworks Gallery, Wilmington, NC
2002 Portfolio Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
2002 Budding Artists Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC
2001 Dimensions, Winston Salem, NC
2000 SOLO SHOW - Mad Animals, Caffe Phoenix, Wilmington, NC
1999 Blue Moon Gallery, Wilmington, NC

 

 

GABRIEL LOVEJOY 
Bio and Artist Statement

© 2014 by LOVEJOY STUDIOS.

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