Curriculum Vitae

BIO

Gabrielle Senza works across disciplines to investigate the phenomena of invisibility. Her creative research examines what (and who) is seen, hidden, acknowledged or ignored in contemporary everyday social, political and environmental situations. Through installations, multi-media performances, and civically engaged art, her work addresses environmental destruction, corporate greed, domestic violence, sexual assault, racism, xenophobia, political oppression, and social injustice. Committed to building a world where everyone can walk unafraid, Senza choreographs interactions that invite viewers and participants to question the world around them, and by doing so, become creative researchers actively participating in the cross-cultural study of the unseen forces that currently influence the world around us.

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at OK Harris (NYC), David Klein Gallery (Birmingham, MI), Everhart Museum (Scranton, PA), Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (Brattleboro, VT), Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA), Kerry Inman Gallery (Houston, TX), Politecnico Associazione Culturale (Rome, Italy) and Bibliotéca Nacional José Marti (Havana, Cuba); and is included in the collections of MoMA New York, Whitney Museum, Lifetime Entertainment and JP Morgan Chase. Senza is a featured presenter, visiting artist, critic, and lecturer at conferences, colleges, and universities, and has received awards from Transart Institute, Puffin Foundation, Assets for Artists/MASS MoCA, and Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U Berlin).

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SELECTED PUBLIC INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE EVENTS

2018
Incarcerated on Sunday, Solo Performance. Walkin’ With WordXWord, Performers Respond to SculptureNow exhibit at The Mount, Lenox MA
INVISIBILITY LAB: Archive of Invisibility, Installation & Participatory Event. Gütermarkt #32, ZK/U, Berlin, Germany
INVISIBLE SUSTENANCE, Invisibility Lab’s Hosted Dinner Conversation at PS Kitchen, Open Engagement 2018: SUSTAINABILITY Conference, New York City

2017
INVISIBILITY LAB, Installation & Performance. Invisible Republic Conference, Lisbon
1,000 Invisible Things, Performance Lecture, Invisible Republic Conference, Lisbon
INVISIBILITY LAB, Installation & Performance. Berlin Art Week, ZK/U, Berlin, Germany

2015
Art + Activism: Creativity, Connection & Change, Performance & Artist Talk, Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA

2014
Terra Temporalis: Create & Destroy, Performance, Thompson-Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
Invisible & Forgiven, Performance, Living Room Theater, Rogue Angel Theater, Great Barrington, MA
Embrace, Installation & Performance, Bard College of Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Facing Shame: Straight Talk on Childhood Sexual Assault, Performance Lecture, Red Collaborative’s Courageous Conversations Series, Great Barrington, MA

2013
Heart Healing Ritual, Performance, Living Room Theater, Rogue Angel Theater, Great Barrington, MA
Hysteria, Installation & Performance, Rites of Passage Living Museum & Dance Event, Rogue Angel Theater, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

2012
Terra Temporalis: Create & Destroy, Installation & Performance, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Nature Waits for No One, Performance, Living Room Theater, Rogue Angel Theater, Great Barrington, MA

2011
Terra Temporalis, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA

2010
Walk Unafraid, Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

2008
The Collaborative Scroll, V-Day’s V to the Tenth Super Love Event, New Orleans

2006
Walk Unafraid Chelsea, Until The Violence Stops New York Festival, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Walk Unafraid Brooklyn, UTVSNY Festival, Take Action Brooklyn! Block Party, Williamsburg, NY
Walk Unafraid New York, UTVSNY Festival with ViBe Theater Experience at Here Arts Center, Chelsea, NY
Walk Unafraid Pittsfield, Pittsfield City Hall, Pittsfield, MA

2003
Walk Unafraid, New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Terra Temporalis, Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA

2007
Meditations with Fire, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

2006
Untitled Dialogues, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

2005
RADALDA: Rotations: Addiction, Desire & Abuse Linked to Depression & Alcohol, Gabrielle Senza & The Red Collaborative at the Storefront Artist Project MainSpace, Pittsfield, MA

2003
Between the Lines, organized by the Contemporary Art Center @ Inkberry, North Adams, MA
Unspoken, Library Atrium Gallery, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Gt. Barrington, MA

2001
Seeing Red, Project Room, Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA

1998
Gabrielle Senza, Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy
Gabrielle Senza, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1997
Gabrielle Senza, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

1996
Gabrielle Senza, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Gabrielle Senza, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

1993
Works on Paper, O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC
Industrial America, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1991
Small Works, O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
EN MASSE II, Thompson-Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

2014
The Aura of Fiery Inspiration, Thompson-Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

2012
Arcadia, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
Outside/Inside, Thompson-Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
Bridging Earth & Sky, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

2011
Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

2010
Information Revisited, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ

2007
Women of the SKH Gallery, SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2006
4 Women Standing Nude, Lauren Clark Fine Art, Housatonic, MA
Woman: A Self Portrait, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2005
The Power of Place, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2004
Art & The River, Housatonic River Project, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
STREAM Lines, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Toxic Landscapes: Artists Examine the Environment, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

2003
Deep Listening, Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA
Art As Activism As Art, The Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
Love Behind Glass, Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield, MA

2002
Phenomena, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Paperworks, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
EcoArt, The Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
Paisajes Toxicos, El Reino del Mundo Gallery, Bibliotéca Nacional José Marti Havana, Cuba. Organized by the Puffin Foundation.
Books by Artists, CAC & Inkberry, North Adams, MA
Toxic Landscapes: US Artists Examine the Environment, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ
New Digs For The Dog,  Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

2001
Toxic Landscapes: US Artists Examine the Environment, international traveling exhibition sponsored by the Puffin Foundation. The exhibition opens in Pittsburgh, PA during the WASTE summit (Nov. 2001) at Chatham College sponsored by the Rachel Carson Institute and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).
Connections: Past, Present, Future, Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA
Urban Imagery, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
Contemporary Religious Art, Fox-Martin Gallery, Housatonic, MA

2000
Human Nature, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
PULSE, Barbara O’Brien, curator, Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA
Artists Along the Housatonic, Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge, MA
Inspired By Rivers, Meetinghouse Gallery, New Marlborough, MA

1999
A Local Habitation & A Name, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1998
The Landscape Revisited, The Putney School, Putney, VT
LAND MASS, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

1997
Selections from SPAZI Contemporary Art, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
Genius Loci: Hail Corn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1996
The Alphabet of Trees, Johan Westenburg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Nine SPAZI Artists in Rome, Politecnico Associazione Culturale, Rome, Italy
Image + Text, The Sage Colleges, Rathbone Gallery, Albany, NY

1995
The New Landscape, Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
Intimate Obsessions, Barbara O’Brien, curator, Cragin Fife Gallery, Brookline, MA
Painting X 5, Nicholas Davies & Co., New York, NY

1994
Wood and Stone and Steel and Bone, Paris–New York–Kent Gallery, Kent, CT
Small Paintings and Gilded Artifacts, Modern Rarities, New York, NY

1993
The Post Industrial World, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

1992
Realism/Photo Realism, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
The Big Picture, Paintings in Grandes Format, O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC
Small Works, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

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ART FAIRS
1990   Chicago International Art Exposition, courtesy of the Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC

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AWARDS

2017 ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics Fellow, Berlin
2016 Imperceptible Self Social Practice Award, Transart Institute, New York/Berlin
2009 Artist’s Fellowship Award, Salamagundi Club, New York
2004 A.R.T. (Artist’s Resource Trust) Award, Berkshire Taconic Foundation
2004 Change, Inc. Award
2002 The Puffin Foundation, Public Interest Project Grant
2001 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Kidspace Honorarium
1997 Pastificio Cerere, Residency, Rome, Italy
1996 Politecnico Associazione Culturale, Rome, Italy
1989 MCC Local Cultural Council Award, Lenox, MA

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TEACHING / VISITING ARTIST

2014
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA – Adjunct Professor, Creative Process

2004
The Cooper Union, New York, NY – Continuing Education Instructor
Community Access to the Arts (CATA) /  Valleyhead School, Lenox, MA – Visual Arts Instructor at a residential treatment facility for girls

2003
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA – Adjunct Professor, Unorthodox Materials (2003)
IS 183 North @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Painting & Drawing Courses and Workshops
IS 183, Stockbridge, MA; Painting & Drawing Courses and Workshops
Flying Cloud Institute, New Marlborough, MA; Dirt, Chocolate & Spaghetti Sauce, workshop

2002
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA – Adjunct Professor, BLOW UP: Large-Scale Charcoal Drawing

2001
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA; Dirt, Chocolate & Spaghetti Sauce, a workshop for children and adults on the use of alternative materials in contemporary art and how to use a variety of these materials.
Interlaken North at MASS MoCA; Blow Up, a course in creating large-scale drawings in charcoal
Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge, MA; Painting the Intimate Landscape Workshop

2000
Hawthorne Valley School, Harlemville, NY, Visiting Artist
Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge, MA; Summer Landscape Painting Workshop at Naumkeag

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PUBLIC SPEAKING / PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES

2017
1,000 Invisible Things, Performance Lecture, Invisible Republic – International Conference on Music, Avant Gardes and Lettrism, University of Lisbon,

2012
Miss Representation, Panel Discussion, Bard College of Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

2010
Anti-Violence Against Women Conference, Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, Silver Spring, MD

2009
DV and You, Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA

2005
Landscape as Inspiration, Artists Talk, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2002
EcoArt Roundtable, in conjunction with the Toxic Landscapes exhibition, Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

1996
Image + Text, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

1992
Nine for Five, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

A Creative Career Coach Outlines a Strategy for the Working Artist, Lillian Slugocki, Artrepreneur, June 13, 2017
Selling Art.
Ellen Lahr, Berkshire Magazine, May 2013
Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza,
BCTV 2012
Planting an Idea: ‘Buds, Blooms & Berries’ exhibit focuses on environment at Everhart Museum,
Lifestyles & People, Caitline Heaney, Times Tribune, August 11, 2011
Visual Arts: A Brush with Life.
Feature. Alison McGee, Berkshire Living Magazine, March 2011
Recent Readings of the Housatonic
, Geoffrey Young,  Art and the River, 2005
Senza exhibit at Simon’s Rock library offers ambitious agenda in black-and-white and red
, Art Review, Charles Bonenti, The Berkshire Eagle, Friday, March 28, 2003, page D4
New Marlborough artist launches Red Collaborative, Judith Monachina, The Advocate, March 19, 2003, page 6
Eco Art: Man’s effect on nature expressed in art, Charles Bonenti, Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002
Art and Culture, María de la Soledad, Radio Progreso Online, Miami, June 27, 2002
Successful opening for Toxic Landscapes exhibition, Jean-Guy Allard, Granma Internacional Digital, Cuba, June 21, 2002
Pair of shows comment on environmental issues facing our nation – and the world, by Kurt Shaw, The Pittsburgh Tribune, Friday, November 16, 2001
Dog house fantasies at Rockwell museum, Charles Bonenti, Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, April 20, 2002
Cragin Fife Gallery: Intimate Obsessions, Susan Mulski, Art New England, 1995 Dec/January 1996
New Berkshire Landscapes, Daniel M. Klein, Berkshire Magazine, Spring 1995
Massachusetts Milltowns, Gloria Russell & Robin Krasner Cossin, Art New England, Oct/Nov 1994
From Mill Town to Arts Mecca, Jeff Kantrowitz, The Boston Globe, September 3, 1993
Montserrat exhibit presents Post – Industrial images, Elisabeth Clark, North Shore Magazine, Feb. 18, 1993
Exhibit offers look at approaches, Gloria Russell, Sunday Republican, Leisure Section, Sun., Sept. 10, 1995
Interpreting the Landscape, the Paper, October 1995

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PUBLISHED

MAMA BEAR: It Takes a Village, Roar Magazine, The Advocate, May 2012
MAMA BEAR: The Fueling of Dreams,
Roar Magazine, The Advocate, February 2012
Olivia Bernard: Descent and Flight: Terra Incognita
, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst. Art New England, April/May 2004, Review, p. 27
Carolyn Webb and Neal Parks: Shared Elements, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA. Art New England, April/May 2004, Review, p. 25
Bonita Sennott: Paintings and Drawings, Center For the Arts, Northampton, MA. Art New England, February/March 2003, Review, p. 28
Jee-Un Kim: Objects of Subjectivity, S.K.H. Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. Art New England, December/January 2003, Review, p. 34
Laura Fayer: New Paintings, Patterns of Movement
, Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA. Art New England, December/January 2003, Review, p. 34
Play With Your Food!,
The Family Beat, October 2002, p. 23

 

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PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lifetime Entertainment, New York, NY
JMW Consultants Inc., Stamford, CT
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami, FL
JP Morgan Chase (formerly First Chicago National Bank), Detroit, MI
UBS (formerly Paine Webber, Inc.) Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

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SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Laura Stevensen Maslon, Venice, CA
Ruth & Richard Shack, Miami, FL
Alan Lawrence Gargle, NYC
Vernita McNeil, West Orange, NJ
Don & Maggie Buchwald, New York, NY
Thomas F. Parker, New York, NY
Donna & Bill DeSeta, NYC
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pelavin, Flint, MI
David Klein, Detroit, MI
Robert Poplack, Birmingham, MI
Philip Smerling, Stockbridge, MA
Whoopi Goldberg, NYC
Adolfo & Nichola Doring, NYC
Judith Jamison, New York, NY
Ann Prival & David Greenstein, NYC
Ivan Karp, New York, NY
James Schamus, New York, NY
Deborah Menaka Rothschild, Williamstown, MA

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