In The Press: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso in Artist’s Magazine

April 20, 2011

Recently profiled in The Artist’s Magazine, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso (BFA 1992 Illustration) describes the act of painting as, “an amazing thing…To do it really well is like magic.” The writer, BJ Foreman, goes on to describe a number of Dellosso’s paintings, including The Queen and Pandora’s Box, to emphasize the mysteries and riddles behind her narrative scenes and portraits.

The importance of little-known female painters throughout history is also clear in her work, and Foreman explains the inspiration she received from visiting New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years ago, where she saw a painting by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. Creating a series of paintings as an homage to women who were, “given a backseat to the male painters of the time,” Dellosso maintains that, “It takes [her] a long time to make a painting…It’s like sculpture—taking a stone and beginning to chip away at it.”

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