Gabriel Jesiolowski is an artist, writer, designer, and educator, and the author of As Burning Leaves, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award, Red Hen Press (2017). D.A. Powell describes their debut collection as “a cartography of new forms, new ways of being . . . a healing atlas.”
They work in a counterdisciplinary practice using installation, painting, performance, printed matter, and writing. Their current work deals with a politics of accumulation and distribution, historical trauma and the body as site. As a designer who frequently undesigns, they work with regional/native plants, craft, photography, small architectural and landscape interventions, gift giving, mapping, movement studies, research, editing, and interiors.
They have taught art, writing and gender studies at the university level, curated traveling and site-specific exhibitions and worked as a wood refinisher, caretaker and native gardener. They are a MacDowell Fellow, a VCCA residency recipient and a grantee from the Women’s Center for Creative Work. New writing can be found in No Tokens Journal, The Academy of American Poets and Salt Hill.
They are currently at work on developing programming for a collaborative residency and resource program for under-served artists, ecologists, architects, and healers, The Institute for Emergent Ecologies. They live somewhere between Los Angeles and the San Juan Islands.