Born Akron, Ohio, 1981        Lives + Works in LA + the San Juan Islands      

Gabriel Jesiolowski is a queer, feminist counterdisciplinary writer, artist, curator & designer. They work in a research-based practice using installation, interventionist strategies, painting, performance, printed matter, & text to scuffle within the spaces of art, social processes & healing.

They are the 2015 winner of the Benjamin Saltman award, chosen by Carl Phillips. Their debut collection of poetry, As Burning Leaves, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in April 2017. They were a spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Alice Gallery in Seattle, and a Fall 2016 writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony. They collaborate with the NYC based design laboratory + architecture firm, Atelier DNA and are currently at work on developing programming for a queer residency + community resource center.

They have taught art, writing & gender studies at the university level, curated traveling & pop-up exhibitions & have worked as a caregiver, wood finisher & designer. Their work has been shown in galleries such as the Dumbo Arts Center, Future Tenants Gallery & the Flux Factory; their writing has appeared in Territory, Crossings: A Counter Disciplinary Journal, So to Speak: a Feminist Review & Topos: The International Review of Landscape and Architecture and Urban Design, among others. New prose poems are forthcoming from Foglifter Journal, Milkweed Zine and Salthill.

 

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