Gabrielle Jones explores paint in the material, sensual as well as psychological sphere and the interaction between the internal and external world of the artist in contemporary life, often responding to the speed and resulting blur of 21st century life. Her paintings evince rhythmic, expressionistic images that lie at the turning point where pure abstraction becomes figuration, and vice versa.
Gabrielle Jones is an Australian abstract artist with an expansive exhibition history spanning 19 years. In addition to her solo exhibitions across three states in Australia and appointment as drawing instructor for the Sydney Biennale Events in 2012, Gabrielle has been awarded a number of art prizes and grants (most recently the CreateNSW Government Artists Grant), and has been short-listed for prestigious painting and drawing prizes across the country. She has held two exhibitions at Grefti Cultural Projects in Italy; and three solo shows as Regional museums. Her work has been collected across Australian institutions (Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, Bundanon Trust), as well as internationally by Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain and Art Scape Organisation, Toronto; and is held in private collections in London, New York, Italy, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Tahiti. Jones’s practice has seen her complete artist residencies abroad in Tahiti, Spain and Canada, as well as locally in Australia. Her paintings have appeared in two juried publications in USA and UK in 2018. Jones completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the National Art School in 2003.