"Life is peppered with the unexpected, disorderly, chaotic, and accidental. I assume growing up in the inner city shaped my proclivity to capture these untidy themes in visual art. The movement and energy in my art is created with texture, bold colors, upcycled materials, and abstract flow. I am a self-taught mixed media artist of abstract expressionism, assemblage, collage, fiber arts, and art journals."Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli
I grew up in a Baltimore City rowhome and the local graffiti was my introduction to contemporary art and self-expression.
I believe my self-taught artistic style is influenced by these early exposures. My personal mixed-media abstract art on canvas, paper, or in art journals is often rough and a bit chaotic, but balanced with some order. A reflection of my childhood and how I see the world today.
I am the Program Director at Wheelhouse Studios, which is located at UW Madison, Memorial Union. Prior to that, I was a community artist with various organizations. Additionally, I hold a Master of Arts degree in expressive arts therapy. Thus, my art-making and my group facilitation style is oftentimes focused on the process and available materials, rather than a certain preconceived, planned outcome. I let the experience of creating guide me. I’m the author of Art Journal Your Archetypes.
All the art seen here are available as prints for between $25-$50 depending on size. Just go to about.me/gabriellejc to contact me. I do not have an e-commerce website to sell my art yet. Thank you for visiting my page!