Gabrielle Teschner is a visual artist based between Richmond, VA and San Francisco, CA. She works with muslin fabric, paint and stitching to reconstruct forms that are analogous to our built environments. Employing architectural components into her carefully crafted works, Teschner questions and explores the edifice of accumulated knowledge. Her textile works examine structural authority in the construction of and rigid ideology behind architectural icons. Teschner received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from California College of the Arts.
b. 1981 Newport News, VA Lives and works in Richmond, VA
“My formal aim is to disassemble the planes of common three-dimensional forms so that, when reassembled, their edges and lines form uncommon and irrational intersections. The process of cutting, painting and reconstructing material in my work echoes my conceptual interest in dismantling logic-structures in order to introduce new interpretations. My attraction to using fabric has to do with its portability and flexibility. Constructing forms from this material has natural limitations that I use to explore and reveal the concept of accumulating knowledge.” - Gabrielle Teschner
2016, Summer Group Show with Gary Edward Blum, Oliver Leach, Daniel Postaer, Euqinom SF, CA 2016, In The Offing, Irving Street Projects: artist-in-residence 2015, The Inability of Reason, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA 2015, Pianoforte, Goodnight Projects, San Francisco, CA 2014, Broken Law and The Builded, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA 2014, Import/Export, Side Pocket Gallery, Gloucester, VA 2013, Finalist for 2013 Emdash Award, Frieze Art Fair, London, U.K. 2013, Artist-in-Residence at Campos de Gutiérrez, Medellín, Colombia 2013, We Are Here, Because We're Not All There, Barclay Simpson Award 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts,Oakland, CA 2012, DocumentO, Krowswork, Oakland, CA 2012, Treads and Risers a show featuring work by Gabrielle Teschner and Julie Ann Travis at FM Gallery, Downtown Oakland, CA 2012, De-Mobbing: Landscape, Structure, Bioform at Headlands Center for the Arts