Gabrielle Belz

Rohe: Taranaki

Tribal Affiliations: Ngāpuhi, Te Atiawa

Gabrielle sees art as a vehicle to transport the viewer to other perceptions and considerations.

Gabrielle’s work is about identity, history, and possible futures. Birds are used often as an element in her work. She has exhibited in New Zealand, and overseas being represented in private and public collections here and off-shore.

Gabrielle considers herself fortunate to have been part of cultural exchanges in Samoa, Hawaii, Australia, Canada and the US and has been invited to, and held residencies at Pilchuck Glass Studios, Crows Shadow print studio on the Umatilla Reservation Oregon, Quay School of Arts Print Studio Whanganui, Toi Mairangi Arts School Hastings, Clatsop Community College in Astoria, and in 2015 selected for the new artist residency in the Hokianga.

Commission works include the entrance and paving features and inlays for the Māngere East Library, paving features in Glen Innes, mosaics in playgrounds around Manukau, glass feature walls for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Māngere Campus, and more recently, feature walls for the East Entrance of Te Waonui o Mātauranga building in Manukau commissioned by Manukau Institute of Technology, completed June 2014.

Gabrielle has recently relocated to Taranaki.