Gabrielle Tesfaye was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An interdisciplinary artist, her creative practice includes painting, animation, film, puppetry, and interactive installations.Thematically, Tesfaye’s work references narratives focused on the African diaspora, Afro-futurism, global puppetry traditions, and cultural storytelling. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and continued her studies at the Mahidol University International College in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2018, she earned a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Tesfaye’s work has exhibited at The Crypt Gallery (London), GalleryX (Dublin), Thapae East—Venue for Creative Arts (Thailand), Stony Island Arts Bank (Chicago), and Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York.
This artist visit is in conjuction with the Little Nemo's Progress Exhibition, and has been made possible through the Fae Rawdon Norris Endowment for the Humanities.
Gabrielle will be visiting the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and the Department of Art, Graphic Design, & Art History on November 12th and 13th.
She will be giving a lecture and doing workshops with several art classes.
The lecture will be at 5pm Wednesday Nov 13th in BC 109.
Visit Gabrielle's website here.