Contestants | Gabriella Victoria

Contestant: May



Gabriella Victoria is an interdisciplinary artist with special attention to painting and soft sculpture. She explores memetic language and imagery in large scale oil paintings to participate in humorous critique and offer more accessibility in art spaces. The signifiers found in memes transform them into a language, and Gabriella uses that coded language in her paintings to exhibit a dialogue that institutional powers cannot participate in. The introduction of “lowbrow” art, memes, in a “fine art” space stems from her desire to change the paradigm of institutionalized art.

Gabriella is from South Florida and has been studying in Buffalo for the past three years. She plans on remaining in Buffalo to participate in the local arts scene and plans on applying for MFA programs.