Gabby challenges the centuries-old, western and colonial tradition of Chinoiserie with her own narrative as a Chinese adoptee raised by white parents in NZ. Gabby works on paper, canvas and clay. The resulting works are beautiful, delicate but with stories that draw the viewer in for a closer look. This is a calculated contrast to the sometimes confronting messages within her work.
A proud maximalist, Gabby currently resides in Sydney, Australia.
Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Art
Art Revolution, Taipei (Finalist)
Mosman Art Prize (Finalist)
Fleurieu Food and Wine Art prize (Finalist)
Kirribilli Art Prize (Finalist)
Moreton Bay Art Prize (Finalist)
North Sydney Art Prize (Finalist)
Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize – Still Life (Finalist)
National Trust Harper’s Mansion Art Prize
Hornsby Art Prize
James Kiwi Watercolour Prize
Westmead Hospital Art Prize (Highly Commended)
Watercolour: Blacktown City Art Prize (Highly Commended)