Gabrielle Sichel

Gabrielle Sichel graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1986, Tufts University in 1989, and came to Gateway Arts in 1997.

Gabrielle Sichel grew up in rural Connecticut, her mother an artist and her father a writer.  Throughout her life, Sichel has seen the process of art-making as a necessity, and has studied formally and independently.  In 1989 she graduated from SMFA/Tufts University.  Though painting and drawing have been a constant, Sichel works in an expansive variety of mediums culminating in the publication of several artist books, site specific installations, wood carving, and a current focus on fiber art based pieces.

Sichel’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally, including at Margaret Bodell Gallery in New York and the Berenberg Gallery in Boston. Sichel has had her work reviewed in the Boston Globe, Arts Media, and the Boston Herald. She is a three-time scholarship recipient for the Medicine Wheel Artist Retreat, and has received fellowships to attend The Vermont Studio Center five times.  Additionally, Sichel has written and illustrated a book of poetry called Sees and Hears and her poems have been published in For Crying Out Loud.  Her current project is an artist’s book with poems, entitled Chance.

“I live to make art because art is my freedom.

When I paint and draw, I’m home.”