Gabriela Salazar


2011 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

2009 M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design

2003 B.A. Yale University

Exhibition Record


2020 Nowhere Other than this Place. (upcoming) | The Climate Museum, presented in Washington Square Park, New York, NY

2016 Eye of Palm | Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2015 My Lands are Islands | NURTUREArt, Brooklyn, NY | Curator: Marco Antonini.

2014 In Advance of a Storm | The Lighthouse Works, Public Art Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY

2012 Site Set | Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT
For Closure (Outdoors, the Bronx) | Bronx River Arts Center (DOT Urban Arts Program) Bronx, NY

2010 Robert Moses, He Knows Us | flatbreadaffair, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Process to Present: Recent Work 2000-2003 | Anne Reid Gallery, Princeton, NJ


2019 The Socrates Annual 2019 | Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY | Curator: Jess Wilcox.
Todo en ti fue naufragio (with The Distance Plan) | Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Axxon N: A collective commentary on David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE | Essex Flowers, New York, NY | Curators: Jonathan Ehrenberg and Sean McCarthy.
Talk Ain’t Cheap | Sybaris Collection, Mexico City, Mexico | Curator: Regina de Con Cossío.

2018 Queens International 2018: Volumes | Queens Museum, Queens, NY | Curators: Sophia Maria Lucas and Baseera Khan.
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change | Storm King Art Center, Cold Spring, NY | Curator: Nora Lawrence.
Sube el Río / River Rising | Starlight Park, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx NY | Curator: KaN Landscape Architecture
Isla: Regarding Paradise | Towson University, Towson, MD | Curator: Jacqueline Milad.
Here Now | Marymount University | Arlington, VA | Curator: Meaghan Kent.
Not an edge but a hinge | Abrons Art Center, New York, NY | Curators: Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson.
Remain Alert and Have a Safe Day | Local Project Space Gallery, Long Island City, NY | Curators: Erica Petrillo and Joana Valsassina Heitor.
Here Now | SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY | Curator: Adam Parker Smith.
AIRSpace Residents at NADA | New Art Dealers Art Fair, New York, NY | Curators: Christian Camacho-Light and Alexis Wilkinson.
Ami Omo | Barbara Walters Gallery, Heibold Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY | Curator: Lucas Blalock.

2017 Where Do We Stand? Two Years of Drawing with Open Sessions | The Drawing Center, New York, NY | Curators: Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway.
Care, A Performance | Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City,  MO | Curator: Risa Puleo.
Four More Years | Planthouse, New York, NY
Yellow Tulips | Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Dangerous Professors | Triumph, Chicago, IL | Curator: Ruslana Lichtzier.

Personals | Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Offices, New York, NY 

2016 Surrogate Friend | Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ | Curator: Courtney Richter.
Punta del Este Art Fair| Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Uruguay
Cartography of Ghosts | The Drawing Center, New York, NY | Curator: Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway.
Renaissance Society Benefit | Chicago, IL
Anderson Ranch Benefit | Snowmass Village, CO
MDF Blog | Planthouse, New York, NY | Curator: Grayson Cox.
Local Tide | S1 Gallery, Portland, OR | Curator: Parallelograms.

Drawing for Sculpture | TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | Curator: Courtney Puckett.

2015 The Art Tag Sale | Creative Time, New York, NY
NURTUREArt Benefit | Pierogi (The Boiler), Brooklyn, NY
LMCC Workspace Open Studios | New York, NY
How to Tell if Your Krill Oil Supplements Are Ripping You Off | Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY | Curator: Jonathan Durham.

Ice Storm | The Willows, Brooklyn, NY | Curator: Emily Weiner and Sharona Eliassaf.

2014 Light Box | Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Pavel Acosta, Livia Corona, Ignacio Lang, Gabriela Salazar | Sgorbati Projects, New York, NY
La Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump | El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY | Curator: Chus Martinez, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Raul Zamudio.
Middle Zone | Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY | Curator: Corydon Cowansage.
Building Materials | Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT | Organized by Lucas Blalock and Jim Hyde.
Mixtape, Artspace Gala | Artspace, New Haven, CT

  We Are Still Here: Art IN the Bronx | Armory Show Satellite, Bronx River Art Center at the Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY

  New York I Love You Sometimes | Classic Six, New York, NY | Organized by George Terry.

2012 Building Material | Control Room, Los Angeles, CA | Organized by Lucas Blalock.

Exhibit A | Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

GO Brooklyn Museum Open Studios | 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY

Yaddo Open Studio | Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Let’s Keep It Together: Coherence and Cohesion: Gabriela Salazar, Siobhan Landry, and Ben Janse | Coworkers Projects, New York, NY | Curator: Yulia Topchiy.

Synaesthesia | Present Company, Brooklyn, NY | Curator: Chad Stayrook.

2011 Strength in Numbers | SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL

The Build Up | Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Construction Sight | Artspace, New Haven, CT | Curators: Lindsay Miller, Ilana Harris Babou, and Nadia Westenburg.

Reformation 2011 | Former Skowhegan Jail, Skowhegan, ME | Curator: Michael Rocco Ruggiero.

Shells, Nests, and Corners | Meramec Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO and Backspace, Peoria, IL | Curator: Ken Wood.

Year Zero | Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY | Curator: Louise Barry.

Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper | Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Keep the Home Fires Burning | Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Blitz | Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Late Works: Christopher K. Ho & Kevin Zucker | The Fisher Press, Santa Fe, NM

The Drawing Show | Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2009 East|West Artist Exchange | Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA | Curator: Christina Connett.

Geography of Imagination | Adam House Gallery, New York, NY | Curator: Phong Bui, Publisher of The Brooklyn Rail.

Interactive | Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design | Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

Lather, Rinse, Repeat (as Desired) | Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Dialogue: Bauhaus | Chace Center, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2008 A Varied Terrain | Chace Center, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Graduate Painting Departmental Exhibition | Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Boston Young Contemporaries | Gallery 808, Boston, MA | Jurors: Jackie Gendel, Tom McGrath, and Roger White.

2006 Greenwich Academy Visual Arts Faculty Show | Luchsinger Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2005 – 2013   Artspace Flatfiles | Artspace, New Haven, CT

2003 Undergraduate Thesis Work | Green Hall Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Still Wet: Recent work by Molly Christian, Anne Weber, and Gabriela Salazar | Maya’s Room, New Haven, CT

Photographs by Gabriela Salazar, Molly Christian, and Eleni Fessa | Maya’s Room, New Haven, CT

2002 Norfolk School of Art, End-of-Summer Show | Yale/Norfolk School of Art, Norfolk, CT


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2019 Socrates Annual Fellowship| Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2018 AIRspace Residency | Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2016 Open Sessions | The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2016 MANA Contemporary BMST Residency | MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ |  curated by Amy Khoshbin

2015 ACE Grant (Carousel) | Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

2014 Workspace Residency | Lower Manhattan Cultural Council , New York, NY

The Lighthouse Works Residency and Public Art Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY

Rema Hort Mann Grant Nominee

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Nominee

2013 Smack Mellon “Hot Picks”

2012 Yaddo Residency (Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor)

2011 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Grant | RISD, Skowhegan

2010 Studio LLC Participant | Jamaica Center for Learning and the Arts, Queens, NY

2009 MacDowell Colony Fellowship

Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency (Alternate), New York, NY

Award of Excellence | Rhode Island School of Design | Jurors: Mark Milloff and Norm Paris.

2008 Award of Excellence | Rhode Island School of Design | Juror: Ian Berry, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.

2003 Berkeley College Arts Prize | Yale University

2002 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship | Yale-Norfolk Summer School of Art

2000 – 2003  Sudler Fund for the Creative and Performing Arts | Yale University


2017 Personals | Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY | Organized with Sarah Mattes and Barb Smith.

2013+ Carousel | Traveling slide projector, ongoing series| Curated with Mary Choueiter.

2012 Optotype | 92YTribeca, New York, NY | Organized with Lucas Blalock and juried by Carrie Springer, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of Art.

2009 Lather, Rinse, Repeat (as Desired) | Sol Koffler Gallery | Organized with Elizabeth Ferrill.

2008 A Varied Terrain | Chace Center | RISD Museum | Organized the first student show in the new addition to the RISD Museum, with fellow students Martin Smick and Mayen Alcantara. Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum.



2019 Howden-Chapman, Amy. “Less Cement: The sculpture of Gabriela Salazar,” The Distance Plan #5: Charismatic Facts: Climate Change, Poetry & Prose, January.

2018 Milad, Jackie and Laura Bravo. Isla: Regarding Paradise, Towson University.
Steinhauer, Jill. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” The New York Times, October 24.
Lucas, Sophia Marisa and Baseera Khan. Queens International 2018: Volumes, Queens Museum.
Chamberlain, Colby. “PREVIEWS: Queens International 2018: ‘Volumes’,” ARTFORUM, July.
Collens, David R., Nora R. Lawrence, Sarah Diver, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King Art Center.
Thackara, Tess. “These 20 Female Artists are Pushing Sculpture Forward,” Artsy, July 30.
Weiss, Haley. “Six Artists on Climate Change,” Issue #20: Sea Wall, Newest York, August.
Jaojoco, Patrick. “Artseen: Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 11.
Bury, Louis. “The Ghosts of Our Future Climate at Storm King,” hyperallergic, June 29.
Binlot, Ann. “Gramercy Tavern’s Mike Antony, Fresh Company’s Shelley Boris Make Farm-To-Table Meal at Storm King,” Forbes, June 29.
Zeiba, Drew. “Storm King Art Center exhibits architectural projects that take on climate change,” June 8.
Carlson, Jen. “Photos: Storm King’s Sprawling New Exhibit Explores Climate Change,” gothamist, June 15.
Kensinger, Nathan. “At Storm King, artists contemplate the threat of climate change,” Curbed NY, June 28.
CG Directory Editor. “Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - June 2018,” June 30.
Editors. “Storm King Presents ‘Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,’ ARTFIXDaily, May 20.
Vartanian, Hrag. “Spring Break Is an Oasis for Art Fair Hater,” hyperallergic, March 10.

2016 Reichert, Elliot J.. “Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything: Visual Arts,” Newcity, December 15.
Reichert, Elliot J.. The Brooklyn Rail, “Gabriela Salazar: Eye of Palm,” September 1.
Eye of Palm featured on, August 25.
Foumberg, Jason and John Hardberger, Britt Julious, Graham Meyer, Catey Sullivan, and Lauren Warnecke; Chicago Magazine, “GO: 61 Things to Do in Chicago in July”, June 29.
Drawing for Sculpture Zine, Courtney Puckett, January. 

NURTUREart, Marco Antonini. NANP 2015 2016, January

2015 Chamberlain, Colby. NURTUREart catalogue essay, My Lands are Islands, January 9.

Sutton, Benjamin. "A Miniature City Built on Unstable Coffee Grounds," hyperallergic, January 16.

  Killary, Katie. “Back Like Never Before: Top Art Openings To Get You Going In 2015!”,, January 8.

2014 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1; Dedalus Foundation, 2014.

2013 Aletti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Art | El Museo’s La Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump,” The New Yorker, July 29.
Peña, Arthur. “Gabriela Salazar interviewed by Arthur Peña,”,  June 15.

Kedmey, Karen. “Masks and Materials at El Museo,”, October 13.

"Exhibitions: The Lookout," Art in America (online), August.

Cotter, Holland. "A Constellation of Identities, Winking and Shifting: Museo del Barrio’s ‘Bienal 2013’ Explores Self and Origins,” The New York Times, June  13.

Regatao, Gisele. "A Disco Ball Piñata and the KKK as Emerging Latino Art," WNYC News [and radio broadcast], June 11.
Mainwaring, Madison. “A Gallery Undone: The role of the curator rethought on the Upper East Side,” Her Royal Majesty, February 4.

2012 Wagley, Catherine. “Even Pressure,” LA Weekly, November 8.
Vartanian, Hrag. “GO Bushwick, Gowanus, and Greenpoint: Artapalooza,”, September 14.

Chavez, Holly Chen. “Practical Manual to Go! + Brooklyn Must See Studios,”, September 6.

Figueroa, Xavier. “Triangle at the Square,” Bronx Art Guide, June 17.

Estevez, Martin. “Greenpoint Column, Doors to the Bronx,”, April 10.

Video article, “Artistic Comment on Housing Bubble Unveiled at West Farms Square Plaza,” NY1 News, April 9.

2011 Steinert, Hans. Video interview with curator Ken Wood, “Nests, Shells, and Corners [PART 1]”, The Montage, July 26.

Volner, Ian. "At Home With Moses: Robert Moses, He Knows Us," The Architect's Newspaper, February 15.

2010 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 2010 Studio LLC: Year Zero (catalog). Jamaica, NY.

Rebecca Pristoop, “Robert Moses, He Knows Us” (supplementary brochure), flatbreadaffair, Brooklyn, NY.

Prescott Trudeau, Art Within Reach: From the WPA to the Present, Children’s Museum for the Arts, New York, NY.

2009 Connett, Christina, and Joseph C. Roberts. 2009 East | West Emerging Artist Exchange, page 48, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; 2009.
Bill Van Siclen, “RISD graduate show embraces the new austerity,” The Providence Journal, May 21.



2019 In Advance of a Storm, self-published monograph.

2017 The Dangerous Professors | Contributor

2014 Tilted Arc | Invited Contributor | March.

2013 The Theater of Abstraction: Patricia Treib at Wallspace | | December 12.

2010 Journal of Contemporary Aesthetics |

"Another One Bites the Dust! Urban decay and demolition as a compressed and heightened experience of the sublime ruin, and some ways in which this modern ruin has affected the use of the vernacular of the ruin in contemporary art.” Volume 8 (2010).

Color & Color Magazine | Invited Contributor | Black & White Issue

The Report, by Jessica Francis Kane | Endpaper artwork: Published by Graywolf Press, August 2010.

The Last Works: Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker | Invited Contributor | The Fisher Press, Santa Fe, NM

2006 | Art Critic

"Aerosol and Glass: Graffiti and Dale Chihuly, Together at Last," September 19. "Spanish Art is Sexy, Part 3: Felix Gonzalez-Torres Makes a Cameo in El Barrio,” June 5. "Spanish Art is Sexy, Part 2: Sorolla and The Hispanic Society," May 18. "Spanish Art is Sexy, Part 1: An aged Goya keeps it up at the Frick," April 30. "The Art of Existing from A-Z," April 10.

1999 – 2002  Yale Daily News Magazine | Art and Design Editor 2000 – 2002 | Staff 1999 – 2000

2001 – 2002   Berkeley-Saybrook College Literary Magazine | Co-Editor and Design Director

2002 Yale Literary Magazine | Cover Art Contributor, Contributor


Professional Experience

2019     The Cooper Union | “Because It’s 68 Degrees in December: A Conversation with Fia Backström and Gabriela Salazar” 

2019     Triple Canopy and Powerhouse Arts | “Sediment” Workshop Pilot

2018     Towson University | Visiting Artist, Lecture
2017     Anderson Ranch Arts Center | “Material and Metaphor”  Visiting Artist, Lecture

2016     Anderson Ranch Arts Center | “The Material Mnemonic”  Visiting Artist 

2015     New York University | Visiting Scholar 

2014     University of Delaware | Visiting Artist (MFA Program)

2013 –  Present The Grace Church School | New York, NY

Faculty, Visual Arts

Design curriculum for and teach courses in Sculpture I and II, Color and Design, Painting, Drawing, Environmental Sculpture, and Independent Projects to 9th - 12th graders. Studio art classes are based upon the principles and elements of art and design and intended to provide self-confidence and age-appropriate skills for further artistic development, as well as a context to understand historical and contemporary art. Materials covered include: drawing, collage, sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, design, digital art, book arts, photography processes, and art history. Advise the literary and arts magazine, ephemera. 

2010 –  2013 Riverdale Country School | Bronx, NY

Faculty, Visual Arts

Designed curriculum for and taught 7th Grade Studio Art, High School Studio Art, Printmaking, and Advanced Painting classes. Studio art classes are based upon the principles and elements of art and design and intended to provide self-confidence and age-appropriate skills for further artistic development, as well as a context to understand historical and contemporary art. Materials covered include: drawing, collage, sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, design, digital art, photography processes, and art history. Co-advise award-winning art and literary magazine Impressions. Taught adult-level painting course in the evenings.


2007 – 2009   Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, RI

Instructor of Record | Mixed Media: Painting Without Paint

Designed and taught Wintersession class on the use of mixed media techniques, ranging from collage to multi-media, including sculpture, sound, and video. Conceptual framework based on problem-solving with materials, and degrees of cooperation/conflict between materials and content. Strong emphasis on collaborative projects and student-directed learning. Undergraduate to graduate level course.

Teaching Assistant |Painting I and  III, Issues in Contemporary Art History, “Roving Critic”

Visiting Artist Committee, Graduate Transition Committee


2005 – 2007   Greenwich Academy | Greenwich, CT

Keegan Fellow in the Arts, Faculty

Created a curriculum for and taught Art Fundamentals (primarily to 9th grade students), and 4th grade art classes. Both are based upon the principles and elements of art and design and intended to provide self-confidence and age-appropriate skills for further artistic development. Materials covered include: drawing, collage, sculpture, painting, ceramics, design, digital art, and art history. Created class website and maintained it regularly with new student work. Assisted in the Costume Department with design and construction for head designer. Taught after-school classes to independent students.


2004 – 2005   Princeton Day School | Princeton, NJ

Art Intern

Hands-on experience with art curriculum for grades JK - 4; created and taught units and lessons in drawing, painting, weaving, ceramics, etc. to full range of age levels; assisted regular teacher in all classroom activities, including support for weekend classes with independent students; conducted frequent direct observations of students; member of Language Arts curriculum team and the JK-12 Art Department; regular self-evaluation in the form of a daily journal and peer/mentor workshops.


Additional Education

2015 La Meridiana Ceramic Center |Naked Raku Firing

2016 Choplet |Silpcasting in Porcelain

2007 School of Visual Arts | Silkscreen I

2006 – Present The Center for Book Arts | Bookbinding I and II, Hardcover Bookbinding, Leather Bookbinding, Bookbinding for Teachers, Pop-Ups, Letterpress, Hot-stamping and Guillotine Training

2003 Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT | Four-Harness Loom Hand Weaving

2002 Yale Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk

Highly selective program in painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography, with focus on individual studio practice.

Rhode Island School of Design | Expressive Printed Fabric

Screen-printing, repeat patterns, natural and synthetic dyeing.

2001 Chautauqua School of Art

Eight-week program; instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics; studio time.


Additional Experience

2013 – Present  Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture | Alumni Alliance Member

2011 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME | Workstudy in Archive

2010 The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY | Workstudy in Exhibitions

Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY | Teaching Artist in Residence, Young Artist’s Residency

The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York, NY | After School Art Specialist

The United States Census 2010, New York, NY | Crew Leader, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

2009 – 2010  The Pacific Foundation, New York, NY | Freelance Researcher

2007 – 2009  Rhode Island School of Design, Nature Lab, Providence, RI | Assistant Curator of the Loeb Collection in Design Science

2003 – 2004  Winthrop Group, Inc., New York, NY | Consultant

Archiving and consulting firm. Catalogued and archived NYC Ballet’s costume collection with a grant from Save America’s Treasures. Catalogued and archived couture collection for Bill Blass, Ltd. Data entry for the UN Peacekeeping Division.

The Lion and The Lamb, New York, NY | Knitting and Needlepoint Instructor, Sales Associate

2003 Habitat Bicycle Challenge

Rode bicycle 4,000 miles across North America to benefit Habitat for Humanity; raised $4,000.

2001 – 2007   Costume Design

Costume Assistant, Greenwich Academy 2005 – 2007

Production assistance in costumes and props for up to 10 school plays, dances, and musicals a year.

The Taming of the Shrew, Lucky Penny Children’s Theater, New York, NY (2004); Angels in America,Yale University; The Taming of the Shrew,Yale DRAMAT (2002); Side Man,Yale University; O’Neill at Yale,Yale University (2001).

Designed and executed costumes for full cast of above productions, budget of $500 each.

2001 Kass Uehling Design | Design Intern