Gabrielle Mertz is a visual artist and choreographer whose work explores spatial and movement structures through the incorporation of light, sound, technology and other forms. Drawing on her formal training as a dancer and choreographer, Gabrielle creates installations, performances, and other site-specific works that expose or reimagine architectural and environmental spaces.
Previously the Founder/Artistic Director of Ondine (UNDINE) and Company, she created dance performances and site-specific installations on stages and on tour. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe at the Cultural Center of Krakow, New Museum Ideas City, High Museum, International Dance Festival, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, American Dance Festival, 7Stages, King Plow Arts Center, and The Performance Space, among others. She is the recipient of commissions/awards from the Cultural Olympiad, City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Netherland-America Foundation, among others.
She currently serves as the Director of the Foundation for Arts & Humanities. She has taught/lectured at New York University, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Emory University, and Image Film & Video Center, among others.
All images courtesy of the artist
October 14-November 19 2016
The Clemente Soto Vélez Center
Commissioned by Artists Alliance
Multimedia installation/performance & limited edition digital c-print series
Original soundscore created in collaboration with Eric Reed
Percussion, synthesizer: Eric Reed
Guitar, keyboard, synthesizer: Clark Vreeland
Date an Artist
Bruce High Quality Foundation/BHQFU
Installation & photobooth
Site-specific choreographed event with cars
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