Gabriella Boros has shown her prints, paintings and multimedia works nationally and internationally. Currently focusing on woodblock prints and handmade books, Gabriella also does nature photography, paints in acrylic on wood panel, and makes drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes.
Born in Israel, Gabriella immigrated to the United States as a child. Her narratives reflect her European parentage, Israeli childhood and American influences. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She currently lives and works in Skokie, Illinois.
In 2020, Gabriella was an Artist in Residence at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Kentucky where she created ten banners commemorating Kentucky women and ten native plants that represent them. Gabriella also had a solo show at the Beth El Synagogue in Highland Park, Illinois. Her prints were included in the Porto Print Biennale in Portugal. In 2019, Gabriella had a solo shows at the Dittmar Gallery of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and Ze ZigZag Zone in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work appeared in two shows about Spinoza, in Amsterdam with the Jewish Art Salon. Gabriella also created a seven-print series for the performance of the Defiant Requiem which showed at The Whitney Gallery of Northern Illinois University at Dekalb, Illinois. Gabriella was selected for a two-week residency in 2018 at Grand Marais Artist Colony in Minnesota for which she received an Illinois Arts Council Grant. She created eight narratives about plants used by the Ojibwa Band for women’s health issues.
In 2017, Gabriella’s work appeared in Jerusalem, Evanston, Brooklyn and Ann Arbor. In 2016, Gabriella was chosen to participate in a year-long Midwest Jewish Artists Lab. The culminating 10 prints, based on the prophecies of Isaiah, showed at the Spertus Museum. In 2015, Gabriella completed her handmade/handprinted book Esh: Fire in Judaism,which was purchased by the Special Collections of the University of Michigan Libraries in 2016. She had two solo shows in 2014, one of them in conjunction with a staging of a play based on her paintings. She also had two prints hanging at the International Court of Luxembourg. In 2013, she was commissioned to show in “Biblical Dreams” at the Sabes Gallery in Minneapolis, and “Artistically Irrational” in Durham, North Carolina. Her feminist piece, “Little Red” was shown in Croatia in 2010.