Banks, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Banks' (born 1997, Nassau, The Bahamas) paintings explore issues of race, gender, and sexuality and specifically reflects the experience of navigating the world as a woman of color. She primarily does this through her portrayal of the nude figure and is interested in the ways in which color and the figure interact more so than the narrative significance of the work.

Banks received her BFA in Painting and a Minor in Art History at the Rhode Island School of Design. Banks' pieces have appeared in many collaborative shows including the BAAD Group Show: “Blacker the Berry, Sweeter the Juice” (2018) in Providence, Rhode Island, shows “FOUR” (2018) and “The Fruit and the Seed ” (2019), in Nassau, Bahamas, and “By Women, For Tomorrow’s Women” (2019) in Sotheby’s New York . Multiple pieces of hers were included in the Arts and Culture show at the United States Ambassador Residence in Nassau Bahamas. Her solo show, "The Mark of a Woman”, was curated at National Art Gallery of the Bahamas in 2017.