Biography

Gabriela Villarreal was born in Mexico in 1970. In 2005 she first made an appearance on the European contemporary art market with her famous modern abstract works. She studied art at Arte A.C. (Design Art University) and she was influenced by such artists as Damian de la Rosa and Fernando Cervantes. Her works are sought by collectors all over the world and are currently on show in renowned galleries in Mexico and the United States. Gabriela’s art was featured in the important Art in Motion Fine Art collection.

Painting works

“Why do art collectors love Gabriela Villarreal so much? I’ve asked myself this question so, so many times – precisely because I liked her from the first moment I dsicovered her and her work. It felt like looking out from the other side of the mirror – a reproduction of that sense of unease that affects poets when they are faced with life and its events. No irony, no despondency, no conviction – quite the contrary: uncertainty and boutades of emotion, always.” (P. Evans)

Gabriela Villarreal, when painting, does not confine herself to the spatial limits of the canvas or to the possible potential of the piece – she searches for analogies and visual associations at the edges and outside the painting’s surface. Many describe this style as “overexposition” and “overdetermination” – but Gabriela Villarreal’s secret lies in that unclassifiable effect that arises out of the emotions conveyed by the piece when seen from every possible angle. Looking at it from the right side, one may wrongly believe to have understood the essence of the creation; moving left, it suddenly appears to viewers that they have been magically catapulted into another dimension. Pictures of abstract landscapes, deep shadows, and geometric vegetation reflect the desire to effectively create something and give the painting back its power to “represent” – the power to be not just a photograph, but a photograph of true emotion. 


Exhibitions
Exhibitions
2018
Landscapes Galleria Palma Arte, Piacenza (Italy)
Fresh Art Fair, London (UK)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Vernice Art Fair, Forlì (Italy)

2017
AAF Stockholm (Sweden)
Arte Genova (Italy)
Mac Paris (France)
Collettiva Galleria Palma Arte, Piacenza (Italy)

2016
Art Karlsruhe (Germany)
Safe and Sound Galleria Palma Arte, Piacenza (Italy)
KunstRai Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
ST'ART Strasbourg (France)

2015
Art Up Lille (France)
Open Art Fair, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Old View Galleria Palma Arte, Piacenza (Italy)
AAF London Battersea (Uk)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2014
Arte Pordenone (Italy)
BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera (Italy)
Arte Lisboa, Lisbona (Portugal)
AAF New York (USA)

2013
Sp Arte, San Paolo (Brazil)
Art Brussels (Belgium)
AAF Milano (Italy)
AAF Bruxelles (Belgium)
Lille Art Fair (France)

2012
LineArt, Gent (Belgium)
KunstArt, Bolzano (Italy)
Art International, Zurich (Switzerland)
Gabriela Galleria Palma Arte, Piacenza (Italy)

2011
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
AAF Milano (Italy)
AAF Bruxelles (Belgium)
Lille Art Fair (France)
Art & Antiques Fair (Luxembourg)
AAF Amsterdam Spring Edition /The Netherlands)

2010
Lineart, Gent (Belgium)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon d'Automne (Luxemburg)
Lille Art Fair (France)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
AAF Bruxelles (Belgium)
AAF Paris (France)
Art & Antiques Fair (Luxembourg)

2009
St'ART Strasbourg (France)
Lineart, Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon 'Automne (Luxemburg)
Europ Art Genève (Switzerland)
Lille Art Fair (France)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
AAF Bruxelles (Belgium)
AAF Paris (France)
Biennale Internazionale Classic IX (Belgium)

2008
St'ART Strasbourg (France)
Lineart Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon d'Automne (Luxemburg)
Lille Art Fair (France)
Europ Art, Geneve (Switzerland)
AAF Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
KUNST Copenaghen (Denmark)

2007
St'ART Strasbourg (France)
Lineart, Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon (Luxemburg)
Art Lille (France)
KunstRAI Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Europ Art Genève (Switzerland)
KUNST Copenaghen (Denmark)
Biennale Internazionale Classic IX (Belgium)

2006
St'ARTStrasbourg (France)
Lineart Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon d'Automne (Luxemburg)
Art Holland Den Haag (The Netherlands)
Art Lille (France)
Europ ArtGenève (Switzerland)
KunstRAI Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
KUNST Copenaghen (Denmark)

2005
St'ART Strasbourg (France)
Lineart Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon d'Automne (Luxemburg)
Art Holland Den Haag (The Netherlands)
Art Lille (France)
KunstRAI Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
KUNST Copenaghen (Denmark)
Biennale Internazionale Classic IX (Belgium)

2004
St'ART Strasbourg (France)
Lineart Gent (Belgium)
Arte Padova (Italy)
Salon del'Art Contemporain (Luxembourg)
Salon d'Automne (Luxemburg)
Art Holland Den Haag (The Netherlands)
ArtLille (France)
Latin American Art Museum Miami (U.S.A.)
KunstRAI Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
KUNST Copenaghen (Denmark)


PAST EXHIBITIONS:

2003
St'ART Strasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Padova
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag
KunstRAI Amsterdam
Biennale Internazionale Classic IX Belgio

2002
S'ART Strasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Padova
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag
KunstRAI Amsterdam

2001
St'ARTStrasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Padova
Art Holland Utrecht
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag
BiennaleInternazionale Classic VIII Belgio
KunstRAI Amsterdam

2000
Meet the artist event. NYArt Expo. New York, USA
St'ART Strasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Fiera Bologna
Arte Padova
Salon del'ArtContemporain Luxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag
KunstRAI Amsterdam

1999
St'ART Strasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte FieraBologna
Arte Padova
MIArt Milano
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag
Biennale Internazionale Classic VIIBelgio
KunstRAI Amsterdam

1998
St'ART Strasbourg
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Fiera Bologna
Arte Padova
MIArt Milano
Salon del'Art ContemporainLuxembourg
Salon d'Automne Luxemburg
Art Holland Den Haag

1997
Contemporary Art Biennale. Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Arte Fiera Bologna
Arte Padova
SIAC Strasbourg
MIArtMilano
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Biennale Internazionale Classic VI Belgio

1996
KunstRAI Amsterdam
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte FieraBologna
Arte Padova
SIAC Strasbourg
MIArt Milano
Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia

1995
KunstRAI Amsterdam
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Fiera Bologna
Arte Padova
Biennale Scandinavian Contemporary Art Forum
SIAC Strasbourg

1994
KunstRAI Amsterdam
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Fiera Bologna
East meets West Show. Los Angeles, USA
Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia

1993
20th Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts Society. Hong Kong
ArteFiera Bologna
Galerie Du Monde. Paris, France
Biennale Scandinavian Contemporary Art Forum
Europ'Art Ginevra

1992
Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia
Lineart Gent Belgio
Arte Fiera Bologna
6th Annual Exhibition of the Asian Watercolours Confederation. Seoul, Korea
Italian Contemporary Art

1990
Arte Fiera Bologna
Arte Padova
Biennale Scandinavian
Contemporary Art Forum
Art JonctionNice

1989
Arte Fiera Bologna
XXI Prix International d'Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo. Monaco

1985
Philippe Charriol foundation, Modern Art Competition

1984
Contemporary Art Biennale Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1982
Royce Galleries Sydney, Australia
Mostre
Publications
CATALOGO GENERALE GALLERIA

Anno 2012

NEW CATALOGUE OF Palma Arte Gallery

Artists in the book:
Paolo Da San Lorenzo, Fabio Calvetti, Chiara Cesana, Kiki Fleming, John Costa, Marco Lodola, Michela Crisostomi, Olga Formisano, Maria Grazia Surace,Wilfred, Gabriela Villareal, Fiorella Vandi.

Languages: italian, english. Biography of every artist.
Number of pages: 60 Size: cm 20 x 20 Price: 10.00 + € 10,00 shipping.
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GABRIELA VILLAREAL

Dreaming the trip

The book of Gabriela Villareal, printed in 2013.
Languages: italian, english
Wrote by Marco Bovi, Thomas Zilioli, Claudio Roma - Palma Arte Edition
Number of pages: 64 Size: cm 21 x 30 Price: 20.00 + € 10,00 shipping.
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