I’m Gabrielle Manzello, and I am currently a senior in high school in Long Island, New York. I will be attending Parsons School of Design with a focus on communication design. Currently, I’m focusing on exploring mediums and understanding how I can utilize elements of design to create pieces that I, as well as viewers, can resonate with.
I really appreciate how fluid art is and how visual expression can transcend a multitude of ideas and feelings. I never planned on making art such a big part of my life, but naturally, I have become enveloped in observing art around me and learning to create myself. I think one of the most freeing aspects of life is realizing that we owe it to ourselves to spend our limited time doing what we are naturally passionate about.
These are some pieces that I did last year, and although my style has changed a lot since then, these come from a time when I was beginning to take art more seriously. I wanted to depict topics, ideas, feelings that were somewhat uncomfortable to me through a lens of bright design.