Gail Larroca studied at Tulane University before receiving her BFA from
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. A longtime resident of the East Village,
she has worked and exhibited with the Lower Eastside Printshop, exploring
an early interest in multiple technique through collage and silkscreen.
She currently maintains a studio in Dumbo where she continues to refine narratives in material and assembly as a natural progression of her collage aesthetic. As another experiment in
multiple techniques, she has worked extensively as a decorative painter and
muralist. Her work is in private collection on both the east and west coasts.
2005 A Ramona Studio, New York City
2015 "Ode to Earth"
2011 Group Exhibition & Auction for Tsunami Relief
2005 Fashion District Arts Festival
2001 History Lessons: Paintings, Works on Paper and Mixed Media
|Layering imagery is essentially a game of combination and counterpoint. It can mirror the simultaneous array of sight and sensation we experience in everyday life or isolate its' ironic contrasts. My work relates that experience in freeze-frame, a story distilled into material and paint- a state of mind reflected as a field of texture. Traditionally, collage exploits the innate symbolism in found objects and printed material. There's an inclination in my approach to abstract that quality, finding new roles for physical material or possibly re-interpreting an object itself. Where I might begin with a narrative or symbolic premise, it will be abandoned and re-invented many times over as the piece develops a visual life of its own. Every picture tells a story. This is the stuff stories are made of.|