Getting to Know Gabrielle: Q&A with Corvallis Printmaker Gabrielle Snider

Tell me a little about yourself…

I’m finishing up my BFA here at OSU. I’ve lived in Corvallis for about 6 years–the longest I’ve lived anywhere since I left home. I grew up in Arizona, North Scottsdale area to be exact. I’m 43…so, so old….I’ve lived in a bunch of places and done a bunch of things. Jobs have included record store clerk and baker. I started tattooing in 1999 and have done that pretty much since, until I decided to go back to school. It’s an interesting profession in ways too vast to even begin, but I traveled a ton with it and have met some great people.

How long have you been interested in art?

Since I can remember.

What are your main sources of inspiration?

A lot of my inspiration comes from interactions with friends, words (usually some messed up understanding or not hearing them correctly), life. I’m also really into the process of making art. This is probably why I gravitate towards printmaking and other disciplines that require a certain element of technical know how.

What do you feel your artwork expresses about yourself/your point of view to the world?

My art work I hope communicates some of my perception of life and just how whacked out and weird it is. Printmaking appeals to me so much because it takes art off it’s pedestal of sacredness and makes enough for everyone to have and enjoy.