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Gabrielle Mertz

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Gabrielle Mertz is a visual artist and choreographer. Her practice explores spatial and movement structures through the incorporation of light, sound, technology, and other forms. Drawing on her formal training as a dancer and choreographer, Mertz creates installations, images, and other site-specific works that expose or reimagine architectural and environmental spaces. Previously the Founder/Artistic Director of Ondine and Company, she created dance performances and site-specific installations on stages and on tour. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe at the Cultural Center of Krakow, New Museum Ideas City, High Museum, Artists Alliance, International Dance Festival, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, American Dance Festival, 7Stages, King Plow Arts Center, and The Performance Space, among others. She is the recipient of commissions/awards from the Cultural Olympiad, City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Netherland-America Foundation, among others. She has taught/lectured at New York University, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Emory University, and Image Film & Video Center, among others.