Gaby Heit has a passion for paper and drawing on paper. What had originated as consistent small doodles, has over time developed into numerous organic abstract drawings in colored and metallic pencil. She has experimented with different kinds of papers, colored papers and photographs.
As a true typophile, with many years of experience working in print publishing, Gaby has decided to try antique newspaper as her most recent canvas (The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 1871, salvaged pages from a crumbling stack). The newspaper pages have been cut into new square compositions, highlighting new typographic arrangements and contexts, and the drawings intermingle with the vintage printing.
Professionally, Gaby teaches undergraduate design and visual communications, and works as a freelance art/photo director and graphic designer with 17 years of experience in print publishing. In July 2011, she opened Prelude Gallery in Philadelphia which specifically showcases local student and recent-graduate emerging fine artists. She currently consults fine artists in self-promotion and curates for Da Vinci Art Alliance, AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, Le Meridien Philadelphia and at various other venues.
Gaby Heit curates MathThematic for DesignPhiladelphia, Esther Klein Gallery (Philadelphia 10/7 - 11/20/15)
Gaby Heit participates in Discover the Railyard, Gravy Studio (Philadelphia, 7/15)
Gaby Heit curates and participates in Open Lens, Da VInci Art Alliance (Philadelphia 2/15)
Gaby Heit is participating in POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) at Da VInci Art Alliance (Philadelphia 10/25 - 10/26/14)
Gaby Heit is participating in ARTnude Philly at James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia 10/18/14)
Gaby Heit curates and participates in Color and Form in MEDIUM, Jed Williams Gallery (Philadelphia 7/14)
Gaby Heit joins Da Vinci Art Alliance as Executive Director (Philadelphia, 2/1/14)
University City Science Center purchases C26 Bouquet for their collection (Philadelphia, 6/11/13)
Curated and Participated: My Philadelphia at Prelude Gallery (12/7 - 12/23/11)
First Friday at the Chocolate Works (Philadelphia 5/6/11)
Philly Side Arts Benefit for Philly AIDS Thrift (Philadelphia, 4/15/11)
Pterodactyl Big Art Show (Philadelphia, 6/26/10, 8/28/10)