colored + metallic pencil on paper


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.

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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)

M. S. Heitler and Gaby Heit are participating in Dear Fleisher, biennial exhibition and sale (Philadelphia 11/14)

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)

Locale for CITYWIDE: A Collective Art Exhibition at The Painted Bride (Philadelphia, 11/1 - 12/15/13)

University City Science Center purchases C26 Bouquet for their collection (Philadelphia, 6/11/13)

Curated and Participated: Cellular/Molecular at EKG, Philadelphia Science Festival (Philadelphia, 4/16 - 6/9/13)

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Art Show (Plainview, NY 3/3 - 3/31/13)

Curated and Participated: AIGA Philadelphia Speakeasy Soiree and Silent Auction (Philadephia, 12/7/12)

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial biennial exhibition and sale (Philadelphia, 11/4/12)

Curated and Participated: Five Senses, One Community (Philadelphia 5/12/12)

AIGA Philadelphia SPACE Opens (Philadelphia 5/1/12)

Curated and Participated: Message & Medium (Philadelphia 3/1 - 3/12/12, 6/1 - 6/30/12)

InLiquid v.12 Benefit & Silent Auction (Philadelphia, 2/10/12)

Curated and Participated: My Philadelphia at Prelude Gallery (12/7 - 12/23/11)

Real and Imagined Group Exhibition at The Plastic Club (Philadelphia 12/4 - 12/31/11)

Curated and Participated: Branches Group Show (Philadelphia 7/21 - 7/22/11)

Kaleidoscopes with S. Leser (Philadelphia 7/1 - 7/31/11, Dix Hills, NY 5/1 - 5/31/12)

Prelude Gallery Opens (Philadelphia 7/1/11)

First Friday at the Chocolate Works (Philadelphia 5/6/11)

Philly Side Arts Benefit for Philly AIDS Thrift (Philadelphia, 4/15/11)

Small Worlds Group Exhibition at The Plastic Club (Philadelphia 3/6 - 3/27/11)

GEDO Assemblages Group Show (Philadelphia 3/4 - 3/26/11)

West Philly Fire In Here Benefit at City Tap House (Philadelphia 2/2/11)

First Friday In Here Exhibition at Liberty Vintage (Philadelphia 1/7/11)

Art Benefit for Toys for Tots at O'Reilly's (Philadelphia 12/16/10)

Fifth & Miff Gallery Group Show (Philadelphia 11/20/10)

Violence & Glitter: A Dichotomy in Art Group Show (Philadelphia 11/11 - 11/23/10)

POST: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour, University City Arts League (Philadelphia 10/2 - 10/3/10)

Freedom Week Benefit History Starts Now (New York, 9/30/10)

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial biennial exhibition and sale (Philadelphia, 9/26/10)

Pterodactyl Big Art Show (Philadelphia, 6/26/10, 8/28/10)

For more info, contact me at info@gabyheit.com.