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Gloria Fabel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I have always expressed myself through drawing and painting,and I have been trained as a decorator.My style of expression is imaginative and playful.My pieces present stories full of symbolism for the viewer to interpret.The relationships between the many characters in my imagery creates riddles and tension that the onlooker can imagine stories to.The style presented is often humorous,with an underlying
melancholic touch.

I grew up in Frosta, a village just north of Trondheim, Norway
My real name is Bente Riseth , but upon having an exhibition in London 2007, the idea of a psydonym more user friendly to an international audience started forming. From there on I signed all my work Gloria Fabel.

My childhood ...

both my dad and my grandad were merchants by trade, this was exciting growing up, being rigth next door to the familys shop.

Ever since I can remember, drawing and painting were central aspects in my life. I would spend hours on the kitchenfloor, doing my drawings. My grandmother, who lived with us, understood the importance of this and would encourage me, and tell my parents: "Let the girl do her drawings, its important to her".

Upon finishing secondary school I wanted to go to art school, but my dad refused, stating that the life of an artist was to unstable, and that only high school would give his daughters a wortwhile education.

So, I started high school. But the urge to be creative surfaced again and again over the years, and I retrained in the decorative field, mainly doing calligraphy, window and poster design. I would work freelance, decorating furniture and various objects for people, and from 1990 I started painting alongside this.

In 2005 I started the gallery 'Galleri Tautra', on the island Tautra north of Trondheim. Alongside running the gallery (+many different artists and medias) I had a studio that was held open for the public. In 2010 I closed down the gallery and moved my studio home.

During 2009 I became a member of the 'Norwegian drawing Association and the Norwegian visual artists association,
and was the same year signed to the New York based gallery 'A.Jain Marunouchi gallery .


Selected Shows:
2020 Artifact Gallery,Manhattan,New York

2012 Galleria Monteoliveto,MM 62-12 for Marilyn ,Nice Frankrike

2011 A Jain Marunouchi Gallery,New York

2011 Twentieth International Biennale of humour and Satire in the arts,Gabrova,Bulgaria

2011 Little Treasures,International Art Exhibition,Galleria dee`Marchi,Bologna,Italy

2010 A.Jain Marunouchi Gallery,New York

2009 Biennale Internazionale dell Arte
Contemporanea Florence BiennaleFlorence-Italy

2009 Media 3. art biennial ,London

2009 Tegnerforbundet(The drawing sociaty)Oslo

2007 The Brick Lane Gallery,London

1976-77 Drawing/painting Sund Folkehøgskole,Norway
1980-82 Decorator-Trondheim
2001-2003 student painting under Nirmal Singh Dhunsi
2003-2005 student graphichs under Octavio Gil Villegas

NBK(norwegian professional artists)
The Drawing Sociaty,Norway

2008:Frosta church,Norway


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roundtower Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018   Traditional Artist
happy birthday to moo Happy Birthday Xak Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1] Birthday cake Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday Day128 - Happy Birthday
gloriafabel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
🌸Thank you!😀xxxGloria
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
roundtower Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday dear friend Gloria! Happy Birthday!     Birthday cakeHappy Birthday (2)
MSpaintdog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! [a day early].
gloriafabel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!

Best wishes
zephyrworks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Just dropping by again because I missed your works. :) LOL at my old post down there.
foggycreatures Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I love your gallery!
zephyrworks Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I'm glad you wrote this journal. Always nice to know something about the artist. I rarely browse on DA but when I do, I remember you and your inspiring work. ^^
Rosicule Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
You are brilliant!!!!!!
coquelico Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful gallery! what medium are you using?
iram Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
wow! what a wonderful gallery and works! bravo!
looking forward to see more! :)
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Guadalupespectro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
You're my favorite artist around the world. You have become an inspiration. You give me beautiful feelings through your work. Thank you, thank you very much.
brokenheartsbleeding Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   General Artist
interesting gallery...
Anblachwol Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I honestly need to tell You that i've never seen better works on the dA!! You are the best:) Greetings from Poland:)
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