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
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 .
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
2001-2003 student painting under Nirmal Singh Dhunsi
2003-2005 student graphichs under Octavio Gil Villegas
NBK(norwegian professional artists)
The Drawing Sociaty,Norway