Gail Postal is active/lives in United States. Gail Postal is known for mixed media figure.
Biography from Windham Fine Arts
Gail Postal is creating a body of contemporary "icons." Her mixed media
works (graphite and oil) begin as drawings from live models. An
empathetic person by nature, Postal frequently befriends the models,
learning their stories, hearing their laments and ambitions without
judgment or prejudice. She then brings the drawings to her studio
and begins to transform them into beautiful paintings, frequently
dressing them in colorful, patterned raiments. Postal was
inspired by a recent trip to Russia, deeply moved by the icons she
encountered there. While admitting that the individuals portrayed are
perhaps not saints, Postal believes that the possibility of the
individual to inspire others to persevere, to provide comfort, to
illuminate opportunities, to give emotional sustenance is what makes
them worthy of a moment of reverence.
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Postal has been in
numerous exhibitions including a solo show, "Contemporary American
Icons" at the Edward Williams Gallery of Fairleigh Dickson University
in Hackensack, NJ (2009). Postal's group exhibitions include "Salon at
Artworks" with juror Helen Shannon at the Trenton City Museum, Trenton,
NJ (2009), "125th Annual Members Exhibition" with juror Peter Trippi
and the "Audubon Artists 66th Annual Exhibit" with jurors Su Li Hung
and Karen Whitman at the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (2008), "The
Richeson 75: International Figure/Portrait 2008 Art Competition" at the
Richeson School of Art & Gallery in Kimberly, WI, "2008 Biennial:
Contemporary American Realism" with juror Charles Shepard III at the
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, "11th Annual Juried Student
Exhibition" at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), "Focus
on the Figure 2007" with juror Minerva Durham at the Hopper House Art
Center, Nyack, NY, "Hudson Valley Art Association 76th Annual
Exhibition" at the National Arts Club, New York, NY (2007), "49th
International Award Exhibition" with juror Norman Bryson, Ph.D., at the
San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA
(2007) and the "National Academy School of Fine Arts Student
Exhibition" at the Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY (2006).
Postal has also received dozens of awards and prizes over the last 5
She also has a PhD from Fordham University, from a former life.
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