551 Tremont Street – BCA Artist Studio #306
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Born in Germany, Gisela Griffith immigrated to the United States when she was three years old and spent her formative years in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and later continued her interest in art by attending The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Diploma program. Gisela has been working as a Boston artist since 2002.
“Observing nature and exploring the relationship between plants and humans have been significant concepts in my work. ‘Secrets of Nature’ Birch Bark Icons, a body of work that continues to evolve, uses symbolism to explore European folklore and personal history. Symbolism and an awareness of art history is present in the art I create.
I am currently working on two bodies of work one addresses religion which has been an underlying and repeating concept in my work. Through the process of assemblage I explore the awareness of religious fundamentalism pervading society on a global scale particularly how religious doctrine is internalized and why people hold on to religious beliefs.
Inspired by the beauty of the Hubble space telescope deep field photographs, my second body of work addresses the collective anxiety felt by climate change.”