539 Tremont Street – BCA Artist Studio Building
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Born in Germany, Gisela 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 the 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. My present body of work, “Suspending Disbelief” was inspired by the current tensions between religion and politics. Religion has been an underlying concept in my work but the rise of religious fundamentalism pervading the political landscape on a global scale compels me to openly explore religiosity, particularly how religious doctrine is internalized, by creating assemblages that reflect a personal perspective.