Gabrielle Trom is currently in the United States and preparing for her upcoming residency at Chesterwood in 2021.
“The beauty of art is the window it opens in our minds. Representational art is an interpretation of the world around us. If we wanted to merely create a copy of what we see we would snap a quick photo instead of making a painting or we would make a life-cast instead of sculpting a figure. When we interpret the world and we see or experience the interpretations of others, we create bridges with which to learn about ourselves and one another.” - Gabrielle Trom
Gabrielle Trom was raised in the beautiful Midwest in the United States of America. Trom began formal training in watercolors at the Art Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2008 she continued her studies of drawing, painting, and sculpture at Bethel University. There, Trom was introduced to a variety of artistic mediums and basic concepts of design.
In 2016 she headed across the Atlantic to begin her education in the academic methods of figurative drawing and sculpture at Barcelona Academy of Art. She added oil painting to her studies at the academy in 2018 and, after she was granted a scholarship from the Art Renewal Center, was able to return to Barcelona to complete her sculpture studies in 2019.
In June 2019, Trom won first place in the Richard McDermott Miller competition—a timed portrait sculpting competition held annually by the National Sculpture Society in the United States of America.
Trom returned to Spain to teach sculpture at the Barcelona Academy of Art and to commence work on her first personal project.
She competed in, and won the National Sculpture Society’s first Dexter Jones Residency Competition. Due to COVID-19 the residency was moved to 2021.
Trom moved to Stillwater, Minnesota and found a space to work in Studio Pintura at the Northrup King Building to practice sculpting and begin preparations for her projects at Chesterwood. Trom’s incomplete artist proof History’s Writer (Goliat) will be on display at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) from October 2021 through the end of January 2022.
Trom is expected to return to Barcelona in January 2022 to teach the Winter and Spring terms at the Barcelona Academy of Art.
2021, Honorable Mention, Figurativas 2021, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2020, Dexter Jones Award Residency at Chesterwood (October 2021), National Sculpture Society, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA, USA
2019, Richard McDermott Miller Prize, National Sculpture Society, Art Students League of New York, New York, NY, USA
2019, selected competitor, Richard McDermott Miller Competition, National Sculpture Society, Art Students League of New York, New York, NY, USA
2018, 2nd place, 19th ARC Scholarship Competition (2018), Art Renewal Center
2016, Raspberry Monday, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, USA
2016, 1st place, college division, Christian Arts Festival, Trinity School at River Ridge, Eagan, MN, US