Within, Without (detail), 2016, Polymer fiber, steel, and magnets, 10 x 25 1/ 2 x 8 1/2 feet

Building on and expanding techniques rooted in traditional fiber work, Gabrielle creates elaborate installations of disparate materials; glass, tar, rocks, wire, yarn, wood, paint, found objects, and other textiles. She is drawn to materials of the natural world, and values a connection to animals through researching fiber production; from sheering, spinning, and hand constructing cloth. Her installations and performance pieces challenge traditional gender expressions, labor value systems, and address larger social issues through the use of tension, repetition, and by twisting the multiple meanings imbued in the material itself.

Gabrielle Duggan was born in Buffalo, New York and earned her Master of Art and Design in Fibers and Surface Design from North Carolina State University. Her work has been exhibited at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC and Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, SC (Out of Fashion, 2011-2012) as well as at the Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC (2015). She was the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council’s Regional Artist Project Grant (2011), Artspace’s Regional Emerging Artist Residency (2013-2014), and the Governor’s Island Art Fair Residency (2014). Presently, she teaches Textile Art and Design as Visiting Lecturer at Georgia State University, Atlanta.


2010 - Master of Art and Design, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC - Fibers and Surface Design
2006 - Bachelor of Science, BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE, SUNY Fashion and Textile Technology; Apparel Design and Product Development, Buffalo, NY - Magna Cum Laude
2006 - Associate in Applied Science, FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY Fashion Design, Tailoring Techniques, Buffalo, NY - Magna Cum Laude
2001-2003 - UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, SUNY Fine Arts, Buffalo, NY - Photography


Linear Tensions: Jillian Clark and Gabrielle Duggan, Garis & Hahn, New York City, NY – curated by Alixandra Hornyan for AH Arts

Lineaeria, Atlanta, GA; Directed Collaborative Public Art Project for Gerogia State University’s Athletic Department – Invited
Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC - Collaboration with Niel Prewitt on film, Consensus Reality

Sutilingua, Cameron Village Library, Raleigh, NC – solo exhibition
Other Female Myths, Artspace, Raleigh NC – solo exhibition  
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Faculty Triennial,  Atlanta, GA  Governors Island Art Fair;  building 404, New York, NY
Case Studies; The Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC – Invited  
Installation for Pullen Arts Center; Installation Commissioned by the City of Raleigh for Fall Arts Festival – Invited
Windows on Chapel Hill, NC; Commissioned Installation in under-utilized commercial space  Conjunction for Artspace Pop-up, SANFORD, NC - Commissioned Collaborative Installation 

Governors Island Art Fair;  building 111, NEW YORK, NY
All Together Now, 202 Fayetteville St. – Solo exhibition  
Fertile Crescent; Antfarm, RALIEGH, NC – Collaboration with Movement Artist P.J. Maske
Aegriess for Artspace, Pop-up, Raleigh, NC - Commissioned Installation to highlight and reactivate space for public use Warp 7 for Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, RALEIGH, NC - Directed Collaborative Public Art Project 

Sinew/Synapses, Installed for Durham Storefront Project 2011 Spinster Spotting Installed for PODS artSPARK  
ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennial; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA  The Bread Show; Visual Art Exchange, RALEIGH, NC  - Interdisciplinary collaboration directed by Urban Garden Performing Arts

Out of Fashion, Exhibited thesis with a Gallery Talk and Direction of a collaboration by the Common Seam Collective, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC -Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-SALEM, NC
Death Becomes Her, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN – two-person exhibition 

artSPARK, Spectrum Spectre; Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh, NC - Installed performance with Urban Garden Performing Arts
Spinning a Spectrum, The Allred Gallery, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC - Graduate thesis presentation  
Somewhere Out There, Antfarm, Raleigh, NC  - Interdisciplinary collaboration directed by Urban Garden Performing Arts, Runway Presentations at fashionSPARK and the Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC - juried and independently directed
Synapses, Trends in Contemporary Fiber, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC – Invited
Nest, Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center, ALEXANDRIA, VA  
20X20 Second Edition, The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Quebec (second annual benefit for MCCT)  
Fibra Vitae, Common Seam Collective Members Exhibition, Visual Art Exchange Annex in Raleigh, NC - Co-directed and exhibited
The Debut, Common Seam Collective Members Exhibition; The LoDi Project in Raleigh, NC - Co-directed and exhibited 

UNU Collection One, College of Design Downtown Studios, Raleigh, NC - Runway show: co-directed and exhibited


Fellowship at Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
Knight Foundation Award Recipient with a Residency at Ponyride, Detroit, MI

First Artist in Residence at the Musk Ox Farm, PALMER, AK

Artist in Residence on Governor’s Island, New York, NY
Regional Emerging Artist Residency at Artspace, Raleigh, NC 

Regional Artist Project Grant Recipient; North Carolina Arts Council
Scholarship to attend and present at Weave a Real Peace’s annual meeting, BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

Scholarship to assist at and attend Inspired Design Conference, Center for Craft & Creative Design

Threads of Hope Scholarship- North Carolina State University, 


2016, Datebook: Jillian Clark and Gabrielle Duggan at Garis & Hahn slideshow feature

Vartanian, Hrag,
Thomas, Karyn; “Carolina Folkways” interview aired on UNC-TV throughout October 2014
Leonard, Juli, Artists Use Empty Storefront to Make Statement, “Emerging Design” News & Observer, print and online
Doran, Will, The Sanford Herald, print

Out Of Fashion Highlights a Vanishing Art Form
Barber, Keith Yes! Weekly, print  
Ferral, Katelyn “Group Wants to Revive Textile Art and Design” News & Observer, print

From the Same Cloth, Thompson-Smith, Samantha News and Observer, print


Assistant Professor of Practice, North Caroline State University, Raleigh, NC – Courses taught: Basic Woven and Constructed Textiles

2014 – 2016
Visiting Lecturer, Textile Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – Courses taught: Fibers, Colors, Dyes and Dyeing; Surface Design; Fibers, Fabrics, and Forms; Fiber Sculpture

Instructor, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC – Courses taught: Art and Design; Art to Wear 

2008 – 2013
Workshop Instructor, North Carolina State University College of Design, Raleigh, NC – Workshops taught: Knitting (Hand and Machine); Weaving (Floor and Digital looms); Digital Printing; Fibers Preparation; Spinning (spindle and wheel)