Born in Toronto, Gabrielle de Montmollin began her career in television and film but moved on to still photography once she discovered it was the medium best suited to her unique vision and independent nature. For many years she worked exclusively with black and white film photographing throwaway plastic toys and dolls arranged in constructed, fantasy settings.
Recently Gabrielle de Montmollin began working with mixed media blending painting, drawing and montage elements with digital prints. In addition, over the past three years her focus has shifted from the recording of personal imaginings to finding visual expression of her feelings about social justice issues and politics.
Gabrielle de Montmollin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Belgium, Italy, France and The Netherlands. She is a member of The RED HEAD GALLERY, an artists' collective in Toronto, where she will be exhibiting her new series, Stephen Harper Hates Me, April 24 - May 18, 2013.