Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata
Quagliata's rigidly conceptual photographic and multi-media work explores the fleeting and uncanny aspects of public and private spaces. Quagliata recently completed a project entitled, "Every Bodega in Manhattan," in which she walked every street in the entire borough of Manhattan, documenting every cornershop, in an attempt to capture and highlight the specific divergent qualities of these seemingly uniform, quickly vanishing icons of NYC life. (read more here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732368190457863996276... ) Quagliata seeks to make concrete and tangible the bizarre qualities that she has uncovered within her ostensibly mundane subject matter.
Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata (b. Omaha, Nebraska) is a Brooklyn-based mixed media artist working predominantly in various permutations of photography. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film and Video, and an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited in a number of group shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan's Lower East Side. Quagliata also writes art criticism for the Brooklyn Rail.