Gabrielle Mayer

Associate Professor


Professor Mayer's life size renderings of women's fancy dresses play with color and form but also explore the significance and impact of clothing and style in our culture. Her paintings place a single high fashion garment in illusionistic full color against a flat background of another color to create a dazzling "embodied but not inhabited dress in paint."

Course Offerings

ART 107: Foundation Drawing
ART 207: Foundation Figure Drawing
ART 305: Drawing and Composition
ART 301: Introduction to Painting
ART 501: Concepts in Painting
ART 502: Advanced Concepts in Painting
ART 503: Special Topics in Painting
ART 504: Directed Study in Painting
ART 601: Workshop in Painting
ART 602: Professional Practice in Painting


Oil and Illusionistic painting


Festival del Dia de los Muertos, Altar Exhibition, Old Episcopal Burying Ground, The Living Art & Science Center, Lexington, Kentucky, invitational, 2014
Analog/Analogy, Part II Analogy, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, July 10-Aug 16, invitational, 2014
POP EXPLOSION: the Artist and Popular Culture, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, national, juried by Nicholas Chambers, Curator at Andy Warhol, Museum & Robert Beckman, Director of Artists Image Resource, Jan 18-March 14, 2014
Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, Florida, 2014
Pyro 10th Anniversary Show, Pyro Gallery, Louisville Jan - Feb 15, 2014
Writing Center, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, solo exhibition, 2013
New Members Exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, 2013Inversion, Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky, Solo exhibition, 2012
Gabrielle L. Mayer, Paintings, Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana, solo exhibition, 2008
A Woman's View II: Gabrielle Mayer, Duveneck Gallery, The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky, solo exhibition, 2008