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Gabriela Vainsencher (b. 1963, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is known for combining archaeological and anatomical motifs in her interdisciplinary practice of drawing, video, and photography. As an immigrant twice-over, she often experiments with materials and languages and uses images and objects as metaphors.

In her recent work, Vainsencher draws inspiration from mythology, ancient Greek ceramic vessels and Roman frescoes, and archetypes of motherhood. Tropes such as the clock and the hourglass are conflated with the body’s biological time, and fertility symbols and reproductive organs co-exist with less obviously maternal body parts such as hands and ears. Vainsencher portrays motherhood as nuanced and multi-faceted, and both agelessly symbolic and specifically contemporary.

Vainsencher received her MFA from Hunter College in 2016 and her B.Ed in Fine Arts from the Beit Berl School of Art in 2005.

Past exhibitions include Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Hanina Gallery, Israel; Kunstforening, Norway; Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, France; The National Gallery of Saskatchewan, Canada; and La Chambre Blanche, Canada. She lives and works in Montclair, NJ.