Gabrielle Barzaghi grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. After living and working in Boston’s artists’ lofts, she moved to Gloucester in the mid-1990s. She taught drawing at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University for over thirty years and now works full time in her studio adjacent to Dogtown. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Currier Museum; the Fuller Museum; and it is in the permanent collections of the Cape Ann Museum and the deCordova Museum.
Current and Future Events
Facing Five Years
January 17, 2019 – March 3, 2019
A program of exhibitions and events revisiting Trident Gallery’s first half-decade years and assaying the next.
Reception for Gabrielle Barzaghi
June 1, 2019 · 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trident Gallery will host a public reception for in celebration of her solo exhibition , on view June 1–30, 2019.
Past Exhibitions with Trident Gallery
In With The New
January 26, 2018 – March 25, 2018
An exhibition of new, unseen, and selected works of art by represented artists.
Gabrielle Barzaghi: Perfect World
June 10, 2017 – July 9, 2017
Ten new drawings and a major new work, a cycle of 15 drawings entitled Stoning Charlotte Brontë,
affirm Gabrielle Barzaghi
’s power to embrace complexity with aesthetic harmony, to portray the entanglement of beauty and understanding.
Project: Emerson Inn
May 15, 2016 – December 31, 2018
The works of art hanging in the common rooms of the Emerson Inn
in Rockport MA are by artists represented by Trident Gallery.
In the Time We Have
March 12, 2016 – April 24, 2016
An exhibition of new and selected works of art reflecting themes of time, ephemerality, and maturity.
January 30, 2016 – March 6, 2016
This year’s partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon explores birds’ nests as wondrous natural objects, emblems of shelter, and monuments in the cycle of life and death.
Beyond Real: Contemporary Landscapes
August 15, 2015 – September 13, 2015
A group exhibition offering more than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works in the genre of landscape, chosen to represent a diversity of artistic approaches.
Gabrielle Barzaghi: When Objects Dream
June 5, 2015 – July 5, 2015
An exhibition of fourteen new drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi
in which the artist’s wide-ranging, mythic imagination becomes more explicitly historical. Artifacts from the realms of play and art are freighted with human context and glow with the nearly magical aura of their material histories—these are the objects’ dreams.
March 26, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Trident Gallery showed works on paper by eight represented artists at the 2015 AD20/21
March 20, 2015 – May 31, 2015
During Spring Improvisations, special offerings and recent work by gallery artists will be on display and may change frequently and improvisationally. Stop into the gallery regularly to see new work and tell the Director what you’d like to see next.
The Art of Natural History
January 29, 2015 – March 15, 2015
An exhibition reprising last year’s winter partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
and curated with two organizing ideas: Charles Darwin’s famous closing paragraph of On The Origin of Species,
and the idea that the art in the exhibition should straddle the boundary between documentation and interpretation of the natural world.
July 3, 2014 – July 27, 2014
An exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area’s legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts, displaying works of art by eighteen Cape Ann artists, including four guest artists, and introducing Gloucester artist Ed Touchette
, now represented by Trident Gallery.
January 17, 2014 – March 16, 2014
A trans-discipline, evolving, multi-media art experience—an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Three Artists in Dialogue with the Past
October 18, 2013 – November 24, 2013
An exhibition of works by three contemporary artists who engage the imagery and ideas of the mid-twentieth century and of earlier eras.