Gail	Mallory

Gail Mallory

Gail Mallory

Gail Patrice Mallory is an American artist and graphic designer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics and Multimedia Development from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Gail also holds a M.B.A. from Prairie View A & M University. Gail currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

While living in Houston she participated in the Citywide African American Artist Exhibition (University Museum of Texas Southern University) sponsored by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2017, 2019). She has also shown her artwork in several group exhibitions.

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series (2018). As well as the African American Artist Exhibition at the University of Houston Clear Lake (2020). In 2019, Gail had her first solo exhibition “My Journal My Journey” in the Bert Long Jr Gallery at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Recently, she displayed works in the FOTOFEST Biennial 2020 at the Community Artist Collective. She had works on display in the “Art of Soul” exhibition in Columbus, Ohio at the National African American Museum Cultural Center.

Gail is an artist/photographer and has been working in this medium combined over the last 20 years. Art and creativity come naturally to her, it’s a way to express how she views the community and its effect on her own self-perception. Her artwork began as a visual representation of herself, desperately searching for the beauty within. She suffered many years from insecurities, long before she realized she was an artist. Gail’s insecurities were based on her appearance, which is one of the reasons that lips and noses were exaggerated in many of her earlier pieces. To Gail art is more than art; art was an escape, a therapist, and an unconditional friend. In the past, she believed art had rules that needed to be followed, but gradually she learned that creativity has no rules. Gail’s process always begins with two questions:

(1) Can she create this concept with thread as opposed to paint; (2) who is this artistic message intended for? From there she selects the threads that complement each other and afterward this allows her creative energy to bring her vision to reality. Gail began to realize that she was no longer looking for herself in the artwork, but the artwork had become an instrument to uplift her culture, community, and other women with similar challenges with every piece she created.

Over time her creations began to take on a life of their own and each piece seemed to never conceptually end the way that they started.

Client List

  • Houston Museum of African American Culture
  • Community Artists Collective
  • Pottery Barn Houston
  • National African American Museum Culture Center

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