Gabrielle Egnater was born in Los Angeles, California to a family of printmakers and lighting designers. She transplanted to Chicago to pursue a BFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During her time in undergrad, Gabrielle interned for the Kohler Arts/Industry Program. After graduation, She remained in the Midwest as a Classroom Coordinator for the Cranbrook Art Museum. She is currently a Metal Shop Technician at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and Adjunct Faculty for the CCS Community Arts Partnership Program.
Egnater’s practice can be described as mini-monuments that embrace oddity, design, craft, gastronomy, and remembrance. Each mini-monument questions what objects can “mark importance” or what object is a “marker of importance”. Egnater’s newest works aim to allow the audience to place their own memories and desire on the “marker of importance” by creating “adjustable monuments”.