A native New Yorker, Gabriel J. Shuldiner was born and raised in the borough of Manhattan. He holds a BA from New York University and an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design here in New York.
Interested in the beauty and order that follow chaos, mishaps and accidents, Gabriel J. Shuldiner incorporates found objects and diverse castaway materials as departure points in his unique exploration of 21st century painting and object making… working within self-imposed restraints and recurring themes. He creates wall sculptures with the hope to of creating a visceral reaction to his jetblack “voids” of space. Obsessed with the many disparate associations assigned to black, Gabriel references his work as bruteminimalism™ and his custom proprietary black variant, based on the element carbon as postapocalypticblack™. Trademarked by Gabriel, his bruteminimalist™ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at select galleries, museums and avant garde boutiques.
Gabriel relies heavily on recycled objects, his interest being the history of that object and how he will transform it into his art. With a very hands-on approach, he manipulates objects to give them character while still maintaining the utilitarian element of the object.
Gabriel lives and works in Manhattan’s West Chelsea, where he currently maintains his studio. Gabriel has also stored at his Chelsea Manhattan Mini Storage unit for over 10 years.
No Longer Empty and Manhattan Mini Storage are pleased to present Fresh Out of Storage, a unique project that brings to life and to light some of the many artworks that are kept in storage in New York City. No Longer Empty is a non-profit organization that activates public engagement with contemporary art through curated, community-responsive exhibitions and education programs that revive underutilized properties.
The project, which was open to all artists who have stored their work at a Manhattan Mini Storage facility, will be presented in three separate formats: an online presentation (www.freshoutofstorage.com) will showcase the work of all 35 artists who submitted their work for consideration; a video documentary, which will present interviews with 18 artists who were selected for Open Storage Visits; and the physical exhibition, featuring the works of ten of those artists, which will be held at the Manhattan Mini Storage facility at 645 West 44th Street (417), from Oct. 13th and was extended by popular demand t