Gabriela Denise Frank is a Seattle writer and author of CivitaVeritas: An Italian Fellowship Journey. The book documents her experience living in an Italian hill town while on a fellowship sponsored by the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy (now known as The Civita Institute.)
An alumna of the Tin House Summer Workshop, A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO) Retreat, Jack Straw Writers Program and Artist Trust’s EDGE Development Program for Literary Artists, Gabriela’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, ARCADE, Word Riot and Bird’s Thumb, amongst others. In 2014, her Pushcart Prize-nominated short story, “Pas de Deux,” was published in an anthology by New Lit Salon Press. Her essay, “Muzzled,” which appeared in Issue #3 of True Story, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2017.
Frank’s work off the page unites literary art, visual design, performance and installation, transforming storytelling into experience. In 2014, she staged A Novel Performance, a month-long installation at Seattle’s Central Library during which she wrote the first draft of a novel as a live performance. In 2015, she opened UGLY ME, a multi-media installation that explores concepts of value, identity and self-worth, at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery. Her work is supported by Vermont Studio Center, 4Culture, Jack Straw, Mineral School and Invoking the Pause.
Contact Gabriela at gveritasATgmaildotcom.
View Gabriela’s Artist CV