GVBQ (b. Ogallala, Nebraska) is a Los Angeles-based photographer focused predominantly on landscape photography as a documentary tool with which to study human behavior. GVBQ received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. GVBQ's critical art writing and 2013 Manhattan-wide bodega documentation project (as Gail V Quagliata) have appeared in numerous regional and national publications. After over 15 years visually combing the streets of NYC, GVBQ moved to LA in 2018 and is enthusiastically investigating the modern social landscape of the American West.


Please direct all inquiries to gvbq@gvbq.org

Selected Exhibitions

Women's Stories (Untold), Midwest Center for Photography (Wichita, KS), 2019

Print Swap, Feature Shoot (online), 2019

Naked State artist residency, curated by Teresa Ascencao, Bare Oaks Naturist Park (Toronto, Ontario), 2018

Print Swap, Feature Shoot (online), 2018

Governors Island Art Fair, curated by 4heads, Governors Island (Manhattan, NY), 2017

Every Bodega in NYC, presented by Obscura Society NY, ACME Studios (Brooklyn, NY), 2015

Affordable Art Fair, curated by Will Hutnick and Polly Shindler, Trestle Projects (Brooklyn, NY), 2014

BSO Benefit, curated by Will Hutnick, Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), 2014

A DIFFERENT VIEW OF HOME, curated by Ryan Bevilacqua, Loft 594 (Brooklyn, NY), 2013

NURTUREart 2013 Benefit, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf, James Panero, Amy Smith-Stewart, and Mark Tribe, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery (New York, NY), 2013

Spin? Art, curated by Will Hutnick, Loft 594 (Brooklyn, NY), 2013

Art for Music's Sake Auction, curated by Will Hutnick, Rogue Space (New York, NY), 2013

100 NYC ARTISTS, curated by Maria Elvira Dieppa, PopUp Art Shop (Barranquilla, Columbia), 2013

One and Done, curated by Will Hutnick and Polly Shindler, LaunchPad Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), 2013

SANDY: Devastation, Document, Drive. curated by directors of the NY Photo Festival, powerHouse Arena (Brooklyn, NY), 2013

Sandy Affordable Art Fundraiser, studio202 (Brooklyn, NY), 2012

Capturing Time, curated by Minjie Yoo, SPACEWOMb Gallery (Queens, NY), 2012

NURTUREart 2012 Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery (New York, NY), 2012

Small Works, curated by Rhia Hurt, Brooklyn Art Space (Brooklyn, NY), 2012

A Benefit From the Edge: Works on Paper, Artists Alliance Inc. (New York, NY), 2012

White Box Spring Benefit 2012, White Box Gallery (New York, NY), 2012

Actual Events I Have Witnessed (In a Parallel Universe), MFA thesis exhibition, DeKalb Gallery (PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY), 2011

NURTUREart 2011 Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum (New York, NY), 2011

ChainLetter, Samsøn Projects (Boston, MA), 2011

College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, curated by Ben La Rocco, Hunter College Times Square Gallery (New York, NY), 2011

All the Trimmings, group exhibition curated by Zeina Assaf, LZ Project Space @ NY Studio Gallery (New York, NY), 2010

6 Alternate Universes, solo exhibition, Bar Olivino (Brooklyn, NY), 2010

TEDxPratt, curated by Shane McAdams, Steuben South Gallery (PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY), 2010

Look At These Things (I Have Made These Things), solo exhibition, earth2mars Client Space (New York, NY), 2005

snuff film trilogy,” BFA thesis film screening, ColumbusAud. (SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL), 2002

command M: print to video, curated by Katrina Fullman, CottonClub (Chicago, IL), 2000

In a Plain Brown Wrapper, curated by Vanalyne Green, Gallery2 (SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL), 2010

WINK, curated by Vanalyne Green, LeatherArchives and Museum (Chicago, IL), 2010

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