Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata Fine Art Conceptual Street Photography Absurdity

Gail VBQ (b. Ogallala, Nebraska) is a New York-based multi-media artist working predominantly in various permutations of photography. After acquiring certification in Vocational Photography while attending Omaha Central High School, Gail went on to receive a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film and Video, and, after a few years and some much-needed life experience, an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. Her projects are conceptually driven, deliberately absurd examinations of the humor she finds within the prosaic. Gail's photographic work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Crain's, and the New York Times. 

Gail also writes art criticism for publications like The Brooklyn Rail.

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Selected Exhibitions


The Strange Journey Through Every Bodega in NYC, presented by Obscura Society NY, ACME Studios (Brooklyn, NY)

FALL 2014

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


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

FALL 2013

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

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

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


Art for Music's Sake Auction, curated by Will Hutnick, Rogue Space (New York, NY)
100 NYC ARTISTS, curated by Maria Elvira Dieppa, PopUp Art Shop (Barranquilla, Columbia)

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

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

FALL 2012

Sandy Affordable Art Fundraiser, studio202 (Brooklyn, NY)

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

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

SUMMER 2012  

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

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


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

FALL 2011 

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

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

SUMMER 2011 

ChainLetter, Samsøn Projects (Boston, MA)

SPRING 2011  

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

FALL 2010 

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

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

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

SPRING 2005  

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

SPRING 2002 

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

FALL 2000  

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

SPRING 2000  

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

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

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