Gabriel Shaffer

“Gabriel lives and works in Asheville, NC. He is the son of renowned folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer and learned from a number of pioneering artists in this genre as a youth. He has an extensive background in writing and music,performing at such notable events as South By Southwest, Austin,TX and Around The Coyote Festival, Chicago,IL.Since a sell out premier at the 2005 Outsider Art Fair, in NYC, Gabriel has exhibited his work across the country and sold hundreds of works of art to collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries and museums, throughout various major cities nationally and internationally.He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Raw Vision, Art Papers, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, NY Arts Magazine, The Huffington Post,Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz. Gabriel has also had extensive experience with producing murals, installations and illustrations for various corporations, restaurants and museums including, Facebook, Mellow Mushroom, SECCA, The North Carolina Museum of Art and The Asheville Museum of Art.From 2008-2012, Gabriel has been voted one of western North Carolinas best visual artists and painters for the Best of WNC awards.”