Gabriel Shelsky
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Gabriel Shelsky

Gallery AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
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Gabriel Shelsky
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Gabriel Shelsky

Gallery AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Most interested in work concerning museums, curation and fashion editorial. Formerly a Masters student at the Courtauld Institute of Art. I have written art/ culture articles for LOVE, Fucking Young!, Royal Photographic Society and Foxes Magazine.
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    WriterFucking Young!
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Contributing journalist for Fucking Young! Magazine. • Wrote show reports for the men’s collections at Fashion Week including Bobby Abley, Alex Mullins and Xander Zhou.
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    WriterLOVE Magazine
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Recorded a video interview with Paul Flynn (Love and Pride: Episode 4).
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    History of Art MAThe Courtauld Institute of Art
    London, United Kingdom
    Distinction (75%)
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    History of Art BAThe University of Warwick
     - Coventry, United Kingdom
    2:1 (68.5%) Projects included: 1st Class Dissertation ‘Caravaggio's Gender Reversals:’ • Caravaggio’s depictions of young men from his earlier career in Rome (c.1592-1600) to his later exile from the city (c.1606-1610) are gender reversals of pre-existing depictions of women found in the works of Giorgione, Titian and Agostino Carracci, among others. Studying in Venice, Italy (September – December 2019) • Gave a lecture entitled ‘Gender and Otherness in Gentile Bellini’s a Miracle at the Bridge of S. Lorenzo’, at the Accademia Gallery to students. • Gave a lecture on ‘Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca’s Swingeurra: Love and War’ at the Brazil Pavilion, Venice Biennale to students. • Wrote a review of Israel and Brazil’s exhibitions at the Biennale. Worked on an ‘object description’ at Waddesdon Manor, National Trust (January – March 2019). • Analysed the ‘Pot Pourri à têtes de boucs’ in the National Trust Collections through a historical and material lens. • Attributed the vase to Sèvres manufacturing, 1763 through technical analysis of its base. • Explored the origins of Oriental porcelain in Europe and its expedition into the West. • Considered the creation, production and societal function of porcelain in eighteenth-century France in an essay titled ‘Pageantry & Production: Waddesdon’s Pot Pourri vase.’ • Gave a lecture to curators of Waddesdon Manor on the object. Contributing editor for the Warwick History of Art Social Media page. • Wrote essays centred upon fashion and its intersection with Renaissance art, such as ‘Northern Art in The Collections of Alexander McQueen’ and ‘Queen Elizabeth I: The Garment as Propaganda”. Gave various lectures on artworks to first- second- and third-year students, including: • ‘David LaChapelle and his representation of Africa as a woman: The Rape of Africa’; ‘Raphael and The Healing of the Lame Man’ (at the Victoria & Albert Museum); ‘The Portraits of Lorenzo Lotto’ and ‘Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks in the Louvre and National Gallery’ (at the National Gallery).