Native of the Great Lakes Region, Gabriel McIntosh was born in Detroit, Michigan and now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Both of these cities influence his work with the polar contrasts of decaying art deco buildings of Detroit to the contemporary skyscrapers of Chicago. Gabriel had his first exhibition after participating in Focus: HOPE’s Focus on the Mission photography project, showing work in Detroit in 1995. Almost a decade later he participated in two gallery exhibitions at Chicago’s MG Gallery. His photographs of Chicago’s Grant Park have been given as gifts to foreign dignitaries and guests of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His work has also appeared on musician Dick Prall’s LP fizzlebuzzie (White Rose Recordings, 2006). Over the past ten years Gabriel has worked at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center in Elmer, New Jersey, The Aspen Institute, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Gabriel is a student at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.