Gabie Strong is a California based artist and designer exploring spaces of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. To explore the arena between exteriority and interiority, she uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, sculpture, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. In looking for the differential, Strong invokes noise to summon the invisible.
She has presented solo exhibitions at Angels Gate Cultural Center, Autonomie, and PØST, in addition to broadcasting projects for KCHUNG Radio and KCHUNG TV. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Summercamp’s ProjectProject, Knowledges at Mount Wilson Observatory, Pitzer Art Galleries, Torrance Art Museum, University Art Gallery UC Irvine, and LAXArt.
She has performed at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Human Resources, SASSAS, LACE, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
Strong received her BA in Art from UCLA in 1993, her Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc in 2006, and her MFA in Art from UC Irvine in 2008. She is 2010 UCIRA Desert Studies/UCIRA collaborative research grant and 2011 CCI ARC award recipient.
Strong is an active KCHUNG Radio volunteer member and helped produce the video project KCHUNG TV, shot live during the UCLA Hammer Museum Made in L.A. 2014 biennial exhibition.
Strong is currently exploring themes of spatial decay through her KCHUNG Radio program Crystalline Morphologies. Crystalline Morphologies is a platform for broadcasting experimental music, noise, sound art and field recordings. The project title conceptually links minimalism and materiality to ambient sound and noise. Strong produces live, collaborative sound performances as "Crystalline Morphologies," inviting experimental sound and visual artists to explore spaces together.
She also co-hosts Earth Art Radio program on KCHUNG. Earth Art Radio is a monthly talk show highlighting artists working in site-specificity and landscape. E.A.R. broadcasts have included interviews and talks with HDTS 2014 artists, critic Richard Hebdidge, and curator Jay Lizo.