Gabrielle Russomagno is an American photographer and installation artist who has explored a range of subjects from the signposts and artifacts of American culture to the emotional landscape of coming of age. Exhibiting internationally since 1985, her artwork is included in the permanent collections of the University of New Mexico Museum of Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
In 2008 she co-founded the art collaborative TangenT, which is dedicated to mixed media, project based, immersive art environments that explore socially relevant and politically current themes. Her current project the Love & Russomagno Collaborative is dedicated to materializing the complexity of personal and societal narratives. Their current work is a return to their inaugural 2007 collaboration, Hot Topic: Meditations on Global Warming, designed as a call to action and focused on the science of shrinking polar ice caps, the catastrophic loss of perma-frost, monster storms, and drought. In 2017 they returned to that subject matter, as the confluence of the political environment, hastening climate change, extreme weather, and the decimation of wildlife demanded urgent attention.
She received her BA in Studio Art and American Studies from Smith College and her MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art. She is currently on the BFA faculty at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
In addition to production photography for independent film, Russomagno launched Ilsa Loves Rick in 2011, a side project of handmade artisan jewelry. A resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York, she has been teaching and working in Philadelphia and New York since 1990.