She was taught to paint by her father at a very young age, and since her father's passing the value of her works has increased dramatically. His influences are apparent in her work, yet she has formed a style of her own.
Her paintings depict stories such as Bush Tucker Exploding Seed and Black Seed from the Mt. Allan area, Women's Ceremonies, Serpent, Goanna and Seven Sisters Dreamings. Gabriella's work is bold and vivid in colour and composition and utilises many different techniques, the "dot" technique in particular. In 1985, at the tender age of 16, Gabriella won the coveted Alice Springs Art Award while still a student at Yirara Lutheran College in Alice Springs.She is recognised as a culturally significant artist and her work has been exhibited in the USA and throughout Europe. Her work is in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia. Gabriella has become known for the important commissions and installations she has done. These include being part of the Vivid Projection Programme at Sydney Opera House in 2016; her design being used on an Art Tram during the 2014 Melbourne Festival; and her 2008 commission and installation depicting her custodial Grandmother's Country for the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Gabriella now lives in Melbourne with her family. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide. Holmes A Court Collection, Perth. Kelton Foundation Collection, Santa Monica. Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.Maroondah City Council Art Collection, Maroondah, VIC, Australia. 2016 Vivid Projection Programme, Opera House, Sydney 2014 Art Tram, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne 2008 Chelsea Flower Show, London - Gold Medal 1993 Alice Springs Art Prize, Record Cover for'Coloured Stone' 1991 Professional Development Grant, from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for the Arts. Selected Group Exhibitions 2020 The Continuing Legacy of Clifford Possum: Clifford, Gabriella, Michelle, Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney 2019 Beyond Time, Australian Aboriginal Art, Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston, TX, USA 2019 Of Earth and Fire, Exhibition of Maroondah City Council Art Collection, Maroondah, VIC, Australia 2019 Seven Sisters, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney 2019 International Women's Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney 2019 Landscape Colours, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA 2018 Beyond the Veil, Olsen Gruin, New York 2017 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle 2016 From the Sand to the Sails, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney 2009 The Best of Gabriella Possum, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney 2009 Starry Starry Nights, Framed Gallery, Darwin 2009 Generations, Aranda Aboriginal Art, Melbourne 2008 Chelsea Flower Show, London 2008 Art Aborigene Australien, Paris 2007 London Art Fair, London 2007 Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai 2006 Dreaming Their Way, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC 2006 Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai 2001 Mia Mia Gallery, Melbourne 2000 United Nations Building, New York 1999 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne 1999 Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide 1998 Sztuka Aborygenow - (Art of the Aborigines), Warsaw 1997 The Milky Way Dreaming, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 1993 London 1993 Berne 1992 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney 1992 Washington DC 1988 Aboriginal'Dot' Painting, Melbourne. The item "Gabriella Possum, Highly Collectable Aboriginal Art, 200 x 124cm" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Aboriginal\Paintings". The seller is "aboriginaldesertart" and is located in Alice Springs, NT. This item can be shipped worldwide.