Gabriel Liston was raised in Western Colorado. He studied painting
there, in Denver, and in Portland, Oregon, receiving a BFA from Pacific
Northwest College of Art in 1998.
Working from a large collection
of sketchbooks and oil studies, he constructs pictures of children
engaged at the intersection of place, light, and culture. About his
work, Gabriel says: "I paint pictures of children taking the world apart
from the inside-out in those places where the world shows its seams."
work appears in oil; ink; print; and on the surfaces of adapted
paperback classics, which also provide the majority of his text and
He has a wife, daughters, and a rabbit.