Holly Gaboriault is an art director, illustrator, author and designer working in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, she has independently designed for numerous clients, created public art installations and curates exhibitions. Her work blends history, storytelling and design inspired by the costumes and traditions of world culture and folktales and contemporary fashion which has been exhibited throughout New England and New York, published in books, prints and textiles. 

Rooted in the RI arts community, she has worked on collaborative and community projects and served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit art organizations. In 2012, she began producing and directing a documentary film series, the RI ART ARCHIVE PROJECT, exploring the Rhode Island art and culture community featuring artists, curators, historians and collectors. ­ 

"What I find interesting are the improbable conversations and connections made between disparate themes, places and people. Blending history and storytelling enables me to construct new and unique narratives throughout my work in various forms through design, illustration, curation and filmmaking. Inspired from folklore, performance and contemporary design, my recent explorations include the influences of global textiles and fashion anthropology, and curating community dialogues. "