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Holly Gaboriault is a documentary filmmaker, director, curator, writer and design researcher creating strategies for storytelling through ecosystems of inquiry and narrative connection.

Bio

For over sixteen years, Holly has incorporated the power of story as a crucial element exploring the multivocality necessary to share our stories and activate dialogues between design and globally-focused issues. Her roles include working as a studio art director, documentary filmmaker, director of public programming, design journalist, lecturer, and curator. 

 

Since 2012, she has produced and directed documentary film features and media projects expanding interdisciplinary dialogues within art and design research amongst artists, designers, curators, writers, and musicians. Experienced in connecting coalitions or communities of practice, Holly provides strategic consultation for creative organizations and cultural institutions that encompass a range of perspectives, knowledge and disciplines resulting in new initiatives, programs, and community conversations.

Working as an artist and designer, she has created textile designs, editorial illustrations, public art installations, and participated in national invitational exhibitions and publications. During 2019-2021, she was the research assistant to the RISD Research Director, a Maharam Fellow, and Pedagogical Innovation Research Fellow while pursuing a Masters of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2021, she joined the Theory + History of Art + Design department at Rhode Island School of Design as a Lecturer for Global Modernisms and History of Architecture + Design.

Education

Master of Arts, Global Arts and Cultures

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

Art History concentration

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Awards

Maharam  Fellowship in Art + Design, 2020

 

Graduate Fellowship, 2019-2021

Rhode Island School of Design

 

Pedagogical Innovation Research, 2020

Rhode Island School of Design


Best Feature Film, 2016

Female Forces | RI Art Archive Project

Board of Directors + Committees

Art League of Rhode Island

Aurea Ensemble

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Providence Athenæum

Providence Preservation Society

Newport Art Museum

Open Studios: Pawtucket

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Public Radio 

RISD Graduate Student Alliance

What Cheer Writer’s Club

Speaker

“Call & Response” Invitational Exhibition

Newport Art Museum

"Breathing into Absence: Thesis Storytelling” 

Graphic Design Graduate Department

Rhode Island School of Design

 

“Programming: Catalyst + Tool”

RHODI Conversations

Rhode Island Historical Society

 

“Helping History and Heritage Happen” 

Rhode Island Historical Society

 

“Paper Dolls Project: Artists In Archives” 

The Providence Athenæum

 

“Creative Impact Series”

RI State Council for the Arts

 

"Archiving and Artistic Practice” 

Office of Intercultural Student Engagement

Rhode Island School of Design

Moderator

“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice

Guy-Blaché” with Director Pamela  Green" 

Film screening + discussion

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

“Interactive Spaces”

Alliance of Artists Communities

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

“Business & Creative Innovation”

Career Center Speaker Series

Rhode Island School of Design

 

RI Art Archive Project Filmmakers + Artists panel

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Providence Art Club

Newport Art Museum

Warwick Museum of Art

Panelist

International Portfolio Day

Rhode Island School of Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

 

2021 Graduate Speaker’s Series

Graduate Studies Office

Rhode Island School of Design

SPARK Design Summit, DesignxRI

 

“Female Forces: Women In RI Art” 

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

 

“Curation + Art In the 21st Century” 

Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College

      

“The Abstract in Realism | Three Artists"

Newport Art Museum

Project Partners
+ Collaborators

Antiques Roadshow

The Avenue Concept

AS220

Aurea Ensemble

Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College

Boston Ballet

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Brown University Herbarium 

Conde Nast Archives

Crimetown podcast

DC Public Library

Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, City of Providence

Downtown PVD Parks Conservancy

Dirt Palace Projects

Emerson College

Eric Nathan

Fashion Institute of Technology

HarperCollins Publishers

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Michael Holman Hip Hop Archive

Museum of Art, RISD

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

New York Times

Newport Art Museum 

Penguin Random House

Public Art Works

The Public Theater

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

RISD Nature Lab

RISD Graduate Studies Office

RISD Research Office

Rhode Island Training School

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian Museum

THinc Design

University of Rhode Island

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