Pleased to meet you! My name is Gabrielle Lussier and I go by she/her pronouns.
A little about me: I grew up in Northern Alberta in Treaty 8 Territory, and am of French Canadian and Indigenous heritage. I’m a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and I’ve lived in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton) for the past 5 years, and consider it my home.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts and my Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta in 2017 and 2019, respectively. I currently work as a UX designer, but I also have a strong fine art practice (with a show currently touring Alberta—check out my art page to learn more).
My design practice is rooted in human-centred design principals, accessible and inclusive design, as well as design informed by advocacy and activism. My most meaningful work comes from amplifying the voices of marginalized populations and BIPOC communities.
My fine art practice revolves around themes such as the juxtaposition of private emotion and public space, creating tangible remnants of fleeting moments, and the personal experiences of mental health ramifications. These concepts are expressed through poetry, abstract painting, photography, and mixed media.
Besides art and design, in my spare time I enjoy playing soccer (although an ACL reconstruction has put that on hold), dystopian fiction, New York Times crossword puzzles, turtlenecks, and Oxford commas. Oh, and if you couldn’t already tell, I love the colour yellow (and even have a yellow car to prove it.)
Thanks for stopping by.