Gabrielle Castaneda Pruitt
Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Oklahoma, she received her photography education by jumping in feet first. After buying an enlarger, a camera, she set up a darkroom in her hallway utility laundry room
In 2002 she finished her Digital Certificate at Collin College – Spring Creek Campus. Gabrielle also worked as a Digital Lab Assistant at Collin College. for 3 years.
After studying and being mentored under June VanCleef, Chris Regas, Gary Bishop she opened 14th Street Gallery (2003) offering fine art giclees and printing services for emerging photography students and area artists.
In 2004 she expanded the digital printing studio to include a gallery space to showcase the work of area artists as well as offering exhibition space for MFA thesis shows and monthly exhibits. The gallery closed in 2010
After a break Gaby started focusing on her own photography by taking workshops with Dan Burkholder,
Charles Cramer, Alan Ross, Allison Shaw to mention a few. The Plano Art Association was one of her first.
She contines being a member today. Local nonprofit Art Associations are a great way to network and make friends and share your passion for the arts
Gaby's private studio is located near downtown Plano, Texas where she works on her fine art, printing, and photo restoration services.