Graduated from the École de joaillerie de Montréal in 2010, Gabrielle stands out for her artistic and aesthetic vision. In 2009, she participated in France in the workshop given by Willemijn de Greef; in 2010, she took part in Labo, Noel Guyomarc’h's research workshop in Montreal; she continued in 2011 at the Alchimia school in Italy. Gabrielle has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including in 2014 SIERRAD International Jewelery Art Fair in Amsterdam, and in 2013, Joya in Barcelona. Next comes "Unusual Contemporary Jewelry", an exhibition by Diane Charbonneau, Curator of Decorative Arts, and Noel Guyomarc’h at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, who then acquired one of his pieces. " What is not there ", A joint exhibition with Anne-Marie Rébillard at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in 2013 is covered by an article in the American magazine Metalsmith and an interview with Missy Graff for Art Jewelry Forum. His work recent has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and publications in Quebec and abroad.
Along with her practice, she offers various workshops each year at the École de joaillerie de Montréal to share her passion for new artistic techniques and to promote free and uncensored creativity in the field of jewelry in Quebec.
Gabrielle Desmarais' work is characterized by a formal and aesthetic break with the jewelry tradition. The format, large from the point of view of the traditional scale in jewelry, the quality of the objects created, resulting from its organization, its structure, concretized by the lines and surfaces that delimit it, reveals the jewel as an object. , sculpture, intended to be interpreted in references to the history of art, visual and plastic.
Evocative of contemplation and meditation, their fabrication is made up of re-visited techniques and processes and deconstructed, through which the artist thus engages Time, recovers it and even pays homage to it. These objects, understood by sight and touch, allow them to be distinguished from other objects, precisely thanks to the integration of alternative materials, albeit just as precious.