Gabo Martini


Gabriela “Gabo” Martinez (born 1995) is from Tarimoro, Guanajuato, MX and currently lives in Houston, TX. She earned her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Texas State University in 2018. Her work has been exhibited at Conduit Gallery (Dallas, TX); Front Gallery via Deasil (Houston, TX); Texas State Galleries (San Marcos, TX); Rockport Center for the Arts;  and the Historic Pearl Brewery (San Antonio, TX.) Inspired by her indigenous Mexican culture and her research into Native American visual traditions, Gabo works with terracotta clay, sgraffito technique, and vibrantly colored slips. Her pieces bring to mind imagery of the Mexican towns where she spent her summers, and evoke the artist’s ongoing reconciliation of civilizations, languages, and generations.


related works

  • Tanya Crane is another craft artist with sculptural jewelry work featured in our sister gallery, form & concept, made using the sgraffito technique. View her work.

  • Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith similarly looks to Native history and visual tradition to inform her dynamic paintings. View her work.