Gail Winbury was born in Chicago, living her adult life in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Her studio is in East Orange, New Jersey. Currently she works out of her home studio in Westfield, New Jersey.
Winbury’s art has been in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the States, Europe and Mexico . Her work was seen in The Jersey City Museum, Ellerslie Museum, The Monmouth Museum of Art in New Jersey. The work also was in exhibitions at St Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, William James College, Massachusetts, OTA Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM, The Heinrich Heine Haus in Luneburg ,Germany, the Architectural School in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and in Matera Italy, among more. She will have two one-woman exhibitions in 2020 in Manhattan at The Gallery at 350Bleeker and in Pittsburgh at the Christine Frechard Gallery. In 2021 she will curate an exhibition of 10 artists at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.
Winbury creates abstract paintings and colleges. She merges her training as an artist seamlessly with her background as a psychologist. Her paintings are psychological, complex and about issues of the human condition. A recent series focuses on childhood memory and the meaning of memory. Her work invites the viewer to slow down from a plugged-in work, to contemplate and find themselves in the work. Her collages are playful, using negative space and repurposing her own work into something new.
Winbury was a painting resident at the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, had a visual arts fellowship from the Bau Foundation in Italy, received a grant for an artist residency/exchange in Arad, Israel and recently participated in a residency at Edgewood Farms at Castle Hill, Truro, Ma. She currently is the artist in residence at The Co-Co Connection in Summit, New Jersey. She studied painting 15 years with artist Dorothy Yung , and at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. She has a BS from the University of Massachusetts and a Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.