My visit to Gabe Hill's studio

 Gabe Hill in her studio

Gabe Hill in her studio

I had the privilege of visiting the studio of another friend I made in Banff: Gabe Hill, who finds herself in my old stompin’ grounds of CCA’s MFA program. I wrote about it in my article, “Dreams of Aggressive Vitality” in The Coastal Post.

It’s a sunny November afternoon, and I am meeting Gabrielle Hill in a bunker.

Well, in a way—walking through California College of the Arts’ MFA studios in San Francisco can feel that way with its windy, concrete courtyards and industrial aesthetic. There is even a perpetual grey that seems to hover over the studios. After making my way through the fog, I am delighted to see Gabe’s studio, number 32, tucked into the corner of Hoopertown. The work in her studio is the beginnings of her own imagined bunker: one where her protagonist is holed away from the end of the world.