RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD)
Originally from Santa Fe NM, Gabriel Melcher is a graphic designer based in Providence RI. He is currently a MFA candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design. After receiving his BFA from the University of New Mexico in 2011, he worked with artist Andrea Polli and the Social Media Workgroup developing projects focused on social and ecological advocacy. His work has been exhibited nationally and he recently co-directed and co-curated Dimensions Variable ‒ the 2015 RISD Graphic Design Triennial. Gabriel’s practice explores issues of authorship in mediated contexts and methodologies at the intersection of art, graphic design, and curation.
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Antonin Artaud – The Theater and It’s Double*, Sharp Tongues, Loose Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground – Hans Ulrich Obrist*
Wings of Desire*
FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Shannon and the Clams*
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Lucas Blalock, Martha Rosler, Oliver Laric, too many to list here!*
YOUR DESIGN HEROES?
Metahaven (research), Experimental Jetset (language), Mevis and Van Deursen (process), Michael Rock (writing)*
TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
The ability to quickly pick up new languages*
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A printmaker or a writer*
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
*Subject to change