Rich textures and a vivid color palette are signature elements of Gail Kolflat’s paintings. The work ranges from medium sized canvases, to large scale triptychs and multi-panel assemblages. There is a recurring notion of the artist as an observer and commentator of contemporary society in her pieces, connecting three overlapping themes and series - Snapshots, Transitions, and Impact Big and small.
Born in the midwest, raised in Winnetka Illinois, Gail moved east to study at Parsons School of Design, and work in the fashion industry. Developing a distinctive style of painting, melding abstract and representational principles, the artist exhibited frequently, maintaining an active studio practice. Taking a 15 year break from art at the turn of the century to raise her daughters, an invitation to exhibit in a local university gallery sparked a revival in the artist's practice. Since then she has produced a new body of work with modified techniques, distinctive use of space and color, and themes of social commentary.