Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media


Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Brookline, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003
Anni Abbi (1938-2015) was a pseudonym for Gail D’Angelo, a visual and interdisciplinary artist. Her work gained her mention in The New York Times, where a reviewer described her The 1st to Last Homemade Housedress as “a tissue-paper sewing pattern with elaborate instructions for embroidering sexist vulgarities in strategic locations.” She won recognition from national women’s art organizations and earned fellowships at MacDowell and Ragdale in Lake Forest. IL. In an article for the MacDowell newsletter Anni Abbi described herself as an inveterate piler, concluding that, “If MacDowell is about anything, it’s about the primacy of the artist’s work space. I have, for my own mental health and enrichment, kept that lesson going in my own home. Give or take a pizza box.”



Anniabbi worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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