The first artist-in-residence in Antarctica, Gabriel Warren creates sculptures using natural formations as source material. Layered with meaning and references to the condition of the planet, the artist’s works are based on his close observations of the behavior of ice and other natural materials. Warren’s work is influenced by his profound interest in the environment and issues of sustainability. Warren received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied at the Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy; Amherst College, Amherst, MA; the Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; and the Externat Notre Dame, Grenoble, France. Dividing his time between his studio and residence in Rhode Island and his summer home in a primitive cabin he built on a sea cliff in Nova Scotia, Warren travels frequently to Antarctica. In 1999, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation “Artists and Writers in Antarctica” grant. His work has been shown nationally and internationally.