Gabriel Shaffer lives and works in Asheville, NC. The son of nationally known folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer (most notable for her appearance in tour/book "O' Appalachia").
Gabriel first sold his earliest works In January 2004 during the Outsider Art Fair, to several collectors and had his first exhibition in July 2004, at the Broome Street Gallery / Historic Cedar Tavern, New York City. Since then his work has been received with amazing acclaim. He has already exhibited in over 75 shows and sold over 500 works of art to collectors, galleries and museums, throughout various major cities nationally and internationally, including a very strong debut, with the Berenberg Gallery, Boston,Ma, at the Outsider Art Fair 2005. Some of gabriels more notable celebrity collectors include members of rock bands, Aerosmith, Weezer, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails,Marylin Manson, Tool,Mastodon, Cat Power, Band of Horses, Kid Rock, Jackson Browne and best selling Sci Fi/Fantasy author Tad Williams. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as NY Arts Magazine,Art Papers,Cafe Royal, WNC Magazine,Lifelounge, Juxtapoz and Raw Vision.