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Gabrielle Heron



Gabrielle is a bilingual, multi-media performance artist of Cuban and Irish descent.  Her early training in Western Esoteric Traditions informs her art (music, filmmaking, theatre) and provides the basis for her longstanding professional tarot practice and herbalism.  The self-wedding installation/performance called "‘Til Death Do You Part. Marry Yourself!” (performed as Gabrielle St. Evensen and also Penabaz, her birth surname) has enjoyed success across the United States since 2006 that range from bespoke private ceremonies to festivals like the Burning Man Project (curated), Figment Festival, The New Orleans Biennial - via KK Projects, Spill Festival of Performance in London, and as an Art Production Fund resident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

In her own words: There is a lot of overlap over the years. I bring my experience immersed in different genres, connecting with hundreds of people, into everything I do. The balance between years of live music recording and performance dovetails with divination and ritual for private and corporate events. For example, the performance-art version of mock weddings turned into real ones and now I officiate more traditional weddings. The voiceovers I make for my commercial and theatre pieces use the same skillset from recording music, combined with my love of the esoteric, to create well-produced meditations.

Essentially, I integrate technical knowledge with aesthetics and instinct honed over time. There was a moment, not long after developing the "Marry Yourself" project, when it became important to go beyond entertainment. Now, I want to go further and have decided on the name Gabrielle Heron for the esoteric work. While the "encouraging priestess" tag began in fun, I believe the priestess calling comes in many forms to serve by tuning into people's needs - bridging the spiritual, mental and the emotional into the physical plane and back.