Felicia E. Gail (American, b. 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist from the Southeastern United States. Her practice takes up writing, photography, installation, performance, sculpture, archives, teaching, and curation. She investigates the intersections between memorialized events and place often reframing ideas of residencies as artistic practice incorporating elements of lived materials, transportation, and feminism through a Southern Gothic-Imagist lens. Her work has been shown and read in the United States and Canada most notably with Wil Aballe Art Projects in 2016, Gallery 295 in 2015, 221A Artist Run Centre’s semi-public outdoor exhibition space, at the David Wisdom’s Summer Slideshow series at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2014 in Vancouver, Canada and in Zebulon, Georgia for the SlowExposures photography festival in 2022. She contributed to the Beyond These Words Writing Series with Jamey Jones, Mike Racine, Philip Good, and Bernadette Mayer in the early 2000s, and Writing off the Walls with Barbara Henning and Lewis Warsh in 2016. Gail has published photographs and writing in Photographer: Documenting Life As A Woman as part of the Minneapolis Photo Centre in 2010, Hurricane Review in 2017, 2020, 2023, Responses: An Anthology of Exhibition Texts in 2018, and Reverberations with Noelle McCleaf in 2022. Her evolving projects are Close Your Eyes Investigations of Space, 2009 - present, and Travel Back to Blue, 2011 - present, an ongoing collection of written and ephemeral works that took new shape in 2016 during a semi-solo motorcycle journey from the Pacific Northwest of Canada to West Texas, USA. Felicia was Curator of Exhibitions for the Pensacola Museum Of Art, University of West Florida Historic Trust in Pensacola, Florida from 2017 - 2019 and Senior Registrar & Inventory Manager for Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, GA from 2019 - 2023. She is currently on 309 Punk Project Advisory Committee, Pensacola, FL and was the May 2023 Artist in Residence. She was guest curator and juror at Georgia State University for ExLucis Photography Club, For the Sake of the Matter  in 2023 at Ernest G. Welch Gallery in Atlanta. Felicia lives in Atlanta, GA where she is an Interdisciplinary Artist, Writer, Curator and works in Collections Stewardship. She is owner of Collections Stewardship Southeast

*Please use the link below for a complete cv and resume of professional experiences, specific course information, curated exhibitions, authorial, guest speaking, communities and publication histories. 

Full CV & Resume 

Curriculum Vitae


2013    MFA, Visual Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
2011     BA, Art History, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL                                                                       
2004   BA, Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
(Minor: International Studies)
2002   AA, General Studies, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL

2007 – 2009    Coursework in Photography, Studio, and Theory, Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Minneapolis, MN


2022 Adjunct Faculty of Department of Art, Communication, and English at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Adjunct Faculty, Art Department at University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 
2012 - 2017 Sessional Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice, Critical + Cultural Studies, Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
2011 Teacher, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
2009 Teaching Assistant, Adult Continuing Studies, Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Minneapolis, MN

Solo Exhibitions (artist)

2023 Travel Back to Blue III: Recording Practices Kent & Felicia; One More Practice; Walk Free; Free Capture, 309 Punk Project, May Artist in Residence, Pensacola, FL
2016 Intimate & Immense: Travel Back to Blue II, Red Gate Arts Society, Rubber Pencil Residency, Vancouver, BC
2015 travel back to blue, Gallery 295, Vancouver, BC
2013 Blanket Horizon, Lightbox Project Space, Gallery 295, Vancouver, BC
2012 Line of Site, Mitchell Press Building, Vancouver, BC
2011 Close Your Eyes: Investigations of Space, ie Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Frozen, Coco Digital Media Invitational, Coco Design, Pensacola, FL

Group Exhibitions | Public Art (artist)

2022 Reverberations, a collaboration with Noelle McCleaf, Slow Exposures Popup, Zebulon, GA, Juried by Jerry Atnip
2017 Resource, UWF Faculty Exhibition, TAG (The Art Gallery), University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
2017 Pedalling Art: Vancouver's 2nd Annual Bicycle Art Auction, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver, BC
2017 Nasty Women Exhibition, Chizuko, Pensacola, FL
2016 Pedalling Art: Vancouver's 1st Annual Bicycle Art Auction, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver, BC
2015 Location Reading: blankets and couches and folding, with My Shell, Spartacus Books, Vancouver, BC
2015 Faculty Show 2015, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 Adjacencies, 221A , (with Lauren Marsden, Dennis Ha, Cindy Mochizuki, Spoox, Julia Feyrer & Pietro Sammarco) presented in conjunction with Access Gallery and grunt gallery, Semi Public 271 Union Street, Vancouver, BC
2014 Faculty Show 2014, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 David Wisdom Summer Slideshow, (with David Wisdom, Robert Kleyn, Karin Bubas, Carol Sawyer, Iain Ross & Laurie Papou, Jade Blade), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Created by Wisdom & Jeff Wall (August 19)
2013 Faculty Show 2013, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 (Re)Location Reading, part of Friendcore Bonding Ritual // Summer 2013 West Coast Art Performance, (with Sunny Nestler, Amalia Wilson, Felicia E. Gail, Therapy, & Castle Howl), Franklin Studio,Vancouver, BC
2013 49°16’13.66”N 123° 8’36.74”W, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
2012 Cloud Coordinate, in collaboration with Elisa Yon, Public Art Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
2012 Document of a Walk, in collaboration with Aaron Carter, ie Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Inventory of Language, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Occupy Art, ie Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Woman As Photographer: Documenting Life as a Woman, International Juried Exhibition, Minneapolis Photo Center, Juried by Christina Chang, Assistant Curator at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Reflex, Sluggo’s, Pensacola, FL
2010 Double Shifts, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Minneapolis, MN 
2009 Art in the Time of Plagiarism, Country Club Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009 Plastic Fantastic: The Lo-Fi Life, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Minneapolis, MN

Residencies (artist) 

2023 309 Punk Project, Pensacola, FL (May)
2016 Travel Back To Blue, Traveling Residency, via motorcycle, BC > W.Texas (May - Jan 2017)
2016 Rubber Pencil, Vancouver, BC (March 7-11)
2015 FL>TN>AL>LA>TX>NM>AZ>NV>CA>OR>WA>BC, hosted by J&B Edwards (May & June)             
2014 Galiano Island, BC, Canada, site hosted by Barbara Cole and David MacWilliam (June & July)           
2013 Maui, Hawai’i, USA, sites hosted by Emma Harbour White and Tom Sewell Archive (May & June)   
2012 Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada (with Tokio Webster) (June)

Professional Experience (selected)

2023 -  Owner, Collections Stewardship Southeast, Atlanta, GA
2019 - 2023 Senior Registrar & Inventory Manager, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2017 - 2019 Curator of Exhibitions, Pensacola Museum of Art at the University of West Florida Historic Trust, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Recent Press 

2024 'Meet Felicia E. Gail...", Work & Life Balance Interview, Shout Out Atlanta, GA, March 6, online.
2023 'An Inspirational Moment for the Local Community: Punk Exhibition...", by Hunter Morrison, June 1, print. 

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