Gabriel Shaffer lives and works in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He is part owner and curator of Mortal Machine Gallery, located in the French Quarter. He is also the son of renowned folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer and learned from a number of pioneering artists in this genre as a youth. Since a sell out premier at the 2005 Outsider Art Fair, in NYC, Gabriel has exhibited and sold his works of art to collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries and museums throughout various major cities nationally and internationally. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Raw Vision, Art Papers, The Guardian, Art News, Boing Boing, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, The Huffington Post , Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz. Gabriel has also had extensive experience with producing murals, installations and illustrations for various corporations, restaurants and museums including Facebook, BMW, Pandora Music, Sierra Nevada, PBR, Branded Arts, Mellow Mushroom, SECCA, The North Carolina Museum of Art and The Asheville Museum of Art. He has also been a contributing writer for Juxtapoz magazine.