Gabriel Liston was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Western Colorado. He studied painting there, in Denver, and in Portland, Oregon, receiving a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998. Liston's work has been exhibited in many group and solo shows in Oregon and Colorado since 1994. Liston's work was recently profiled by Daily Serving, an international online publication for contemporary art.
Working from a large collection of sketchbooks and oil studies, he constructs pictures of children engaged at the intersection of place, light, and culture. About his work, Gabriel says: "I paint pictures of children taking the world apart from the inside-out in those places where the world shows its seams."