A Philadelphia transplant now living bicoastal (between NYC and LA), Gabrielle Richardson has been surrounded by African art since she was a baby. Raised in a family where art was not only an outlet but a beacon of possibility, Gabrielle went on to create the Art Hoe Collective, an online platform dedicated to giving a voice to artists of colour. As an artist herself, a curator, and activist, Gabrielle has become passionate about modeling and utilizes it as a medium for her artistic expression. Since modeling full time, Gabrielle has appeared in; Vogue Italia, i-D, ELLE,, Allure, Glamour, L'Officiel Paris, Wonderland, Glassbook. She has starred in campaigns for YSL, Valentino Fragrance, Gucci, Coach, Barney's, Diane Von Furstenberg, H&M, Asos, Urban Outfitters, Nike, Adidas, Milk Makeup, UGG. Alongside modeling, Gabrielle focuses on painting and sculpting as well as, raising funds and awareness for Women's Rights, Planned Parenthood, the Dakota Pipeline and LGBTQ. She hopes to grow the Art Hoe Collective platform to showcase the work of all submitting artists and help them along their creative paths.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Gabby started The Brown Girl Butterfly Project which is dedicated to creating communities of black and brown womxn and non binary folx through healing, nurture, and soft protest. One major leg and aspect of the project is the assemblage of mental/physical/spiritual wellness kits to give to the black community during this time. We want to give those who are heavily affected by current events, a moment of reprieve from the collective grief we are all experiencing.