Thesis title: After Transparency / The sensorial, and spatial affects of glass atmospheres
Supervisory committee: Dr. David Howes, Dr. Nicola Pezolet, Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella
Gabriel Peña is an artist, architect and lecturer, currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, at Concordia University. His research ‘After Transparency / The sensorial, and spatial affects of glass atmospheres’. His research is a re-evaluation of glass properties such as reflection and its interplay with transparency as a medium to construct atmospheres that modify the perception of the built environment.
Gabriel holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and a Masters degree in Collective Housing from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. After his masters, he has specialized into to the perceptual dimension of domestic and the built environments through his artistic practice. He has taught architecture studios at UDEM, CEDIM and UANL. Grantee from the Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda de Madrid, FONCA Young Creators / National Trust for Culture and the Arts Mexico, Arquetopia and CONACYT / National Council for Science and Technology. He has exhibited work at Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey, Jardín de las esculturas Xalapa, Galeria Conarte Monterrey, Mexico National Library, Gallery 2 CRGS, FEMSA XII art biennale and Desai Matta Gallery San Francisco.