Gail Fredell is a fourth generation native Californian, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fredell's work is informed by this upbringing grounded in the natural landscapes of the West, a life-long interest in Japanese design, so abundant in the Bay Area, and by her undergraduate architecture studies at UC Berkeley. Fredell's designs and executes projects ranging in scale and scope from functional, residential furniture to public sculpture installations, for both interior spaces and landscape settings.
Gail Fredell employs a vocabulary of minimal, architectural forms, and uses a wide range of materials, primarily wood and steel. Her aesthetic has consistently been driven by an affinity for articulated structure, the nature of functional objects in reference to time and ritual, and her desire to create fully resolved compositions of contrasting elements, work that is at peace within itself and resting quietly in its place.