Gabrielle Mertz is a visual artist and choreographer. Her practice explores spatial and movement structures through the incorporation of sound, video, dance, sculpture, and light. Drawing on her formal training as a dancer and choreographer, Mertz creates installations, performances, and other site-specific works that expose or reimagine architectural and environmental spaces. Previously the Founder/Artistic Director of Ondine and Company, she created dance performances and site-specific installations on stages and on tour. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe at the Cultural Center of Krakow, New Museum Ideas City, High Museum, International Dance Festival, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, American Dance Festival, 7Stages, King Plow Arts Center, and The Performance Space, among others. She is the recipient of commissions/awards from the Cultural Olympiad, City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts, and Center for Puppetry Arts, among others.

She serves as the Director of the Foundation for Arts & Humanities, and her work with nonprofit and international institutions includes The Carter Presidential Center, The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Global Philanthropy, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and International Rescue Committee, among others. She has taught/lectured at New York University, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Emory University, and Image Film & Video Center, among others.