Photo shoot of Gabriela Herstik in a mountain clearing

Visiting Artist: Gabriela Herstik

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Gabriela Herstik

Our visiting artist this week is Gabriela Herstik. She’s a prolific, Los Angeles-based, witch, writer, and fashionista. You’ll find lots of compelling photography on her Instagram, and plenty of writing on her own website, and many other sites.

Herstik will be visiting us on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Here’s where she’ll be. Anyone from any class is welcome to join us in class, for her talk, or having tea or lunch:

  • 11am – Tea @ Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf @ The USU, @ Tables outside
  • Noon – Art 490 in FA4-108A – critique artists’ websites
  • 1pm – Lunch, maybe at The Beach Walk in The University Dining Plaza
  • 3:30pm – Herstik’s talk in MM200 with Art 110

Gabriela Herstik’s Instagram, Website, Wrting & Book:

Articles by Gabriela Herstik on:

Gabriela Herstik
Gabriela Herstik holding a copy of her book Craft: How to Be a Modern Witch

Gabriela Herstik’s 1st book, Craft: How to Be a Modern Witch was published last month in the UK, and the US version will be out in September.

From her book:

About the Author

Gabriela Herstik is a writer and witch based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in fashion merchandising and print journalism. Gabriela writes about fashion and witchcraft for publications such as i-D, Complex, Broadly, Sabat Magazine and The Numinous, and currently has her own column on Nylon called “Ask A Witch,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Gabriela loves making witchcraft accessible for women as a tool for healing, empowerment and self-love.

From her website About page:

About Gabriela Herstik:
Gabriela Herstik is a writer, fashion alchemist and witch. Through her work with Nylon, i-D, Broadly, The Numinous, Sabat Magazine and more, Gabriela has made a name for herself as a fashion critic and writer with a penchant for combining spirituality, style and storytelling.

As Resident Mystic for HelloGiggles, Gabriela writes guides to the New and Full Moons, information on astrological happenings, original spells and rituals and interviews with mystical and spiritual companies and brands.

With her monthly “Ask a Witch” column for Nylon, Gabriela answers questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, she explores what it means to be a millennial witch.

With her upcoming book Gabriela will explore modern witchcraft more in depth. “Craft: How To Be A Modern Witch,” will be out with Ebury/ Penguin Random House in March 2018. Gabriela unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you.

By approaching fashion, glamour and the occult from an intersectional lens, Gabriela offers a deeper sense of empowerment to readers. Whether she’s writing a collection review, a ritual spell for self-love, or spot-lighting women and femme artists fighting the patriarchy, Gabriela knows that every word holds magick, but adding a little glamour to the mix never hurts

Photo shoot of Gabriela Herstik in a mountain clearing
Gabriela Herstik


Photo shoot of Gabriela Herstik in a mountain clearing
Gabriela Herstik


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