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Gabriel A Tolliver
Brooklyn, NY
Website: http://
Neighborhood: Flatbush



ARTIST STATEMENT: These pieces represent a cathartic process of sharing my Afghanistan war experiences as a US Army video journalist(2007-2011) supporting Operation Enduring Freedom(2009-2010).
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ARTIST RESUME:


Gabriel A. Tolliver is a 2009-2010 veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
where he served with distinction as a US Army video correspondent with the 22nd
Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of Fort Bragg, NC.

While deployed to Afghanistan, Gabriel wrote and published a daily meditation book;
Embrace The Suck: 366 Days of courage, strength, inspiration, wisdom and hope-featuring
quotes from notable people past and present to help one through the challenges of
military deployment and life itself.

Prior to joining the Army, Gabriel was a Fort Greene, Brooklyn NY based freelancer
who’s past work includes MTV(most notably YO! MTV RAPS), VH1, Elektra Records,
Russell Simmons/Stan Lathan Entertainment Group, The Source Magazine’s All Access
TV Show, National Black Programming Consortium, CURRENT TV and Sesame Street.
His Sesame Street video; GET UP, GET OUT won an Emmy for Outstanding Original
Song in a Children's/Animated Series for best song.

Gabriel also authored a definitive pop culture book on "Bling" jewelry called BLING: THE
HIP-HOP JEWELRY BOOK that was published in 2006 by Bloomsbury Press-home to
the Harry Potter series. The book yielded a popular youtube video called “How To Make
Fresh Diamonds In The Microwave” that was featured in a April 2009 TV episode of
“Mythbusters”. Gabriel recently produced MONDO BLACK an 8 part web series for PBS
affiliate,The National Black Programming Consortium that debuted in July 2011. His
latest project, "FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN" is a short crime caper film based on true
events involving one of Rock's greatest unsolved heists. The film will debut in early
2014. Gabriel’s passion is creating content/programming across media platforms and
diverse worlds as a self-described, “creativemothership”.
 








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