Gail Factor was a painter for more than five decades. For Factor, painting was an ongoing process, a means to access serenity, a calm soul.
An obvious artistic interest and aptitude emerged early on leading her to attend art classes at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of five. Factor pursued ongoing academic achievements with the same enthusiasm, culminating in: a BFA from the University of Southern California magna cum laude; an awarded fellowship in Fine Arts from Yale University; and independent studies in art and architecture throughout Europe.
For 20 years, Factor had been creating and residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during which time she attended master courses with Wolf Kahn (b. 1927, German-born American) and Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920, American) at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts.
Factor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions throughout the United States. In 2013, the Las Cruces Museum of Art, New Mexico opened a retrospective exhibition titled, Gail Factor - Metamorphosis. The exhibition later traveled to the Mendocino Arts Center and in 2014 to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where it was extended to a 10-month duration.
Factor’s works are included in numerous private and prominent public collections including, University of Southern California (USC) , Scottsdale Museum of Art (SMOCA), the Long Beach Museum of Art, The Museum of North Texas and the Taos Museum of Art.