Gabriel Greenlaw was homeschooled prior to attending college, where he received a BFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May of 2014. He has remained constantly involved in the art community as a teaching assistant for glassblowing classes at RIT and through courses at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and Waterfall Center for the Arts. He has also studied with Clair Belfrage, Jason Chakravarty, Michael Rogers, Robin Cass, David Schunkel, and Marta Bernbaum. His work has been included in several exhibitions including the Undergraduate Student Honors Exhibition, MetaProject 02 Exhibition and School of American Crafts Honors Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. He was 2014 NICHE Awards Finalist, Corning Incorporated Award Nominee in 2013 and involved in an international collaboration between RIT's School of American Crafts and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, which concluded in an exhibition at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.
Greenlaw's current work is best described as multimedia illuminated sculpture, combining blown and flameworked glass with LEDs, noble gases, and natural lighting. He creates forms and installations based on scientific inspirations, such as the growth and firing patterns of neurons, bringing them to life through the integration of light and viewer interaction. He credits his current focus on the scientific to his homeschooling, where he took a keen interest in biology and psychology.