Gabriele Lina Gabriel-Thieler was born in Munich in 1958. From 1976 to 1981 she studied painting at the University of the Arts, Berlin (West), and was a master student of K. H. Hödicke. In 1979 she had her first exhibition in Berlin as the youngest member of the Galerie am Moritzplatz. In 1982 she stayed in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on a scholarship and in the following years undertook study trips to Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Chile. Gabriel-Thieler lives and works in Berlin.