Gabriel Liston was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Western Colorado. He studied painting there, in Denver, and in Portland, Oregon, receiving a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998. Liston's work has been exhibited in many group and solo shows in Oregon and Colorado since 1994.

 

Working from a large collection of on-site sketchbooks and oil studies, his paintings often concern the intersection of water history and domestic life.