Gloria arrived in the United States as a young French girl who eventually attended New York University where she studied Art History. She missed her actual graduation because she was on tour as an actress. Her favorite role was Jo in Little Women, and her passion for theater remained throughout her life. Gloria founded one of the first art galleries in Chelsea with Carol Greene in 1995. Greene Naftali fostered the careers of many influential international artists including Jacqueline Humphries, Rachel Harrison, Michael Krebber, Tony Cokes, Walter Price, and played a meaningful role in the cultural life of NYC and beyond.