Gilbert Fenech was born in Mellieha on the 18th April, 1979, son of George and Doris Fenech. He received his formal art education at the Junior College under Caesar Attard and FR. Gino Gauci, and at the University of Malta under Lino Borg and Dr.Joseph P. Cassar, and from where he graduated B.Ed (Hons) in Technical Design and Technology. Gilbert was also tutored privately by his father George in whose studio he spent most of the childhood, and whom he accompanied while painting landscapes on spot.

Gilbert is a teacher of Graphical Communication at San Andrea School, Mgarr, Malta. He has to his credit various scenographic designs for cultural activities, and has participated in several collective and personal  exhibitions including two with his father the reknowned artist George Fenech. He also have permanent exhibitions in local hotels, wine bars and private collections in Malta and abroad including England, Canada and Australia.