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b. 1972, USA

Jeffrey Gibson Biography

Jeffrey Gibson’s paintings and sculptures are inspired by the traditional craft and modern arts of Native American cultures. His sense of pride and desire to reclaim ownership of these histories counter the potentially negative connotations of craft that have been placed onto Native American Art, situating his work within the pantheon of abstract modernism.

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Jeffrey Gibson attended The Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and The Royal College of Art, UK (MA). He is half-Cherokee, a member of The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and was raised in the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Gibson's artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Denver Art Museum. In 2013 he had one-person exhibitions at The ICA Boston, National Academy Museum NYC, and the Rollins Museum. In 2014 he will have a one-person exhibit at The Denver Museum of Art.

Jeffrey Gibson Featured Artworks

Don't Make me Over by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonDon't Make me Over, 2017nylon, glass beads, artificial sinew, monofilament, acrylic batting, steel, and wood frame
61.38 x 53.5 x 2.62 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
I Have Strength Left by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonI Have Strength Left, 2017rawhide, acrylic, graphite, metal tacks, and canvas on panel
82 x 65 x 3 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Making the Best of a Bad Situation by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonMaking the Best of a Bad Situation, 2017Glass beads, artificial sinew, metal studs, tin jingles, canvas, wood
43 x 34 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery

Jeffrey Gibson Represented By

Kavi Gupta contemporary art gallery in Washington Blvd, Chicago, USA Kavi Gupta Chicago

Jeffrey Gibson In Ocula Magazine

ADAA The Art Show 2020 Ocula Photolog ADAA The Art Show 2020

Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) joined forces for The Art Show at the end of February (27 February–1 March 2020). The 2020 iteration saw more than half of its presentations dedicated to a single artist and 19 exhibitions focused on female artists, in addition to vibrant thematic and group surveys.

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity Ocula Report Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity By Banyi Huang, New York

The 2019 Whitney Biennial, is driven by a collective sentiment of sociopolitical consciousness, writes Banyi Huang in this reflection on the 79th instalment of the longest-running survey of American art.

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Jeffrey Gibson In Related Press

Best of 2018: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Across the United States Related Press Best of 2018: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Across the United States 21 December 2018, Hyperallergic

In 2018, artists and curators across the United States have been crafting brilliant exhibitions across the US, exploring themes of identity and community in innovative ways. Ebony G. Patterson made a maximalist tribute to victims of violence in her home country of Jamaica, while Joel Otterson crafted work recalling his parents' professions as a...

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Jeffrey Gibson Challenges the Parameters of Native American Art Related Press Jeffrey Gibson Challenges the Parameters of Native American Art 18 July 2018, Hyperallergic

The past sometimes acts as a trap for contemporary Native American artists. Critics, myself included, will anticipate the readers’ questions by discussing a material or pattern in terms of its ties to a tradition, preventing the artwork from taking the lead. Jeffrey Gibson brilliantly bobs and weaves through these pitfalls to assert his own...

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