2019 MacArthur Genius Grant winner Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972, USA) combines Native American traditions with the visual languages of Modernism to explore the contemporary confluence of personal identity, culture, history, and international social narratives. Gibson is a member of the Choctaw and Cherokee nations. He currently lives and works in Hudson, New York. One of his most recognized series involves punching bags that Gibson deftly transforms into aesthetic totems. Another of Gibson’s long running series involves an examination of ceremonial garments. A selection of these garments were exhibited in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Gibson’s work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, amongst others. Recent exhibitions include Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire is Applied to a Stone it Cracks, Brooklyn Art Museum, NY; Jeffrey Gibson: CAN YOU FEEL IT, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, USA; She Never Dances Alone, Times Square Arts; Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA; Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect, New Museum, New York, USA; and Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA, and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA.
In partnership with the Brown Arts Initiative.
Image: LET ME BE WHO YOU NEED ME TO BE, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, glass beads, and artificial sinew inset into custom wood frame, 78 x 46 x 2 1/2 in, Image Credit: Max Yawney
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