The Body Electric, Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee), SITE Santa Fe
Jeffrey A. Gibson (born March 31, 1972) is a Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee painter and sculptor from the United States, based in Hudson, New York.
Born in Colorado, as a child his family moved frequently. As a youth he lived in (Germany) and Korea. Important to his role as an artist, press releases state that “This unique combination of cultural perspectives and exposure are essential to understanding Gibson’s artworks that combine and transform seemingly disparate references drawn from both Western and non-Western sources.
Gibson earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. In 1998 he received his Master of Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art, sponsored by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Gibson remarked on this opportunity provided for him: “My community has supported me … My chief felt that me going there, being a strong artist, made him stronger.”
Gibson is an artist in residence at Bard College and teaches in Studio Art. In 2010 he was a visiting artist at the California College of the Arts. He lives and works in Hudson, New York.
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