Ralph Gibson

Born: 1939

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Website:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ralph-Gibson/38980744801

Education: BFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1962

Ralph Gibson Bio

About The Artist

Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica lens and a stark, meditative eye. Gibson began training for his long photographic career in the Navy and continued to hone his craft at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, who inspired the 1970 publication of Gibson's first book, The Somnambulist.

His photographs, then and now, exude tension and barely contained energy. By turns sexual, disquieting, and surreal, each image is a narrative unto itself. His image Nude With Feather is one of the most coveted nude image on the art market today. The recipient of countless awards, including a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1985 and two honorary doctorates, Gibson continues to inspire younger photographers with international exhibitions and more than 40 publications.

Ralph Gibson Interview

Artist Q&A

1. Who is your favorite artist?
If I had to choose, it would be Matisse.
2. What is your favorite film?
Persona by Ingmar Bergman.
3. If not yourself, who would you want to be?
You.
4. What is your favorite quote?
"Include me out." —Sam Goldwyn
5. What is your favorite time of day or year?
Now.

Ralph Gibson Gallery Art

Galleries

Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY

Ralph Gibson Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
J.P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS