Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey Gibson is a painter and sculptor whose work investigates Native American stereotypes through cultural critique, iconography and found objects. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee, Gibson incorporates various real and conceptual representations of Native American culture into his sculpture and collage works. Gibson’s work is also highly informed by his identity as a queer, urban, Western-trained artist, and he often navigates the space between formal abstract language and Native American totems.

Gibson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Diverseworks, Houston, TX, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. He has received grants from Creative Capital Foundation, Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.