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BIO

Jeff Gibbons (b. Detroit, 1982) is an intermedia artist currently based in Dallas, Texas. Gibbons’s work has been shown internationally in México, Japan, and across Europe. In the US, Gibbons has exhibited at venues such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Power Station, and The Goss-Michael Foundation. He has held artist residencies at Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, México, Achterhaus in Hamburg, Germany, and The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, Texas, among others. In 2018 he spoke about ice at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. In 2019, Gibbons was nominated for the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany award.



ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a poetic translation of my own sense of being, which often feels intangible and longing for some form of release that has no name. Recurrent themes in my life become recurrent themes in my work. My sculptures, videos, paintings, writing, and music are imbued with references to coping, loss, childhood trauma, death and dying, love, sexuality, belief, and perception. I’m most often focused on weaving together ideas and objects until they seem to be born into something with a life of its own. I look for a balance between intent and chance, creating meaningful moments that are simultaneously thoughtful and playful. Anything and everything I encounter has the potential to become source material for my work—early memories of myself and strangers, a relic from the past, the temperature or dust in a room, the shirt off my back.