Alicia Gibson

Artist Statement Moderation has never been a concern. Working with a collage mentality and feminist tendencies, I often use satire to process a graver situation. The work is diaristic, self-reflexive and often topically immature. It stems from a personal place because it seems more honest to me; maybe it interests me more as a documentation, and hopefully people can relate. I've been using the brush as a type of marker or ball point pen. When the brush gets old and the bristles separate, I like that. Thick oil paint allows for a confined, slightly messy approach. It's cool that my hand shakes, it adds flare. Subject matter ranges from movies I like, situations I'm involved in, to part of my nail polish collection. I like the idea of original graffiti, the more direct the better, when it was used as a means of communication and territorial dominance. Color is important to me, and right now I'm going for a bleached out 90's palette. - Alicia Gibson

Alicia Gibson CV

Born in Manhasset, NY. Raised in South Carolina. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY
Post-Baccalaureate Degree, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2002
BA, Boston College, Newton, MA
Pont-Aven School of Art, Brittany, France – sponsored by RISD

Selected Group Exhibitions

One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ (forthcoming)
Novella Gallery (forthcoming)
TSA LA, Paradise Sauna, Los Angeles, CA
CANADA Gallery, Anthropocene, New York, NY
Brian Morris Gallery, How the Light Gets In, New York, NY
Derek Eller Gallery, William DeLottie, Alicia Gibson, Adrianne Rubenstein, New York, NY
Regina Rex, Snail Salon, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Brooklyn, NY
Harbor Gallery, Economy Candy, Brooklyn, NY Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Invincible Host, curated by Elisa Soliven and JJ Manford, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Joey, curated by Gina Beavers, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
The Unfunny Show, curated by Matthew Mahler and Matthew Fisher, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
Painting With Pictures II, curated by David Gibson, Artjail Gallery, New York, NY 2009
Fracture: Divisions in Painting, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Jack the Pelican, New York, NY
All Suffering Soon to End!, Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon, New York, NY
Far Out, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, New York, NY
One Day at a Time, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
The Sugar Show, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY
Pulse Art Fair, Envoy Gallery/Canteen Magazine Reading Room, Miami, FL
Ice Cream Social
Sara Nightingale Gallery, Easthampton, NY

Global Pop, curated by Joseph Carroll, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
Paper Awesome, Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
18th Annual Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, curated by Raphaela Platow, Boston, MA Identity Group Show, Lynn Center for the Arts, Lynn, MA
Appetite for Distraction, Acme Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 – 2006
Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Awards and Nominations

Robert Motherwell Foundation’s Dedalus Grant for Fine Art, nominee 2002 Marianne M. Martin Award for excellence in Academics and Fine Art, Boston College, Newton, MA

Publications 2013 2011 Art Papers, Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings, Mimi Luse, January/February, 2011

Boston Globe, In These Paintings Imagination and Technique Run Wild, Cate McQuaid, October, 2006
Cover of Stylus, Boston College biannual art and writing publication 2002