For more than a decade Gibson has worked with a broad range of materials to create artworks that both reference and contribute to the ongoing dialogues of contemporary abstract painting. He completed his MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998 and graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. Gibson has lived in New York since 1999 and has widely exhibited his work internationally.
Gibson has grown up living in the United States and abroad, is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, half Cherokee, and has always lived in or near major urban centers. This combination of lived personal experiences has consistently informed and surfaced in the visual aesthetic of his painting and sculptural work. Through the use of unexpected materials and techniques, often times borrowing from craft traditions, Gibson has effectively and beautifully merged aspects of Native American culture, far removed from contemporary art, successfully into his practice. In doing so he creates unique and compelling artworks that remain within the recent pantheon of American painting and sculpture. Gibson's works effectively raise questions about the position of Native American culture in relation to broader national and international communities. His artworks draw from his past and multiple aesthetic histories to enrich and deepen the arguments he puts forth on what abstract painting is, what it can be, and what it can say.
Gibson's artworks are in the permanent collections of many major international art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Smithsonian's National Museum of The American Indian, and The Denver Art Museum. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include The National Academy Museum in New York and The Rollins Museum in Florida. He has had one-person gallery shows at American Contemporary (NY), Participant INC (NY), Samson Projects (Boston), and has taken part in group exhibitions at venues including The Museum of Arts and Design (NY) and The Peabody Essex Museum (MA). Gibson has recently joined the faculty in the Studio Arts Program at Bard College and is a 2012 TED Foundation Fellow.