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Blake Gibson
San Francisco, California



page 78-79


My current work explores the quietude and hostility of the natural world. Moments or events are rooted in stillness, but with an underlying sense that a larger drama exists beyond our awareness or control. While the representational component of my work is apparent, it is also intentionally fragile. Drawing media enables me to focus on line as the foundation for images. I am attracted to the ease with which a mark can suddenly become a vine or a blade of grass. This work is informed by my exposure to the New Mexican wilderness and my personal conflicts with the earth's uncertain future.


born:1973, Greer, South Carolina


University of New Mexico, MFA, 2005
University of South Carolina, BFA, 1995

selected awards/honors

Artist Residency, Kala Art Institute, 2010
Finalist, Art Interview 18th International Competition, 2009
Purchase Award, Ink and Clay 35, California State Polytechnic University, 2009

selected publications

Land Arts of the American West, Chris Taylor and Bill Gilbert, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 2009
Ink and Clay 35 Catalog (downloadable), Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, p. 19, 2009
Water Library, Basia Irland, Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 2007

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Rutgers University Gallery: Surface Tension, Camden campus, NJ, 2006
[AC]2 Gallery: Natural Painting, Albuquerque, NM, 2005

selected group shows

3rd Art Interview Biennale Exhibition, (upcoming), Berlin, Germany, 2010
Kellogg Art Gallery: Ink and Clay 36, Pomona, CA, 2010
University of New Mexico Art Museum: Dispersal/Return, Albuquerque, NM, 2009
Climate Theater: Hypnagogia, San Francisco, CA 2009

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