Bio

Statement

My practice as a contemporary sculptor and artist investigates cultural symbols and motifs to create work that inhabits the gray area between abstraction and purpose. I am uninterested in any agenda or dogma, but rather in a paired-down aesthetic of instinctual artistic pursuit. The sculptures reference the figure, signage, or fragments of tools and machinery, and thus have a familiar yet unique and unidentifiable presence, evoking some ancient memory. They are self-sufficient objects that rely on the singular form, without adornment, to convey their power.

J T Gibson CV

Three Person Exhibition

  • Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, July, 2014

Recent Solo and two person Exhibitions

  • Ten High Street, Camden ME – 2012
  • Coleman Burke, Portland, ME – 2011-2012
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor – Implements: Recent Sculpture – 2011
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME – 2011 Season Installation
  • Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME – 2009 Guest Artist

Recent Group Shows

  • CMCA Auction, Rockport, ME 2014
  • Heather Hearst Art, Camden, ME August, 2014 Pop-UP Show
  • Maine Audubon – Art and Nature, Falmouth, ME 2014
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Pollinators, Boothbay, ME, 2014
  • I-95 Triennial, UMMA Bangor, ME – 2013
  • Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME – 2013 – Sublime Monotony.
  • CMCA Auction, Rockport, ME 2013
  • George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME – 2012 – Working Waterfront.
  • Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal, ME – 2011 – Between Earth and Sky
  • Ten High Street, Camden, ME – 2011 Audubon show
  • I-95 Triennial, UMMA Bangor, ME – 2010
  • CMCA Biennial, Rockport, ME – 2011

Education

  • Pratt Institute, Photography/Sculpture – 1976 – 1978
  • Apprentice – Neil Selkirk Photography, NYC – 1978 – 1980

Work

  • Fine Art Black and White printer, NYC – 1981 – 1988
    (Arbus, Avedon, Frank, Horst, et al)
  • Johnson Atelier Sculpture Foundry, NJ – 1988 – 1992
  • Gibson Design, NJ, custom metal work – 1992 – 1998
  • Metaphor Bronze, NJ/ME, 1998 – Current
  • Metaphor Custom – custom metal work current -Maya Lin, Peter Marino Architects, etc.