Kristin Gibson Fine Art – Raleigh, NC

Kristin Gibson received her BFA in Painting and Surface Design from ECU School of Art and Design in 1990. Kristin’s career began in textiles, designing fabric collections for home furnishings and apparel, experience which continues to inform her strong sense of color and composition. Her expressive painterly style is well-regarded in the fine art galleries that represent her work. Enjoy visits to City Art Gallery in Greenville, Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, Tyler White O'Brien Gallery in Greensboro and Artshak Gallery in Southport, NC. 

After a lifetime living and painting by the sea, a move and life change finds her contemplating new canvases, with walks in Duke Gardens, Umstead State Park, the Durham Farmer’s Market and beyond, finding interesting still life subjects along the way.  An alla prima painter, Kristin’s confident brushwork and unique perspectives in her still life and natural subjects capture the eye of new and avid collectors. These words from an admirer are more than she could hope for someone to find in her paintings: “Kristin's work has organic unity and a cohesive palette that yields many delights in a narrow range of colors. Her painting also does not give up all its secrets in the first look. Makes you wonder, also makes you think, ‘wonder why I never saw such beauty in a simple arrangement of objects before?'"

Kristin has a powerful sense of spontaneity and vibrancy in her paintings that collectors admire.
— Torrey Stroud, City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC
An alla prima painter, Kristin’s strong brushwork and unique perspectives speak volumes to her skill and confidence. Her palette tends toward bold colors, while still life and interior images have depth and form without the use of shadow.
— Star Sosa, Spectrum Gallery, Wilmington, NC

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Education 

  • BFA Surface Design & Painting: East Carolina University School of Art, Greenville, NC 1990
  • Scholarships: Penland School, NC and Arrowmont School, TN
  • Apprenticeships: Marbleous, Greenville, NC and The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
  • Textile Industry: Designer for Culp Inc. Burlington and Stokesdale, NC; and Healthtex in Greensboro, NC
  • Professional Study: with the late Wayne McDowell, John Poon, Museum School at CAM

Solo shows

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — October 2017: Kristin Gibson Alla Prima
  • Sampson Arts Council in The Small House, Clinton, NC — May – June 2014: Spring Forth: Fruits, Florals & Interiors
  • Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, NC — January/February 2013: Still Life with No Boundaries: Select works from 2013 International Artist Colony & the studio
  • Spectrum Art & Jewelry, Wilmington, NC — March 2012: New Works
  • Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, NC — November/December 2010: Still Life & Pattern
  • JLA Home Showroom, High Point Furniture Market, NC — June 2010 – January 2012 
  • I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Beaufort, SC— April 2009: Cezanne & Matisse Influence
  • Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington, NC— March/April 2009: Artist of the Month
  • La Grange Art Center, La Grange, NC— August 2006: SURFACE
  • NC Aquarium Fort Fisher — February - April 2006: Below the Surface
  • WHQR Gallery Series, WHQR Public Radio, Wilmington, NC — January 2006: SURFACE
  • ECU School of Art, Greenville, NC — December 1990: Senior BFA Show

two person shows 


THREE PERSON SHOWS 

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC —  September/October 2017 Kristin Gibson, Karen Lawrence, Suzanne Morris
  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC —  March/April 2012 Kristin Gibson, Joanne Geisel, Kevin LePrince
  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC —  May 2008 Kristin Gibson, Anne Boysen, Connie Winters

Career gallery and juried exhibitions available upon request.


COLLECTIONS 

Ronald McDonald House Durham Family Room, Duke Children's Hospital; Carolina House, Durham NC; Signal Design, Raleigh, NC; Pennybyrn at Maryfield, High Point NC; North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, NC University of North Carolina Wilmington, Center for Marine Science, Southport Marina, Southport NC; Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center; Dr. Cerqueria DDS, Carolina Beach, NC; Wells Construction Corp., Carolina Beach, NC; Carolina Beach School; Murray Middle School, Wilmington, NC; Ida Thai Cuisine, Carolina Beach, NC; Good Shepherd Center, Wilmington NC; St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, Southport, NC Magellan Idea Center, IMR Research Group, Charlotte, NC; Coastal Cupcakes, Wilmington, NC; A Good Old Fashioned Movie Set, Endgame Entertainment, LA California; M.O.R.E. Medhen Orphan Relief Effort, Randolph, NJ; Medhen Social Center in Ethiopia; Solar Recover, Zausner LLC, Port Charlotte, NY; Edward Jones, Clinton, NC; Burroughs Wellcome Corporate, Greenville, NC;  Artforms Corporate, Kip Stone Open, Brunswick, ME; Joy Lee Apartments, Carolina Beach, NC; The Fudgeboat, Carolina Beach, NC; Island Time Institute, Carolina Beach, NC
Law Office of Sarah Friede, Carolina Beach, NC; Law Office of Senator Thom Goolsby, Wilmington, NC;                                   The Cider House, Hereford, England. Private collections across the US and internationally.


artist residencies

No Boundaries International Artist Colony 2013, Bald Head Island, NC nbiac.org