Artist Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson graduated from ECU School of Art in 1990 with a BFA in Painting and Textiles. Kristin’s career began in textiles, designing fabric collections, which continues to inform her strong sense of color and composition. After a lifetime living and painting by the sea, a recent move and life change finds her contemplating new canvases, with walks in Duke Gardens, Umstead State Park, and also the Durham Farmer’s Market.  An alla prima painter, Kristin’s confident brushwork and unique perspectives in her still life subjects capture the eye of 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, it 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



  • 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

Solo shows

  • 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 Show

two person shows 


  • 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

artist residencies

No Boundaries International Artist Colony 2013, Bald Head Island, NC