Jerrell Gibbs retraces family memories, examining the origin of his own life by representing intimate and instantly joyous moments.
Affirming the multilayered experience of the African-American diaspora, Gibbs plunges the viewer into an immersive experience, the realm of his childhood. Gibbs has exhibited at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, The Galleries at CCBC and The Gallery at Howard University. His work is in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Gibbs is represented by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
:: An informal interview with Jerrell
What are your preferred pronouns?
Where do you call home?
What is your program and year of graduation?
Leroy E. Hoffberger program graduated 5/2020
What inspired you to take the leap of going to graduate school?
My goal was to take my art practice and art career to the next level
How has this scholarship impacted your thinking and process during your time in graduate school?
It made the process much easier. Being able to attend school without the burden of worrying about finances gave me the opportunity to focus solely on my education
What have you been working on? Share the driving questions and inspiration that informs your work as an artist, designer, educator and/or activist.
I have been painting nonstop. Right now the question that continues to resonate with my practice is how does my work relate to my life?