MARK THOMAS GIBSON (b. 1980, Miami, FL) is an artist, curator, and professor living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gibson received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2002 and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2013.

In 2016 Gibson co-curated the exhibition Black Pulp! with William Villalongo, which has travelled from Yale University to IPCNY, USF, and Wesleyan University to name a few. Black Pulp! has been reviewed in the New York Times and Art in America.

In 2016 Gibson self-published his first book, Some Monsters Loom Large, with the help of an E-Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, NY, NY. The book was re-issued in a second edition in partnership with IPCNY. Gibson’s second book Early Retirement was released in 2017 with Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, Switzerland. Early Retirement was acquired to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. 

Mark Thomas Gibson is represented by Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, (New York, NY) and Loyal Gallery, (Stockholm, Sweden). Gibson is currently an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, PA.

Selected Interviews:
Comics Out of Chaos, Juxtapoz Magazine
Some Monsters Loom Large, Huffpost Interview by Ridley Howard
Sifting Through the Madness, Foundations Magazine


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EDUCATION

 
2013               MFA, Yale School of Art, Painting & Printmaking

2002               BFA, Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2019             
The Dangerous One, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018               
Gauntlet, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2017               
Early Retirement, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY                     

2016              
Some Monsters Loom Large, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY

2013               
Alamo Revenant, 
Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY

2013               
Black and Blue, 
Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan 

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019               
Routine Malfunction, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
Neither Devils Nor Divines, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY
Quiet March to a Warring Song, Shaker Museum, New Lebanon, NY
Big Ringer, Andrew Eldin Gallery, New York, NY

2018            
The Cruelest Month, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY
Utopias, Gallery221, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
 International Comix Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland

2017               
The Curator’s Eggs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY
Woke!, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2016               
A Being in the World, 
Salon 94, New York, NY
American Optimism, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

2015               
The Midnight Sun, 
Curated by Dustin Metz,Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA
The Landscape Changes 30 Times, Curated by Ala DeghanAnahita Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014              
 American Beauty, 
Curated by William VillalongoSusan Inglett, New York, NY

2013               
Blaine De St. Croix, Mark Thomas Gibson, Howardena Pindell, 
Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY

2012               
Space,
curated by Matt JonesNorth Atlantic Conference Exhibition, New York, NY

2010              
Quick While Still, 
Curated by Kadar BrockHeist Gallery, New York, NY

2009               
Quick While Still, Curated by Kadar Brock, Motus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hollywood Cultural Arts Center Annual Exhibition, Curated by Jane Heart, Hollywood, FL         

PUBLICATIONS

2018                           
Fired Up! Ready to Go! The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Thelma Golden

2017                           
Early Retirement, Published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, CH
 (Essay) Oracles, Artists Calling Cards, Published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, CH

2016                           
Some Monsters Loom Large, 2nd Edition, Published by IPCNY, NY, NY

2015                           
Some Monsters Loom Large, 1st Edition, Self-Published, Brooklyn, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Black Pulp!, Co–curated with William Villalongo.

2018               
African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 2017               
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2016               
International Print Center, New York, NY            
32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University, Haven, CT

GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2019
Flying Horse Printshop Residency, Orlando, FL
The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2017              
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2016               
E–Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

2013               
Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2012               
Yale Norfolk Teaching Assistantship, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL