MARK THOMAS GIBSON

 Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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               Quiet March to a Warring Song, Shaker Museum, New Lebanon, NY

2018               The Cruellest Month, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY

2018               Utopias, Gallery221, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

2018               International Comix Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland

2017               The Curator’s Eggs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY

2017     Woke! Contemporary Art Museum , University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2016               A Being in the World, Salon 94, New York, NY

2016               American Optimism, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

2015               The Midnight Sun, Curated by Dustin Metz,Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA

2015               The Landscape Changes 30 Times, Curated by Ala DeghanAnahita Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2015               All Types of Characters, Curated by Worlds Best EverJoshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

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

2013               Blane 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

2009               Hollywood Cultural Arts Center Annual Exhibition, Curated by Jane Heart, Hollywood, FL

            

ARTIST BOOKS

 

2018                           Fired Up! Ready to Go! The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, By Peggy Cooper

                            Cafritz and Thelma Golden

2017                           Early Retirement, Published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, CH

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

2016                           Some Monsters Loom Large, 2ndEdition, Published by IPCNY, NY, NY

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

 

TEACHING

 

2018 – Present         Assistant Professor, The Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art,

                                    Philadelphia, PA

2016 – 2018             Full-Time Lecturer, Assistant Dean of Student Relations Yale School of Art, Yale

University, New Haven, CT

2015 – 2016             Painting Faculty, School of Visual Arts MFA Program & Summer Residency Program, New York, NY

2015 – present         Painting Faculty, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT

2014 – 2015             Visiting Artist Lecturer, Cooper Union, New York, NY

 

2013 – 2015             Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New

Brunswick, NJ

 

 

VISITING ARTIST

 

2019               PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

                        RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

2018               Hillsborough College, Tampa, FL

                        Tyler School of Art, Pennsylvania, PA

2017               Boston Universty, Boston, MA

                        Hunter College. New York, NY

                        MICA, Baltimore, MD


2016               Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                        SVA, New York, NY

                        University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015               The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,

                        

 

 

LECTURES & PANELS

 

2017               Curating Comics: Creating Exhibitions in Galleries and Digital Spaces, The Schomberg’s

Annual Black Comic Festival, NY, NY.

2017               Black Pulp! Public Lecture at The Cooper Union Great Hall, NY, NY

2016               Black Pulp! Panel and Symposium at the SVA Theatre, presented by IPCNY, NY, NY

 

PRESS          

2017               Frieze, Acts of Recognotion, by David Geers, October 7, 2017

                        Brooklyn Rail, “Mark Thomas Gibson: Early Retirement”, by William Corwin, October 5, 2017

2015               Whitehot Magazine, “Aspects of American History: Mark GibsonInterview,” by Irena Jurek,

September 2015


ARTnews, “A Truffle Pig Heads for the Piers: Kenny Schachter in New York (Part 1),” by Kenny Schachter, March 9, 2015


Artnews, “Some Monsters Loom Large at the Armory Show,” by Barbara A. MacAdam, March 5, 2015


The New York Times, “Peggy Cooper Cafritz: Everything in a Big Way,” by Penelope Green, January 14, 2015

  Eyes Toward The Dove, “Highlights from 2013 and Previews for 2014,” by Katy Diamond Hamer


Vulture Magazine, “10 Black Artists on the Lessons of Ebony and Jet,” by Katy Diamond Hamer, December 19, 2014 

2010              Mar/Apr 2010 Vol 4 Issue 4:Artillery Killer Text on Art, “Quick While Still,” by Chris Bors 

 


 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

Black Pulp!,Co–Curated with William Villalongo, (travelling)

 2018               African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 2017               Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2017               University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2016               International Print Center, New York, NY

 2016               32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University, Haven, CT

 

 

GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

 2019 Flying Horse Printshop Residency, Orlando, Florida

2019 The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida

2017               The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire

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

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

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

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2017               Frieze, Acts of Recognotion, by David Geers, October 7, 2017

                        Brooklyn Rail, “Mark Thomas Gibson: Early Retirement”, by William Corwin, October 5, 2017

2016               Frieze Magazine, Ian Bourland, “Black Pulp!” December 2016. 

  The New York Times, Holland Cotter, “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week”

2016.

  The Huffington Post,Ridley Howard, “Some Monsters Loom Large: Interview with Mark

Thomas Gibson” 2016.

 2015               Whitehot Magazine, “Aspects of American History: Mark GibsonInterview,” by Irena Jurek,

September 2015


ARTnews, “A Truffle Pig Heads for the Piers: Kenny Schachter in New York (Part 1),” by Kenny Schachter, March 9, 2015


Artnews, “Some Monsters Loom Large at the Armory Show,” by Barbara A. MacAdam, March 5, 2015

2014               Vulture, Katy Diamond Hamer, “10 Black Artists on the Lessons of Ebony and Jet” 2014.

 

Foundations Magazine, Sebastian Gladstone, “Sifting Through the Madness: An Interview with Mark Thomas Gibson” 2014.

 

2013               The Wall Street International Magazine, “Mark Thomas Gibson. Alamo Revenant” 2013.

 

2010              Mar/Apr 2010 Vol 4 Issue 4:Artillery Killer Text on Art, “Quick While Still,” by Chris Bors 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Library of Congress. 

The University of Kansas 

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art