School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021

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Wellington B. Gray Gallery Exhibition

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge


Kristin Gibson
Graduated 1990

Truly enjoyed and thrived in my time and study at ECU School of Art, met my husband (Communication Arts Alum) and lifelong friends in our very first design course freshman year. Artistic career began in NC textile mills designing repeat patterns and developing color stories for yards and yards of floral fabrics printed before my eyes. This led to painting on the dining room table and in the salt air of Carolina Beach, while immersing myself in the Wilmington, NC art community -all as two creative kids were growing and coloring alongside.

By sharing colorful canvasses and scarves under festival tents, I loved meeting collectors and fostering gallery relationships that for close to 25 years since, have represented and sold my contemporary, fully developed work. I invite you to visit City Art Gallery, in the Lynndale Shoppes on Red Banks Road in Greenville, to see and try on approval my newest works on canvas.

“I find myself endlessly fascinated by the notion and fun of capturing color from jars of paint with big brushes. Compositions both large and small, begin as drawings with my paintbrush. These first lively lines in a layer of fresh paint begin a process of color into color, shape into form. Delights of painting in alla-prima technique show up in finding new ways to make color sing and seeing something across the room, or from memory, that balances the canvas right in the moment. Quite simply, I paint the way I cook, instinctively experimenting beyond the recipe. And speaking of recipes, dark chocolate, green tea, and walking in nature counters the twists and turns life brings, and replenishes the color and zest of my brush. Truly each new painting sparks a love of the process, stirring up something from within myself that finds its way to the canvas.”
– Kristin Gibson

Reflection, acrylic/canvas, 36″ x 30″ x 1.5″,2019