DTG print on cotton shirt in sizes S, M, L, XL
signed and numbered
Jeffrey Gibson has produced a new editioned artwork in support of Printed Matter / St Marks on the occasion of Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair.
“The adorned figures that appear on the POWER FULL t-shirt all exist as stand alone sculptures. I began this series of figurative works in 2015 as proposals for new identities that are combinations of aesthetics and materials drawn from various subcultures. Over the years the figures have evolved into non gendered, non raced, figurative representations of identities yet to be defined. They express the freedom of being unnamed and undefined in didactic identification terminology. This is their POWER, and they are FULL of it. The figurative works have led to wearable garments and it makes sense to have their images adorn a t-shirt designed for POWER FULL individuals. I want to celebrate and support people who self identify themselves and have created their own space that accommodates who they are.”
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972, Colorado) grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, and England. He received his BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1995), and his MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London (1998). He is a citizen of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College and lives and works near Hudson, New York.
Gibson’s work was most recently featured in the solo exhibition, When Fire is Applied to Stone it Cracks, at the Brooklyn Museum (2020-2021). Additional solo exhibitions include Nothing Is Eternal, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (2020); Time Carriers, Esker Foundation, Calgary (2019); Jeffrey Gibson: I WAS HERE, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (2019); and Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect, New Museum, NY (2019). Gibson’s work was also included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
His work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Denver Art Museum, CO; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; and Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards, most notably a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2019), Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Awards (2015) and a Creative Capital Foundation Grant (2005).