Laurel Gibson


University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

M.F.A. Ceramics, 2005

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

B.F.A. Ceramics, magna cum laude, honors, 2001

Educational Enrichment:     

Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona

Study Abroad Program in Avignon and Paris, France.  2000

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Summer Program, drawing and painting, 1997


The Espy Foundation, Oysterville, Washington, June 2008

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, November 2006

Professional Experience

2013                  Curator, “Counterpoise” Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, Texas, 2013

2009 – 2010      Co-owner, Gallery Manager, Fiber Artspace, San Antonio, Texas

 2007-present   Professional Artist

Awards Received:

 2009                Warrior Artist Award, Fiber Artists of San Antonio

2006                  Artist’s Grant and Work Exchange Financial Aid Award, The Vermont Studio Center

2005                  First Place, Category of Art, UTSA, Spring Research Conference

2005                  San Antonio City Council District 8 Community Scholarship

2002-2005         Herman and Joann Wigdosky Scholarship, (Graduate Art Scholarship)  UTSA

2004                  Vincent J. Lamonaco Memorial Award, Given to Best of Show

1997-2002        Regents Scholarship to Northern Arizona University (tuition waiver)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2014                “Artists Looking at Art” curator, Rene Barilleaux, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

2013                Geometric Abstractions, The San Antonio Children’s Museum, curated by Priscilla  Prather, San Antonio, Texas, 2013

2012                 String Theory, R Gallery, curated by Alex Rubio, San Antonio, Texas

 2010                Matter Terra, Julia Yates Semmes Library, curated by Alex Rubio San Antonio, Texas

                         Laurel Gibson Solo Exhibit, The Night Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

 2009               Burning Desire, Bihl Haus Arts, curated by Kellen Kee McIntrye, San Antonio, Texas

                         Eden’s Room, Fiber Artspace, San Antonio, Texas

 2008               Environments, The Sanctuary Studio, Oysterville, Washington

                         Sweet Addictions, C-Art, curated by Claudia Rubio San Antonio, Texas

2007                 Attracting Opposites, Fiber Artspace, San Antonio, Texas

                          No Trespassing, Site-specific Installation in abandoned house, Boerne, Texas

 2006                Red Means Stop, Installation Pearl House, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2005                Expugnari: The Fall of a City, Master Thesis Exhibition UTSA Satellite Space, San  Antonio, Texas

2004                High Alert, Gallery E, University of Texas at San Antonio – Texas

2003                Sew Fly, Gallery E, University of Texas at San Antonio -Texas

2000                Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, Beasley Art Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona


Selected Group Exhibitions:

 2012-2014     On and Off Fredericksburg Road 7th Annual Studio Tour, Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, Texas

 2013               The Color of  Blind,  ZaZa Gardens Gallery, curated by Katherine Brown, San Antonio, Texas

2012                Glow: The Nuclear Show, Bihl Haus Arts, curated by David Zamora Casas, San Antonio, Texas

2010                Artistic Expressions, Rendon Photography & Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas

                        Art in the Chamber, Fusion of Artists Summer Show, Chamber of Commerce, San   Antonio, Texas

2009                Big as Texas, Fiber Arts Exhibit, The Texas Museum of Fiber Arts, Capital Building Austin, Texas

                         Spiritual Symbols for Peace, Los Manos Magicas Gallery, Houston, Texas

                         Art in the Chamber, Fiber Art, Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio, Texas

                         Ellas, Centro Cultural Atzlan, San Antonio, Texas

2008                FASA Annual Exhibition, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas

                         Innovation: A Collaboration, Fiber Artspace, San Antonio, Texas

 2007                Letterforms, 1906 Gallery, Juried by Chuck Ramirez, San Antonio, Texas

2006                George Ohr Rising, Gulf States Juried Exhibition, Juror- William Dunlap, awarded 2ndPlace, Fine Arts  Gallery, Jefferson Davis Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Biloxi, Mississippi

                         25th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror- Thom Evans, awarded 3rd Place, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas

2005                Resolutions: UTSA Annual Student Exhibition, Juror- Riley Robinson, Best of Show- Graduate, 1st Place for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts- Graduate, and the Art Guild Award, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2004                Revolutions: UTSA Annual Student Exhibition, Juror- Bill Fitzgibbons, George Yepes Studio, San Antonio, Texas

                        Bling Bling Fling, 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

                         4+2) N23D: Six Sculptors from UTSA, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

                         Fire in the Belly, Curated by Francis Colpitt, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

                        Opus, Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

                        Attachments 2004, 6th Annual Texas Clay Arts Association, Jurors-Rick and Ruth Snyderman, awarded 1st Place, Cactus Hotel, San Angelo, Texas

                        San Antonio Potters Guild 11th Annual Juried Show, Juror-Verne Funk, awarded Best of Show, Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas

2003                Depth of Field, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas

                          Red Dot and Glam, Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, San Antonio Texas

Teaching Experience:

Bihl Haus Arts “On the Go” San  Antonio, Texas, Mixed Media, painting, drawing 2013,2014       

Martinez Street Women’s Center, San Antonio, Texas, workshop assistant for Girl Zone 2013

Family Day, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, 2012

“Songs of Social Significance” family workshop, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas,  2012

Family Day, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, 2012, 2013, 2014

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, Ceramic Workshops for MOSAIC Program, Summer 2010

Family Day, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas 2009-2012

King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, all ages, Summer 2009-2014

The Majestic Ranch Art Foundation, Boerne, Texas, “We Can, Art Mentor-ship”, 2009-2010

Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas, Hand building Spring 2007

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas,Teaching Assistant-ship with   Steve Reynolds, Basic Ceramics, 2002


2013, San Antonio Express News, Spaces “Artist finds work, wall space”, Chrissy Murnin, Feb.10, 2013


The Art Lovers’ Cookbook, San Antonio  editor Claire Rhodes StevensonTouching Fiber Arts by Carol Ikard and Jacque Smith, featured page 91

Podcast interview by Rice Freeman Zachery    /podcast-with-laurel-gibson.html


KMUN interview, Astoria, Oregon June 27, 2008

San Antonio Express News, “Gallery Stroll”, Jessica Belasco, Feb.17,2008

210 SA, “There are icons to found in coffee filters”, Jessica Belasco, Feb.13-19, 2008 Vol. 1 Issue 51 pg.  24.


San Antonio Current, “First Friday Preview”, Jennifer Herrera, Dec.5-11,

“Altered Filters” Amanda Bell Nolan, Somerset Studio, July-August Pgs.60-63.


“Autumn in America” Oksana Shatalova, (Edited in Moscow, Russia).

“Internet & Me”, #12 (98), Oksana Shatalova, (Edited in Kazakhstan)

Sun Herald, “Expect the unexpected prepare to be delighted at ‘Ohr Rising’”, Pam Firmin, September 9, 2006,


“Glass Tire” “See and Be Seen: Recent Political Art in San Antonio” Catherine Walworth, November 2005, Feature Article

“The Paisano, Student Show showcases UTSA Talent” Stephen Massaro Vol.32 Number 11, April 12, 2005


Garcia, Lisa. “Industrial Diversity”, Opus. The Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio,Texas


Ruiz-Healy, Patricia. “The Power of the Narrative in Painting and Sculpture”, Depth of Field.  The Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas