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ROBYN GIBSON B.F.A M.F.A
ARTIST BIO 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
In 1987 Robyn was introduced into the art world through a friend while living in Mildura, Victoria Australia. Completed B.F.A. painting U.C.N.V Bendigo an affiliate with La Trobe University Melbourne Victoria, Australia.
Gibson's early works were influenced by the iridescent colours and vast spacial geography found in the Australian outback also within the strangeness and diversity of a few contemporary Australian painters she found an affinity with at this time, among others these included Charles Blackman, Sydney Nolan and Joy Hester.
Returning to New Zealand in 1994 Gibson became associated with Depot Art space a multi disciplinary creative organisation in Devonport Auckland. An artists studio was found in Queen Street central Auckland 1998-2000 Gibson completed M.F.A. Sculpture, Elam School of Fine arts. 2000
The artists professional career spans over 30 years, exhibiting and participating in installation, outdoor sculpture, painting and assemblage projects in both New Zealand and Australia.
Gibson’s works are often speckled with hints of surrealism and a subtle sense of humour. A complex, often quirky palette comprises varied materials and subject matter garnered from her past and present.
“Deconstructed body parts are commonplace in Robyn Gibson’s Devonport studio. Anatomical shards in every conceivable shape and size are spread from cluttered corner to cluttered corner across every crumpled crevice and paint-splattered surface. Effigies await the magician to conjure them into some composite of her imagination.” Text with kind thanks to Jason Burgess
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