"I consistently use symbols from diverse cultures in my artwork, while keeping the integrity of their original meanings. In combining elements of Eastern and Western symbols, new symbols are created to achieve a harmonious union. I see artwork as an instrument for uniting opposing views and representing an optimistic future. My work projects yearnings for peace and joy that are changeless over time in any country. Through different media, shapes, colors, and techniques, my art leads people to reflect on the transience of life and to appreciate the world around them." Laurel Gibson
About the Artist:
Laurel Gibson is a professional artist known for both her ceramics and mixed media artworks. Though positive mentoring with teachers from a young age she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors and an emphasis in ceramics (1997-2001), to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio (2002-05). She acquired additional art education through The Art Institute of Chicago and through Arizona State University in a study abroad program in Avignon and Paris, France. She recently taught at a summer youth program at the King Ranch in Kingsville Texas. Laurel feels strongly about the importance of encouraging young artists to express their ideas through art.
Laurel has received numerous awards and her artwork has been featured in national and international publications, as well as in many solo and group exhibits.
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Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; the Mary Hobbs Griffith Foundation; H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions; the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Dr. Dacia Napier; Frost Bank; Sarah Harte; King William Association; Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth; Neiman Marcus; Rackspace; Silver & Black Give Back; Silver Eagle Distributors; Texas Commission on the Arts; Wendy & Tom Wirth; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.
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