Jeff Gibbons



With attenuated gestures and tenacious device, Jeff Gibbons presents works that mirror the intellectual forces that drive his studio practice. Earthen materials such as clay and found objects are divorced of their practical usage and become part of a resonant feedback loop as Gibbons reaches into a spiritual world he himself acknowledges may not exist. Getting to, and encountering the possible fissures of existence become paramount and with that, each work, whether it be sculpture, painting or video is the precise moment of an existential teeter-totter.

Jeff Gibbons (American, born 1982) is an artist, musician, poet, writer, and curator based in Dallas. His work engages a variety of media and forms including painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, experimental music, and dance. Over the past decade, he has been one of the most innovative artists working in the region, showing independently at Conduit Gallery and at a variety of non-profit art spaces throughout Texas, including the MAC, the Power Station, and the Goss-Michael Foundation, as well as international exhibitions in Guadalajara and Querétaro, Mexico, and Marseille, France. He has also collaborated and performed with a variety of artists and performance groups, including the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet and in 2018, for the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival, with fellow artist and musician, Gregory Ruppe.

Jeff Gibbons earned a BFA from the University of Tampa, Florida (2010) and an MFA from the University of Texas Arlington (2013) where he studied Intermedia. In 2016, Gibbons was the recipient of a grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; created the voicemail driven interactive project, 'There are no stray hairs in old movies', the inaugural show for '1-800-789-2228'; collaborated with Gregory Ruppe on the set for 'Masque of Red Death', a ballet performed at the Magestic Theater (Dallas, TX) by the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet and composed by Jordan Kuspa; and co-created The Culture Hole, with Greg Ruppe. In 2015, Gibbons was an artist in residence at the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas, TX) and presented a solo exhibition Auto Relativity Kinetotron. Gibbons, along with frequent collaborator Justin Ginsberg were among the recipients of the 2015 Master Mind Awards by the Dallas Observer.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

2022 The Silos, Houston Sculpture Month, Houston, TX

2022 Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (Nasher Public, Katy Trail)

2022 Achterhaus, Hamburg, Germany (Residency)

2022 Site 131, Dallas, TX

2021 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2020 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (Residency)

2019 Power Station, Dallas, TX

2018 Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

2018 Hanger J1, Marseille, France

2018 Dark Dirty Place, Kyle, TX

2017 The Power Station, Dallas, TX

2017 Museo de la Cuidad de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico

2017 Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico (Artist in Residence)

2017 Austin Art Fair, OFG.XXX, Austin, TX

2015 The Epitome Institute, San Antonio, TX

2015 Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima, Japan

2015 galleryHOMELAND, Houston, TX, in collaboration with Greg Ruppe

2015 Reunion, Zurich, Switzerland

2015 Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX

2014 Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX

2013 Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 Berlin Becher Triennial, Berlin, Germany