Bio 

Sarah Margaret Gibson (b. 1988) is from Cincinnati, OH.

 

Sarah Margaret is a contemporary realist artist, specializing in figurative works, portraits, and still-lifes. Characterized by a rich tenebrism, Gibson’s work often dramatically juxtaposes light against shadow. She believes that light, and all of its symbolic qualities, are better appreciated when contrasted against dark. Building up her paintings from a series of many fine layers, she seeks to give her works a palpable depth and complexity, so that the viewer can continually find new details and facets to contemplate upon each  viewing.  Through her drawings and paintings, Gibson opens up a dialogue with nature, responding to what she finds beautiful and endeavoring to communicate this with her viewers.

 

In 2008 Sarah Margaret travelled to Florence, Italy to receive her formal training in drawing and painting from the  Angel Academy of Art and The Florence Academy of Art. Over the course of her seven years in Florence, Gibson became profoundly influenced by the work and philosophy of the Old Masters and by the mentorship of great living artists such as Daniel Graves, Jordan Sokol, and Daniela Astone. She taught at the Florence Academy's intermediate studio from 2012-2015.

 

Sarah Margaret currently lives and works in the seaside town of Largs, on the west coast of Scotland, alongside her husband and fellow artist, Lee Craigmile. She teaches part time at the Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art, and holds private art lessons in her personal studio.

 

Gibson's work is shown throughout the U.S. and Europe and can be found in the New Britain Museum of American Art and in numerous private collections. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Born:                            

1988                            Cincinnati, OH

 

Education:

2010-2014                   The Florence Academy of Art

 

2008-2010                  Angel Academy of Art, Florence

 

2008                            University of Cambridge Summer Schools, Art History Program

 

2007-2008                  Maryland Institute College of Art

 

2006                            Carnegie Mellon Summer Institute, Drawing and Painting

 

2003-2005                  Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program

 

Teaching:

 

2013-2015                   The Florence Academy of Art, Principle Instructor of Intermediate                      

                                      Drawing and Painting Program

 

2012-2013                   The Florence Academy of Art, Assistant Instructor of Intensive Drawing Program

 

2009-2010                    Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program, Visual Arts Assistant Teacher

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2015                              The Recent Work of Sarah-Margaret Gibson, The Mary Ran

                                       Gallery, Cincinnati OH

 

2014                              Reflections of Florence: the Drawings and Paintings of Sarah-Margaret Gibson, The Mary Ran Gallery,

                                       Cincinnati OH

 

2013                               The Work of Sarah-Margaret Gibson, The Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati OH

 

2011                               Meet the Artist and her Work, Brian Gibson Antiques, Cincinnati OH

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

2017                              Postcards Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow UK

 

2016                               Still Life Exhibition, Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati OH

 

2015                               Girls’ Night Out, Art Design Consultants ADC Inc., Cincinnati OH

 

2015                               Grand Opening Exhibition for the Florence Academy ofArt, U.S., Mana Contemporary,

                                        Jersey City NJ

 

2014                               Portraits, Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati OH

 

2014                               Represent 2014, The 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove,  London, UK

 

2013                               Annual Alumni Art Show, The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, OH

 

 

2012                               The Florence Academy of Art Sixth Alumni Exhibition, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy

 

2010                               Annigoni’s Legacy, The Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy

                                       Interlochen Arts Camp Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Interlochen, MI

                                       Annual Alumni Art Show, The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, OH

 

2009                              The Art of Sei Divino Wine Bar, Student Exhibition, Florence, Italy

                                       Angel Academy of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Florence, Italy, Group Juried Show

                                       Interlochen Arts Camp Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Interlochen, MI

 

2008                              Angel Academy of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Florence, Italy, Group Juried Show

 

Awards and Honors:

 

2015                              Painting Les Fleurs du Mal received into the permanent collection of the

                                       New Britain Museum of American Art

 

2013                              Second Place Winner of the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Scholarship Competition

                                     

                                       Winner of Art Comes Alive 2013 “Still Life Artist of the Year” Award

 

                                       Awarded the “Fourth Year Scholarship Prize” by the Florence Academy of Art

 

                                       Featured in the French television documentary,  “Le Gran Tour”

 

                                       Accepted into the Hudson River Fellowship for landscape       

                                       painting

 

2012                               Article entitled “On Process” published in Composite Arts Quarterly Magazine

 

2011                               Third Place Winner of the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Scholarship Competition