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Laura D. Gibson












www.lauradgibson.com

Laura D. Gibson is a visual and lens based media artist and independent curator in the city of Detroit. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2013 in Art History and Anthropology at Grand Valley State University and graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography. As a native Detroiter, her work focuses on her familial ties to the city in relation to memory, storytelling, space, displacement and the archive. Gibson uses video, audio and performance to dissect ways of maneuvering the city as native Detroiter and a woman of color while documenting and examining the notions of intimacy in reflecting on space and the idea of home.


Gibson has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the National Conference of Artists Michigan Chapter and The Carr Center in Detroit as the Visual Artist Fellow. Additionally, collaborated with the Detroit Institute of Arts, a member of the Detroit Artist Market Exhibition Committee and The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club. Gibson was a resident of the Talking Doll Residency, a recipient of the National Conference of Artists Michigan Chapter Excellence in Arts Award, 2020 Mercedes Benz Financial Emerging Artist Award Finalist and the Redmond Design Prize Winner.



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