E D U C A T I O N

2003       Scientific Illustration Certificate – University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002       Traditional Chinese Painting Exchange Program – Anhui University, Hefei, China

1998        Bachelor of Arts, Art (drawing, painting); Art History Minor – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 

 

S E L E C T E D   S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2017        Sea Change – G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016        Weird Science –  Boswell Corner Gallery, North Idaho College

               Peaceable Kingdom – Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp, WA

2015        unNatural Histories – Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA      

               Sepulchre – MAC Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

2014        Avatars and Shapeshifters – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013        Wonderland (w/ artist Renee Adams) – the brink gallery, Missoula, MT

               Are we not drawn onward to new erA (w/ artist Renee Adams) – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011         Spiderland – G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers (w/ artist Renee Adams) – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010        Hydras and Basilisks – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Birds of Paradise – Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2008       Unnatural History (w/ artist Nealy Blau) – G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Animal Spell (w/ artist Amy Ross) – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007        Relations – Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

               Birds and Bees – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005        Specimens – Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

​2004        Barnacle Dogs and Zebra Mussels – Gallery 423, Ellensburg, WA

2003        Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny – Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

                Beetle, Branch and the Biologic – Artemis Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002         Fin, Flipper, Flounder – Stewart and Williams Funeral Home, Ellensburg, WA

2001         Various works – Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

                Great White Silence – Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA (w/ artist Renee Adams)              

1998         Walkabout – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 

1997         A Balance Between Forces – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2018        The Woods (PUNCH Projects) – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 

2017        BEST IN SHOW: New Works from Kittitas County Juried Artists – Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp, WA

               ARTS AT THE PORT Juried Exhibition – Anacortes Arts Fest, Anacortes, WA  

               Here's to the Future – G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Kent Summer Art Exhibit – Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA

               BARNSTORM at the Bluestone (PUNCH Projects) – Model KE building, Ellensburg, WA

2016        Phylogeny Contemporary at the Aqua Hotel – Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

               Hit and Run – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

               Natural Causes – CASS Contemporary, Tampa, FL

               Nature’s Call: Natural History of the West by the GNSI NW – Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA

2015        Metamorphosis – Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

               Out of Sight – King Street Station, Seattle, WA

               National Juried Exhibition – Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

               WUNDERKAMMER: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections – Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA

               Westward Bound: PUNCH Gallery meets Clymer – Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, WA

               Imaginature – Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

2014        The Scientific Eye: Art & Science – North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

               A Contemporary Bestiary – Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR

2013        Hybrids and other Strange Amalgamations – Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA 

               Yakima River Diaries  – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

2012        Make Space – Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

               Winging It – Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC

2011         The Shape of the Problem – Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

               Wild/Life – Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

               Seattle as Collector – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

               Washington Art Consortium: Northwest Art on Paper – Western Gallery, Western WA University, Bellingham, WA

2010        Bestiary – Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

               Mystic Sons of Morris Graves Invitational Exhibition – Tashiro Kaplan Arts Building, Seattle, WA

               Narrative Animal Imagery – San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

               The Secret Language of Animals – Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

               The Fantastical – Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC

               Country Cousins: an Exploration of Contemporary Frontier Myth – Evergreen Gallery, Olympia, WA

2009        Below the Surface: A 21st-Century Look at the Prarie – Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IO

               Tales from an Imaginary Menagerie – Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2008        Nature Freak – Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

                Birdwatch – Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID

2007         Introductions 2007 – Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Crawl Space Centennial – Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Come Undone – Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

2006        12th Annual International Exhibition – Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY

                24th Annual Juried Exhibition – Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

                Contagion – Washington Ensemble Theatre, Seattle, WA

                As the Crow Flies − Tacoma Contemporary’s Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA

                Seattle Erotic Art Festival – Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

                Emerging Artist Exhibition – Limner Gallery, Phoenecia, NY

                Round One – PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005         unNatural History – Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

                History and Prophecy: a Bestiary for the 21st Century – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Point of Departure – Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

                Intersections: Works on Paper – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

                Seattle Erotic Art Festival – Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2002         Exhibition of Chinese and American Students – Jiu Liumi Gallery, Hefei, China

                Summer Painting in China – Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

2003         Traces of the Homeostay-puff – Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

2001         Move On –  Arrowspace Gallery, Olympia, WA

                M.A.A.G. (McMurdo Anti Art Gallery) – McMurdo Station, Antarctica

2000        15th Annual Ross Island Art Show – McMurdo Station, Antarctica

S E L E C T E D   H O N O R S   &   A W A R D S

2017        Harold E. Tayer Memorial Award – Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

               People's Choice Award – Art's at the Port Juried Exhibition, Anacortes Arts Fest, Anacortes, WA

               Peggy Schaake Award – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

               Project Award (BARNSTORM at the Bluestone) – Ellensburg Arts Commission, Ellensburg, WA

2016        4Culture Project Grant – 4Culture, Seattle, WA

               Honorable Mention – Indiana University East National Juried Art Exhibition: Art + Science – Richmond, IN

2015         Bob & Donna Villbrandt Award – Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2015         Best in Show – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA               

2013         Eldean Adams Award for Watercolor – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

                Jeffrey M. Reynolds Award – Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2012         Best in Show – WA State Juried Art Competition, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

               Artist Residency – Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY 

2011         Best in Show – 44th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Allied Arts Center, Yakima, WA

               Contemporary Northwest Art Awards finalist – Portland Art Museum

2010         Marge Corman Memorial Award – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA 

2009        Excellence in Drawing Award – Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2008        Artist Trust Fellowship Award – Washington State

2007        Artist Trust GAP Award – Washington State       

2006        Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award    

                Drawing Center’s Viewing Program – The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2005        Best in Show, Best Drawing – Art Guild of Soap Lake’s Winterfest – City Hall, Soap Lake, WA

                Karen Raine Memorial Award – Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA              

2004        Board of Directors Award (Best of Show) – Juried Exhibit, Allied Arts Center, Yakima, WA

               Peggy Schaake Award – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

2003        Dr. & Mrs. Aboulhosn Award – Central Washington Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA          

2001        Tina Solberg Award – Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

1988        1st Place, Sixth Grade Level – Color-A-Saurus Dinosaur Drawing Contest, Tri Cities, WA

P U B L I C   A R T   C O M M I S S I O N S

2017        Nature/Nurture – completed a mural project at the Stan Bassett Youth Center in Ellensburg, WA with Will Bow; 

               project funded by the Ellensburg Arts Commission.

2015        Pacific Northwest Legends: a Natural History – completed a series of eight 7’ x 17.5’ public murals with Will Bow

               for the City of Spokane in BNSF Tunnel on Post Street; project funded by Spokane Arts Commission

2015        Washington State’s Emblems and Icons: a Natural History – design selected for Kelda Martensen's

               Spring Mural painting class on the campus of North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

S E L E C T E D   P U B L I C A T I O N S   &   M E D I A   C O V E R A G E

2018       Muir, Pat, "Eight Central Washington Artists to Watch in 2018." The Yakima Herald-Republic, January 17, 2018

              Upchurch, Michael, "'Sea Change,' allusions to climate change among what's new at galleries.' The Seattle Times, January 5, 2018

              Lynx, David, "The Art Scene: Artists take a trip deep into 'The Woods'." The Yakima Herald-Republic, January 3, 2018

2017       "Daisy Chain" selected for cover of The Stranger's Seattle Art and Performance publication, Winter 2017, Vol. 6, No. 4

2015       Peterson, Clyde, “A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs,” Crosscut.com, July 31, 2015

2015       Ponnekanti, Rosemary; “Museum of wonder: “Wunderkammer” at the Foss Seaport.” The News Tribune, July 21, 2015

2014       “Justin Gibbens: Master Draftsman,” Juxtapoz Magazine blog, February 3, 2014

              Nastia Voynovskaya; “Justin Gibbens’ Paintings Celebrate Wildlife.” Hi-Fructose Magazine blog, March 5, 2014

2013       Eben Wragge-Keller; "super natural." Missoula Independent, July 11, 2013

              Krysti Shallenberger; "Unnatural by Nature." Missoulian, July 5, 2013

2012       Jenkins, Mark; “Washington’s Best Art Gallery Shows of 2012.” The Washington Post, December 6, 2012

              Jenkins, Mark; “Heiner’s ‘Wingin It’: Striking photos, painting, collages of birds.” The Wa Post, July 5, 2012

              Williams, Austin; “Where Science and Imagination Collide.” American Artist Watercolor mag., Summer 2012

2011        Williams, Austin; “25 Artists to Watch.” American Artist Watercolor magazine, Fall 2011

2010       Jane Durrell; “Bestiary (Review).” City Beat blog, Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2009      Melrod, George; “Unnatural Selection.” Art ltd., March/April 2009

              Samson, Jonah; artist profile posted on Cool Hunting blog, April 16, 2009

              ANNALEMMA, Issue No. 4

2008      Norris, Molly; “Unnatural History.” Art Access, December 2008/January 2009, Vol. 17, No. 10

              Beal, Suzanne; “Artist Profile: Justin Gibbens” Art  ltd., July/August 2008

              Farr, Sheila; “Putting and unnatural face on nature.” Seattle Times, Friday, April 18, 2008

              Lippens, Nate; “Jumble up your sense of reality and imagination with works by three artists.”

              The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday, April 11, 2008

              Studio Visit Magazine, Issue II. February 2008

2007       Lippens, Nate; “Northwest creatures come to life in Gibbens’ Birds and Bees’.”

              The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday, February 9, 2007

2006       Ponnekanti, Rosemary; “Peek into Windows for artful eyefuls.”  The News Tribune, Dec. 24, 2006

               Scott, Carrie E. A.; “And the Galleries Marched in Two by Two.”  Visualcodec, May Issue, 2006

               Chansanchai, Athima; “Erotic, Erotic.”  Seattle Post Intelligencer, Monday, March 27, 2006

2005        Graves, Jen; “Natural Beauty.”  The News Tribune, September 25, 2005, p. E.01           

P U B L I C   C O L L E C T I O N S

              City of Kent, WA (Portable Works Collection)

              Tacoma Art Museum

              Grinnell College

              Microsoft

              4Culture/King County (Portable Works Collection)

              City of Seattle, WA (Seattle City Light, Seattle Utilities: Portable Works Collections)

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