Robyn Gibson completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville in 2014, earning a BFA in Painting and a BSBA in Marketing. Since receiving her MFA in 2018 from the New York Academy of Art, Gibson has been developing her multidimensional art practice. She recently finished residencies at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, BKLYN CLAY in Brooklyn, New York, and the North Louisiana Virtual Residency hosted by the Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council.
After she started boxing in 2016, Gibson began incorporating it into her art practice. Her gestural figures range in scale from small and intimate to larger-than-life. Her voluptuous, lyrical style draws inspiration from her own curves and convey the movement and force informed by her boxing practice. The act of taking up space and claiming ownership of it is important to her work. As a black artist focused on self-portraiture and the exploration of her own trauma, Gibson grapples with black identity, the depiction, perception and value of black bodies, and what it means to be authentic.