My process always begins with the re-contextualization of found images or objects. My work explores power symbols/structures, gender roles, and the construction of feminine identity. While I am naturally drawn to the nostalgic, my work tends to be a cocktail of various time periods notwithstanding the present and future. I find it most interesting when the time period isn't immediately apparent or remains ambiguous.
Lauren Gibbes was born in Columbia, SC and currently lives and works in New York, NY. She has a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville. Her work has been exhibited at Camel Art Space - NY, Sloan Fine Art - NY, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art -NY, 31 Grand - NY, Wignall Museum - Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Ruth Bachofner Gallery - LA, Cynthia Broan Gallery- NY, Aftermodern Gallery - SF, FLOOD Fine Art Center- Asheville, NC, Duke University - Durham, NC, Zeitgeist Gallery - Nashville, TN, among others. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Art In America, San Francisco Weekly, New York Times Style Magazine, Nashville Scene, and Asheville Citizen Times.