Artist Gallery

Amy Gibas

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts in Painting + Drawing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2017

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, Summa Cum Laude, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2014

 

Associate of Arts, Delta College, University Center, Michigan, 2010

           

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

  • Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2014 to 2017

  • Graduate Assistantship, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2014 to 2017

  • Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Graduate in Art, College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, 2014

  • President’s List, Saginaw Valley State University, 2011 to 2013

  • Dean’s List, Saginaw Valley State University, 2011 to 2012

  • Board of Trustees Scholarship, Delta College, University Center, Michigan, 2008

  • President’s List, Delta College, University Center, Michigan, 2009 to 2010

  • Vice President’s List, Delta College, University Center, Michigan, 2008

EXHIBITIONS (Solo exhibitions marked by an *)

 

  • Terre Voce, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan, 2019

  • Arts & Letters Fest, Delta College Student and Faculty Art Show, Studio 23, Bay City, Michigan, 2019

  • SVSU Art Alumni Show, University Art Gallery, Arbury Fine Arts Center, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2018

  • Painters and Potters, Studio 23, Bay City, Michigan, 2018

  • State of the Arts Exhibition, Saginaw Township Building, Saginaw, Michigan, 2018

  • Small Works National Art Exhibition, Southwest Artists Inc., Mena, Arkansas, 2018

  • Woman Made Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2018

  • Postcard Salon, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, 2018

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages, Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, California, 2017

  • Small Works National Art Exhibition, Southwest Artists Inc., Mena, Arkansas, 2017

*    Gibas Aeronautics, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ohio University Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2017

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Spring, 2017

  • Athens Voices, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, 2017

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Fall, 2016

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Spring, 2016

  • For the Love of Athens County, Arts West, Athens, Ohio, 2015

  • Paint is Thicker than Water, The Esther Allen Greer Museum Gallery, Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio, 2015

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Fall, 2015

  • Two, Ohio University Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2015

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Spring, 2015

  • One, Trisolini Gallery, Baker University Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2015

  • Neoteric, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2015

  • Never Enough Space, Cube 4 Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2014

  • Open Studios, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Fall, 2014

*    Winter 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Arbury Fine Arts Center, Saginaw               Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2014

  • Saginaw Township Art in Public Places Juried Exhibition, Saginaw Township Building, Saginaw, Michigan, 2014

  • Christmas Tales, Saginaw Choral Society, Temple Theater, Saginaw, Michigan, 2013

  • Fantasies of the Opera, Saginaw Choral Society, Temple Theater, Saginaw, Michigan, 2013

  • Amy Gibas and Megan Csizak, The Sweet Boutique, Bay City, Michigan, 2013

  • Saginaw Valley State University 8th Annual Student Art Show, University Art Gallery, Arbury Fine Arts Center, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2013

  • Saginaw Valley State University 7th Annual Student Art Show, University Art Gallery, Arbury Fine Arts Center, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, 2012

  • Crumb’s Gourmet Cookie Cafe, Saginaw, Michigan, 2011

  • pARTicipate, Court Street Gallery, Saginaw, Michigan, 2010

PERFORMANCES

 

GIBAS IV Launch, Radar Hill, Athens, Ohio, June 2017

  Assembled crew to launch and recover weather balloon with camera and tracking device attached. Recovered in Sutton, West Virginia.

 

GIBAS III Launch, Radar Hill, Athens, Ohio, November 2016

            Assembled crew to launch and recover weather balloon with camera and tracking device attached. Unrecovered.

 

AeroKnowledge Launch, Glidden Hall, Ohio University, October 2016

            Launched weather balloon containing student artwork and message to potential discoverers. Unrecovered.

 

GIBAS II Launch, Radar Hill, Athens, Ohio, April 2016

Assembled crew to launch and recover weather balloon with camera and tracking device attached. Recovered in Marlinton, West Virginia.

 

GIBAS I Launch, Radar Hill, Athens, Ohio, October 2015

Assembled crew to launch and recover weather balloon with camera and tracking device attached. Recovered in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Powell, Dennis, A personal space program isn’t all that easy, says Capt. Gibas, The Athens News, May 2017.

  • Powell, Dennis, Balloon carrying art project recovered after 150-mile flight, The Athens News, April 2016.

  • Powell, Dennis, To Infinity and Beyond! Grad Student Masters the Stratosphere, The Athens News, April, 2016.

  • OU Student Artists Spotlighted at Majestic Galleries, WOUB, January 27, 2015. http://woub.org/2015/01/27/ou-students-spotlighted-majestic-galleries/

  • Abraham, Brandy, Four times the talent at BFA exhibit, The Valley Vanguard, April 28, 2014.

  • Bur, Alison, Amy Gibas- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery, May 2, 2014.

  • Cardinal Sins Fall 2013, 33.1, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI.

  • McGee, Daniel, SVSU Student Artwork at Sweet Boutique, March 1, 2013.

LECTURES

 

  • Gibas Aeronautics, MFA Thesis Lecture, Ohio University, 2017

  • Gibas Aeronautics, Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts, Ohio University, Spring, 2017

  • Research and Application, Advanced Painting, Ohio University, Fall, 2016

  • Gallery Talk, Paint is Thicker than Water, The Esther Allen Greer Museum Gallery, Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio, 2015

  • Artist Lecture, Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts, Ohio University, Spring, 2015

  • First Year Graduate Artist Talk, Ohio University, 2014

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

 

  • State of the Arts, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio, 2015 to 2017

Annual exhibition featuring artwork from teachers working in the state of Ohio. Assisted in selection of artwork, arrangement and installation of pieces within the gallery

  • Chicago Paints, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio, 2016

Assisted in arrangement and installation of paintings within the gallery

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Studio 23, Bay City Michigan, 2018-present
    Exhibition Committee Member
    Assist in selection of exhibiting artists, organization and logistics of exhibitions and educational events, and extending hospitality to visiting artists

  • Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2014 to 2016

  • Mi Art Studio, Bay City, Michigan, 2014

PUBLICATIONS (web)

 

  • Saginaw Valley State University Art Faculty Exhibit: Work by Professor Shaun Bangert. Saginaw Valley State  University Art Gallery. January 27, 2014.

  • Jon Elliott: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery.  December 4, 2013.

  • Samuel Dantuma: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. December 2, 2013

  • Patricia McDonald: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. November 25, 2013.

  • Olivia Nixon: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. November 20, 2013.

  • Student Artwork on Campus: Umbra by Patricia McDonald. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. November 6, 2013.

  • Student Spotlight: Erin Case. SVSU University Art Gallery. October 30, 2013.

  • Student Work on Campus: Katie Stanton, Untitled. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. October 21, 2013.

  • Peter Clouse: Grandma’s Cookie Jar. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. October 16, 2013.

  • A. Elisabeth Hogh’s Untitled Abstraction. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. October 2, 2013.

  • The Sacred Way, Collagraph Print by Barron Hirsch. Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery. September 25, 2013.

 

PUBLICATIONS (print)

 

  • Chicago Paints Exhibition, Catalogue, Published by Ohio University Art Gallery, 2016

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Instructor-of-Record)

 

2D Design, Delta College, Spring 2019

Two-dimensional design is an introduction to fundamental concepts of 2D art, including the elements and principles of design, ideation and the process of developing ideas to a finished piece, and working in a range of methods and materials while developing relevant vocabulary. 

2D Design, Delta College, Winter 2019

 

Art Experience, Delta College, Winter 2019

Art Experience is an introductory course in studio art designed to give the non-art major experience with a variety of materials and techniques and encourage experimentation.

Introduction to Drawing, Ohio University, Spring, 2017

Introduction to Drawing develops fundamental skills and techniques in drawing with emphasis on creative expression, perception, and composition. Designed for the non-art student in the general university seeking an appreciation and heightened understanding of art and art practices.

 

Experimental Drawing and Painting, Ohio University, Fall, 2016

Experimental Drawing and Painting is an exploration of traditional and nontraditional drawing and painting techniques involving contemporary strategies of presentation and research methodologies designed for studio majors.

 

Introduction to Drawing, Ohio University, Spring, 2016

 

Introduction to Drawing, Ohio University, Fall, 2015

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Teaching Assistant)

 

Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts, Foundations Area, Ohio University, Spring 2015

This large lecture (160 students) course is an introduction to perceiving and understanding meanings and organizational systems in traditional and contemporary visual arts in context of their social and cultural backgrounds.

 

Foundations: Structure, Ohio University (assisted Melissa Haviland), Fall 2014

This class explores structure as it can be applied to physical, organizational, conceptual, spatial, contextual, and fixed as well as plastic approaches in the consideration of and making of art and design. This is a cross-disciplinary studio art foundations course emphasizing how similar concerns and principles can be applied to a variety of forms, materials, and traditions.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Workshops)

 

Acrylic Painting Adult Workshop, Studio 23, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Bay City, Michigan, Spring 2019

This four week workshop focuses on introductory techniques to acrylic painting through still life studies with an emphasis on color and composition.

 

Image Transfer Workshop, Studio 23, Bay City, Michigan, Fall 2018

In this two hour workshop, students learn to transfer printed images to canvas using acrylic mat medium and finalize transferred images with watercolor.

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