About Katherine Gibson

Katherine Gibson (b. 1980 in Middletown, Rhode Island) is an artist and educator primarily working in painting who has been trained as a metalsmith. She studied art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, earning her BA in Sculpture, then moved to Richmond to study metalsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She brings a keen awareness of craft and labor that is influenced by her study of sociology and philosophy and her professional experience as a metalsmith.  Her research is focused on meaning-making in the intersubjective landscape of media, most recently the world of visual data representation during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how it can be misinterpreted or used to misrepresent. Using textile techniques, painting, and data, she creates curtains that both obscure and conceal. In so doing, she illuminates the inability for data to capture the human cost of the pandemic.   She completed her MFA in Painting at the University of Cincinnati in 2020.


Covectors is the collaboration between Kate Gibson (MFA, Painting and Printmaking, University of Cincinnati) and Emily Van Walleghen (MFA, Fine and Studio Art, University of Cincinnati; PhD, Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise, Virginia Tech).

New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – “The Space Between” – Women’s Caucus for Art New York City Chapter