Bio / CV

Shawna Gibbs is a photographer and mixed-media artist based in New Hampshire. Her work was recently selected for publication in PDN Photo Annual 2015 and American Photography 30; has been exhibited at the Currier Museum of Art, Minneapolis Photo Center, AVA Gallery, Panopticon Gallery; and has been featured on several prominent websites including Fraction Magazine and Lenscratch. 

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 Photoville THE FENCE 2016, Boston.
2016 Selected Artist, Boston Biennial IV.
2015 Winner, PDN Photo Annual 2015.
2015 Featured Artist, National Women's Caucus for Art.
2014 Selected, American Photography 30. New York, New York.
2014 Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris.
2014 Patron Award, 27th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI.
2013 Selected Artist, Winter Art Show. New Hampshire Center for the Arts, New London, NH. One of four artists chosen to exhibit a larger body of work in Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014. Selected by Loretta Barnett and Bert Yarborough, Colby Sawyer College.
2013 Director's Award, Phone.tography. Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT.
2013 Honorable Mention, Twentieth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition. AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH. Juried by Colleen Randall, Chair and Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College; Jon Gilbert Fox, Photographer.
2013 Selected Artist, Annual Juried Regional Exhibition. Library Arts Center, Newport, NH. One of seven artists chosen to exhibit a larger body of work in 2014. Selected by Amanda McGowan Lacasse, McGowan Fine Art and Camellia Sousa, Sharon Arts Center.
2012 Juror's Award, President's Award and Honorable Mention, 2012 Annual Photo Competition, Women In Photography International (WIPI). Jurors: Hannah Sloan, Director, ROSEGALLERY; and Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery.
2012 Juror's Choice, PhotoSlam 2012, PhotoStop, White River Junction, VT.  Juror: Lia Rothstein, Fine Art Photographer and Director, PhotoStop VT.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Boston Biennial IV 2016. Atlantic Works Gallery, April 2016.
2016 Pennsylvania Center For Photography, Americana. January 29 - February 21, 2016.
2016 Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA), Trending: Contemporary Art Now. January 23 - February 28, 2016.
2016 Phoenix Gallery (NYC), What's Right, What's Left: Democracy in America. January 7-20, 2016.
2015 Reece Museum (Johnson City, TN), FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art. October 5 - December 7, 2015.
2015 A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn), Who's Afraid of Feminism. September 10 - October 11, 2015.
2015 The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, All Visual Boston. July 23, 2015.
2015 Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Silver Center for the Arts (Plymouth, NH), Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine. July 6 - August 14, 2015. Juried by Judith Brodsky.
2015 Library Arts Center (Newport, NH), Annual Juried Regional Exhibition. May 9 - June 11, 2015.
2015 Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH), WCA/NH Twenty Years: A Celebration. March 16 - April 30, 2015.
2015 McGowan Fine Arts (Concord, NH), Love, Lust & Desire, VII. January 27 - February 13, 2015.
2014 Galletly Gallery (New Hampton, NH), I Believe.... November 1 - December 12, 2014.
2014 Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, VT), 58th Annual National Fall Open 2014. September 13 - October 26, 2014.
2014 Nicolet College Art Gallery (Rhinelander, WI), 27th Annual Northern National Art Competition.  July 22 - September 12, 2014.
2014 StoneCrop Gallery (York, ME), Shoot and Tell. May 24 - July 28, 2014.
2014 Library Arts Center (Newport, NH), Annual Juried Regional Exhibition. May 17 - June 13, 2014.
2014 Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, VT), Sky. May 3 - June 8, 2014.
2014 Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), 17th International Open. March 7 - April 17, 2014.
2014 Library Arts Center, (Newport, NH), Selected Artists from Juried Regional. February 8 - March 20, 2014. 
2014 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (Manchester, NH). January - April 2014.
2013 New London Inn Gallery, (New London, NH), Winter Art Show and Selected Artists Exhibit, New Hampshire Center for the Arts. November 2013 - January 2014. Juried by Loretta Barnett and Bert Yarborough, Colby Sawyer College.
2013 Aviary Gallery (Jamaica Plain, MA), Selections From Carousel Slideshow IV. November 7-30, 2013. Curated by Lindsay Metivier and Suzi Grossman.
2013 Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, VT), 57th Annual National Fall Open 2013. Juried by David Miller, Artist (NY).
2013 Serenbe Photography Center (Atlanta, GA), Portfolio Showcase 2013. Juried by Laura Noel, Fine Art Photographer.
2013 RayKo Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Me, Myself, and I. Juried by David Hilliard, Fine Art Photographer.
2013 Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA), What I Did On My Summer Vacation. Juried by Jim Fitts, Founder of PhotoWeenie.com and Anne DeVito, Co-Owner of Panopticon Gallery.
2013 Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), Somerville Toy Camera Festival. Juried by Isa Leshko, Fine Art Photographer.
2013 Vermont Center of Photography (Brattleboro, VT), Phone.tography. Juried by Joshua Farr, Director of the Vermont Center for Photography.
2013 CAROUSEL Slideshow (formerly All Visual Boston), Jamaica Plain, MA,  July 18, 2103
2013 Twentieth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH. June 21 – July 26, 2013. Juror: Colleen Randall, Chair and Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Honorable Mention.
2013 "Threshold" Exhibition, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH. July 1 – Aug. 31, 2013. Juror: Pam Tarbell, Owner and Director, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
2013 "Spice of Life" Invitational Exhibition, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH. July 3 – 31, 2013
2013 "HEROES" Exhibition, Library Arts Center, Newport, NH. June 8 - July 25 2013. Invited by Kate Niboli, Gallery Director.
2013 Annual Juried Regional Exhibition. Library Arts Center, Newport, NH. April 27 - May 30, 2013. Jurors: Amanda McGowan Lacasse, Corporate Art Consultant, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH and Camellia Sousa, Director, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH.
2013 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH. Sept. 2012 - Mar. 2013.
2013 Texas Photo Society International Competition 21. Juror: Aline Smithson, Photographer and Publisher, Lenscratch blog. One year traveling exhibit in the state of Texas, 2012-2013.
2012 "Personal Portraits", PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. October 2-27, 2012. Juror: Frank H. Goodyear III, Associate Curator of Photography, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.
2012 "Summertime: That Beautiful Season", Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Sept. 1-22, 2012. Curator: Todd J. Tubutis, Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR
2012 "Latin American" online exhibit, F-Stop Magazine. Aug-September 2012
2012 All Visual Boston Slideshow, Jamaica Plain, MA, July 2012
2012 "Big Picture", Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA. July-Aug. 2012. Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Director of Griffin Photography Museum; Cindy Vallino, owner of Focus Gallery; Alison Shaw, Photographer. Organized by the Photography Center of Cape Cod.
2012 "The Portrait: Up Close and Personal", Minneapolis Photo Center, MN. June 22 - Aug. 19, 2012. Juror: Andrea Mellard, Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at AMOA-Arthouse in Austin, TX
2012 "Play", A. Smith Gallery, Johnston City, TX. June 22 - July 29, 2012. Juried by Angela Bacon-Kidwell, Photographer
2012 "Can You Hear Me Now?", StoneCrop Gallery, Cape Neddick, ME. May 26 - June 26, 2012. Curator: Dana Berenson, Photographer and Gallery Owner
2012 Nineteenth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH. June 29 – August 3, 2012. Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of VT, Burlington. [Artwork sold]
2012 PhotoSlam 2012, PhotoStop VT, White River Junction, VT. May 4 - June 1, 2012. Juror: Lia Rothstein, Fine Art Photographer and Director, PhotoStop VT
2012 2012 PhotoSlam, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH (held in conjunction with the exhibition "A New Vision: Modernist"), April 21 -May 9, 2012. Juror: Michelle Lamuniere, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums
2012 "Gardens", A. Smith Gallery, Johnston City, TX. May 4 - June 17, 2012.  Juror: Steve Goff, Photographer and Department Chair, Odessa College, TX
2012 "Monochromatic", Darkroom Gallery, Essex Center, VT. Feb. 23 - March 18, 2012. Juror: Rafal Maleszyk, Photographer
2011 "Home... Is Where The Camera Is", PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. March 1-26, 2011. Juror: Julie Blackmon, Photographer

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

2013 "Fading Light", Open to Interpretation. Curated by George Slade, Photographic curator, writer and historian
2012 Fraction Magazine, Issue 38 - May 2012. Curated by David Bram, Editor
2012 F-Stop Magazine, Latin America Issue. Curators: Christy Karpinski, F-Stop and Tom Griggs, Fototazo
2012 Cover, The Complete Hoot, Guide to Arts & Events in the Upper Valley (New Hampshire)

OTHER

2012 Photo-Eye Art Photo Index. Invited to join Photo-Eye's global, searchable index of vetted art and documentary photographers and their work.
2011 Life-Support Japan Auction. Organized by Crista Dix, Wall Space Gallery and Aline Smithson, Lenscratch
2003-04 Juror, Global Health Council Annual Photo Award
2004 Judge, Second Annual Photoshare Photo Contest, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

EDUCATION

Boston University, Boston, MA. BA Human Geography 1993.

TRAVEL

Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Ireland, South Korea, United States