Bio / CV

Shawna Gibbs is a photographer and conceptual artist based in New Hampshire. Her work was recently selected for publication in Communication Arts Photography Annual 2017, PDN Photo Annual 2015 and American Photography 33, 30; has been exhibited at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Currier Museum of Art; Minneapolis Photo Center; AVA Gallery; Panopticon Gallery; and can be seen on several prominent websites including Fraction Magazine and Lenscratch. 


2019 Winner, American Photography 35. New York, NY
2018 Winner, American Photography 34. New York, NY
2017 Winner, American Photography 33, New York, NY
2017 Winner, Communication Arts Photography Annual 2017, Menlo Park, CA
2017 Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
2017 Honorable Mention, The Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
2017 Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Foto Awards
2017 Honorable Mention, Climate Change, International Photography Awards
2016 New England Photographer Showcase, THE FENCE, Boston, MA
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, NY
2014 Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France
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


2017 Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver), Americana. September 22 - November 4, 2017.
2017 Children's Museum of New Hampshire (Dover), Fresh Paint (and Pixels). September 16 - November 26, 2017.
2017 Laconia Gallery (Boston), Nasty Women Boston. September 1 - 10, 2017.
2017 AVA Gallery (Lebanon, NH), 2017 Juried Summer Exhibition. July 14 - August 23, 2017.
2017 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (Portsmouth, NH), Live Free or Die: 31st Annual Omer T. Lassonde Exhibition. April 5 - 29, 2017.
2017 Cape Cod Museum of Art (Dennis, MA), Freedom of Expression. March 10 - May 15, 2017.
2017 Hera Gallery (Wakefield, RI), The Feminist Opposition. March 4 - April 1, 2017.
2017 Mass Audubon (Belmont, MA), A Call to Nature. February 3 - 27, 2017.
2017 Brattleboro Museum (Brattleboro, VT), Open Call NXNE 2017. January 14 - March 5, 2017.
2016 Southeast Center for Photography (Greenville, SC), Masks. October 7 - 29, 2016.
2016 Bradley University (Peoria, IL), I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics. August 8 - September 23, 2016.
2016 CICA Museum (South Korea), Abstract Mind. June 3 - 26, 2016.
2016 Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts, Marymount California University (San Pedro, CA), The Art of Change. June 2 - 24, 2016.
2016 The Fence 2016. Sowa Open Market (Boston, MA), May 1 - September 1, 2016.
2016 Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH), Change Agents: Personal Art as Political Tactic. March 25 - April 30, 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 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


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)


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)


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