b.1982, Vancouver; Lives and works in Berlin

Canadian-born artist, Alice Gibney, received her BFA from OCAD in Toronto, Ontario.  In 2012 she completed her MFA at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.  

Although her primary medium is drawing, Gibney also works in stop-animation and short video as a way to further explore the strange sides of her imagination.  Her women are strange and bizarre, often comical in appearance.  Armed with pillows, deflated balloons, and Groucho Marx glasses, her characters teeter between self-assurance and self doubt.  They are bold yet delicate, silly but somber.  The artist’s large-scale installation, Hunting for Meaning, presents a stop-motionesque illustrated story.  While a large section of the saga is visible to the viewer, significant fragments of the whole are kept private within the paper roll.  “Each segment of the story evokes an air of purpose and clarity; however, in the end the moments do not add up to an organized whole,” Gibney says of her characters.  The poignant, nonsensical, and humorous drawings illuminate the common doldrums in life.     


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