Alex Gibson
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Yale University
Major: MFA Painting

Alex Gibson

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant 2019
Yale University – School of Art
Basic Drawing
Assistant for Robert Storr’s course ‘Basic Drawing.’ Teaching, overseeing a class of 22 students, giving feedback individually and in group critique, maintaining the classroom and materials.

Admissions Representative 2019
Yale University – School of Art – Painting and Printmaking Department
Elected second year student on admissions panel. Reviewing applicant material, assessing artist statements and portfolios, liaising with faculty, judging and voting.

Archival Assistant 2018
Yale University Art Gallery – American Decorative Arts – Furniture Study
Responsible for digitizing documents and images from original source material, keeping clean and organized file systems, scanning slides.

Installer 2018
Yale University – School of Art – Painting and Printmaking Department
Hanging, storing, maintaining and keeping organized the work of applicants to the painting department. Moving art, packing and unpacking, coordinating with applicants. Giving tours, helping and answering questions for prospective students.

Artist’s Assistant 2015-2018
Studio of Cecily Brown
Studio responsibilities include maintaining the space (mopping, sweeping, general tidiness), spray-fixing drawings, preparing surfaces, maintaining and purchasing supplies, taking care of the brushes and palette. Otherwise the position entailed personal assistant duties, taking phone calls, making purchases, running errands, general day-to-day assistance.

Art Handler 2016
Air Sea Packing
Installing work in clients’ homes, moving and packing fine art.

Artist’s Assistant 2014-2015
Studio of Rachel Hovnanian
Assistant in sculpture production and Photoshop work, image manipulation.

Artist’s Assistant 2014-2015
Studio of Oliver Michaels
Photoshop work in digital collage, image manipulation, maintaining image fidelity while deeply altering and stitching together artist photographs.


Master of Fine Arts 2019
Yale University – School of Art – Painting and Printmaking Department
New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2019
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art – School of Art
New York, NY


Cecily Brown
Fine artist and mentor.

Robert Storr
Artist and critic. Senior critic in the Yale University Painting Department. Former senior curator in the painting department at the Museum of Modern Art.

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