Beauty and Grotesque are relative terms that can’t exist without each other, just as sound and rhythm can’t be heard as music without silence. Life intermingles elements of the beautiful, utterly strange, comic, and violent, culminating in the incomprehensible space of the sublime. My sculptures play these sensory notions off each other while evoking creative and destructive forces. With my new work, the intent is to push boundaries between inside and out, awkwardness and grace, fragility and heft, decay and renewal. These abstracted ceramic forms along with mixed media provide hints of bodily fluids, wounds, and sprouting elements to simultaneously entice and repulse.
Born in New York, lives and works in Davis, CA. Fitz Gibbon has an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University, and BA from Yale University. She has a merit scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center resident artist program 2016 and was an Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center, CO, spring 2010. Linda S. Fitz Gibbon is a community based educator and serving as Adjunct Art Professor at Cosumnes River College, Los Rio Community College District, Sacramento, CA, 2014-5.
Publications include Confrontational Ceramics, 500 Figures in Clay Volumes I & II, Ceramics Art and Perception, and Ceramics Monthly.
Collections include the Crocker Art Museum and the Di Rosa Art & Nature Preserve, CA; the Arizona State University Museum, Tempe; the Butler Institute of American Art, OH; and the Yale University Art Gallery, CT