Anne Gibbs lives and works in Wales, UK. She graduated with a Postgraduate Degree in Ceramics in 2004 and with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art: Printmaking in 1994 at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. In 2017, Anne had a national touring solo exhibition throughout Wales, The Language of Clay: Still, starting at the Mission Gallery, Swansea. Selected group exhibitions in 2020 include Cure3 Bonhams, London, Lifting the Lid, Art Spot Korin Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, A Language of Clay, New Brewery Arts, England, and London Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London. The Young Masters Art Prize 10th Anniversary (2019) with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, Collect in 2018 and 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, London represented by Ruthin Craft Centre, Award, British Ceramic Biennial (2015), Fragile? The National Museum Cardiff (2015), Earth at Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales (2012) and Placement at Oriel Davies and Fife Contemporary Art and Craft Centre, Wales and Scotland (2011). Artist in residency positions include ‘Makers Using Technology’, Design Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, (2014) Heatherwick Studios, Aberystwyth, (2013) and Cove Park, Scotland (2009). Anne received the gold medal for craft and design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2012 and several awards from the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International for travel and research.
"Anne Gibbs’ sculpture is delicate, intricate and small-scale, made in opaque bone china in her signature ice-cream colours, each piece is almost impossibly pretty. Together her work forms precise table-top installations, laid out like an elaborate tea party. At first, this sensory indulgence may seem too sickly sweet, but Gibbs then pricks our consciousness with elements such as pins, knotted threads or a tiny bundle of thorns which are altogether more sinister and unsettling, fetishistic even and surreal. One has almost the same odd sensation of looking at a butterfly collection - the sweet pain and poignancy, the beauty and cruelty – and this duality is what makes Gibbs’ work so utterly compelling".
Stephen Feeke, Director
New Art Centre, Roche Court. 2017