Daniel Gibson was born in 1977 in Yuma, Arizona, USA. Daniel Gibson’s work is rooted in the desert, in Plaster City, far south of California, a factory town entirely devoted to gypsum mining that saturates the air with plaster dust. Gibson’s painting tells the story of himself and his family, who found themselves on the road of those who try everything, crossing the border and facing the hostility of this immense and arid territory. Memories that can be found in the landscapes or in recurring figures like the Butterfly. But even where the sun does not give a second chance, sometimes after a rain shower, the vegetation becomes lush, the ocotillos bloom and hope is back. Daniel’s work presents a desert full of contrasts, a fascination for nature and for small miracles.

Curriculum Vitae
Education
  • 2005

    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, United States

  • 2004

    San Diego City College, United States

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2022

    “Nature always wins”, Almine Rech, Paris, France

  • 2021

    “Valley of the Moon”, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2021

    “Ocotillo Song”, Almine Rech, New York, United States

  • 2019

    “Todo Fine”, w/ Timo Fahler, New Image Art, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2019

    “Earthlings Ochi Projects”, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    Two Person Show with Zio Ziegler, Antonio Columbo Gallery, Milan, Italy

  • 2017

    “Always Be Drawing”, survey, S.D.S.U gallery. Calexico, United States

  • 2017

    “Tryin’ to stay on the bull”, New Image Art, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2016

    “Always Be Drawing Vol1”, O.N.O, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “You got to come from somewhere, you don’t just fall out of the sky”, O.N.O, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “HOWL, I beat the devil”, Slanguage at LAXart, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2010

    “Dont Draw like that”, Mexicali Rose, Mexicali B.C., Mexico

  • 2007

    “Falta Pintura”, Driftwood, Los Angeles, United States

Group Exhibitions
  • 2021

    Ni de “Aquí, Ni de Allá”, organized by Charlie James and Ever Velasquez, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2021

    “Animal Nitrate”, Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, Texas, United States

  • 2020

    “The Creator Has A Master Plan”, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2020

    “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within”, curated by Amir Fallah, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2020

    “Glyph”, curated by Ryan Schneider, Yucca Valley, United States

  • 2019

    “Nepantla”, Gamma Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico

  • 2019

    “The Flat Files”, The Pit, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2019

    “Human Nature”, curated by Jaime Munoz, The Pit, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2019

    “19191919”, New Image Art, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2019

    “Emergent Matter”, curated by Nilay Lawson, Garash Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2019

    “Gardens”, curated by Rachid Bouhamidi, Last Projects, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2018

    Untitled (show #3), Arvia, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2018

    “Pt.1 Lifes not fair and people don’t act right”, BBQLA, Traveling show

  • 2018

    “Solar Flare”, Torrance Art Museum

  • 2018

    “Threes Company”, curated by Aaron Wrinkle, Dan Gram 3.0, UTA, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2018

    “Incognito”, Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    “The Other Line” : Daniel Gibson & Bruna Massadas, Sometime Salon, San Francisco, United States

  • 2017

    “Negra Sangre”, Univeristy of Arizona, curated by Marco Vera, Sculpture Resource Center, Tucson, Arizona, United States

  • 2017

    “Night Sweats”, curated by Quinn Harrelson, Current Projects, Miami, United States

  • 2017

    “The Upside of Her Hell”, Bozo Mag, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    “Wouldn’t it Be Nice If We Could Dream Together”, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    “Teeter Totter”, curated by Timo Fahler, BBQLA, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    “Facing”, organized by Paul Pescador, BBQLA, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2017

    “Rodeo Drive”, BBQLA, Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

  • 2016

    “Global Times Painting Painting To”, curated by Alex Becerra, Half Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2016

    “End of Semester”, BBQLA, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2016

    “Chicos pero locos”, Mini Art Museum, Slanguage at LAXart, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2016

    “Make me really happy”, 24hour Charlies, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “The steak flew over the rainbow”, BBQLA, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “LFPC Group Show“, Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “SUNrise: California 8”, IPNT Gallery. Los Angeles, United States

  • 2015

    “I BE 22ft 9in”, Avenue 50, Highland Park, United States

  • 2015

    “We Are Coming!”, Mexicali Rose, Baja, Mexico

Publishing
  • 2022

    “Dancing Butterfly”, Tapestry, Bomma

Works
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Meadow Crossing, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm and Butterfly in Paris, 2022, oil on canvas, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Meadow Crossing, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm and Butterfly in Paris, 2022, oil on canvas, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Butterfly in Paris, 2022, oil on canvas, 152 × 142 cm, Nature Always Wins, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Butterfly in Paris, 2022, oil on canvas, 152 × 142 cm, Nature Always Wins, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Flowers, minding their own business, 2022, oil on linen, 91 × 119 cm, Turning into a cricket, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Flowers, minding their own business, 2022, oil on linen, 91 × 119 cm, Turning into a cricket, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Turning into a cricket, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Turning into a cricket, 2022, oil on linen, 169,5 × 198,5 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Butterfly #11 Ocotillo song, 2021, oil on linen, 185 × 162 cm, Strawberry Tomb, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Butterfly #11 Ocotillo song, 2021, oil on linen, 185 × 162 cm, Strawberry Tomb, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Into the sea, 2021, oil on linen with sand dollar, 96 × 116 cm, For Biha, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, Into the earth I go, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Into the sea, 2021, oil on linen with sand dollar, 96 × 116 cm, For Biha, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, Into the earth I go, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Lil’ Virginia in the field, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, Flowers with strawberry vase, 2021, oil on linen, 76 × 61 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Lil’ Virginia in the field, 2021, oil on linen, 152 × 142 cm, Flowers with strawberry vase, 2021, oil on linen, 76 × 61 cm, © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Strawberry fields, 2021, oil on linen, 182 × 182 cm, Sinaloa clouds and flowers, 1949, 2021, oil on linen, 162 × 195 cm, Butterfly #11 Ocotillo song, 2021, oil on linen, 185 × 162 cm © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica

Strawberry fields, 2021, oil on linen, 182 × 182 cm, Sinaloa clouds and flowers, 1949, 2021, oil on linen, 162 × 195 cm, Butterfly #11 Ocotillo song, 2021, oil on linen, 185 × 162 cm © Daniel Gibson, courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech, photo: Dan Bradica