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Sam Gibbons received his MFA from Hunters College in New York. Prior to that, he studied at Kent State University in Ohio.
Each of his paintings is symmetrical—one side of the canvas mirrors the other, like a Rorschach test. Gibbons intends for his paintings to act as allegories for the loss of innocence.
He describes the subject of his paintings as ‘cartoons entwined in spasms of death and candy-colored imitations of sex’.
Gibbons has guest lectured at New Britain Museum of American Art and Cleveland Institute of Art. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.