Jody Hope Gibbons

b 1966
Contemporary painter
Matakana, New Zealand

Hope Gibbons is a contemporary New Zealand painter with works held in private collections here and throughout the world. Born and bred in beautiful Northland, Jody Gibbons is her name originally, but she uses her family name of HOPE GIBBONS as her artist signature to honor the passing of her father and as she already was well known for her children's art done under the name "jodyg".

She has spent a considerable amount of time being privately tutored and has completed several Mastery Contemporary Painting courses in Auckland. She has recently been published in "New Zealand's Favourite Artists" Volume 2, plus has been featured in lifestyle publications such as "NZ Life and Leisure" magazine.

The current body of works explores the materiality of paint - it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques. It exploits the use of paint, rust, inks, leaf and varnish. This work is ever-changing and currently becoming bolder, colourful and more gestural, however the recurring reference back to the land is now becoming evident.

Qualifications
2014 Winner of the Abstract Award, Waitakere Trusts Sculpture & Arts Awards
2013 Abstract Award, Waitakere Trusts Sculpture & Arts Awards
2013 Winner of the 2013 ILT ART AWARDS Southland Art Society
2010 Finalist in the NZ ART SHOW Signature Art Awards
2007 Winner Provincial Pride Art Awards: "Exploration in Contemporary Techniques Award"
2005 Mastery Programme 2005 Advanced Mixed Media Painting
2001 Rutherford College (Certificate of Visual Arts)
1998-2005 Various Arts Programmes incl ASA & Artstation

Exhibitions
2013 Strive Soul Gallery, Hamilton
2013 Collection - ArtBay Gallery, Queenstown
2010 Art Matakana "Hot Gossip" Exhibition - April 2010
2009 Kings College Art Exhibition, Auckland - Nov 2009
2008 Matakana Gallery and Design Group Show - May 2008
2007 Kings College Art Exhibition, Auckland - Nov 2007
2007 Art at the Estuary, Orewa - July 2007
2007 Kohia Terrace Art Exhibition, Mt Eden - June 2007
2007 Southland Art Society Group Show - April 2007
2007 Art in the Vineyard, Kumeu - March 2007
2006 Element Gallery, Nelson "Group Show" - July 2006
2006 Carmel College Art Exhibition - July 2006
2005 Kings College Sale of Fine Art - Nov 2005
2005 Letham Gallery, Ponsonby " Ascend" Solo Show - Oct 2005
2005 Kristin School "Beyond the Bridge" - Oct 2005
2005 Ppg Gallery, Grey Lynn "Mastery Group Show"- Aug 2005
2005 Kings School Foundation Auction - Aug 2005
2005 Baradene College Art Exhibition - Aug 2005
2005 Auckland Grammar School Art Exhibtion - Aug 2005
2005 Arts Desire Gallery, Warkworth "Recent Works" - April 2005
2005 Vsa Gala Art Auction, Wellington - June 2005
2004 Arts Desire Gallery, Warkworth, "Collection" - April 2004
2004 Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru "Group show" - May 2004
2003 Letham Gallery, Ponsonby "Crusade" - June 2003
2002 Letham Gallery, Ponsonby "Full Circle" - June 2002
2001 Letham Gallery, Ponsonby "Generation" - Oct 2001
1999 Artemis Gallery, Morningside "Inaugurate" - Oct 1999
1998 NZIM, Greenlane "Vision" Solo Show - Oct 1998

Publications
"New Zealand's Favourite Artists 2 " by Denis Robinson, published by Saint Publishing - June 2008
NZ Life and Leisure Magazine - Jan/Feb 2007
NZ Herald "Viva" - February 2005
Rodney Times Newspaper "Paintings by Hope Gibbons" - Mar 2005
Ponsonby Flat White "Over the Fence" - May 2003
NZ House & Garden "Ex Libris" February 2001
Next Magazine "Enterprise" Nov 2001

Jody Hope Gibbons
New Zealand's Favourite Artists 2

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