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Work by Robyn Gibson

Artists of Color Summer Residency

We are excited to invite applicants, at any career stage, to apply for a short term ceramic residency program at Mudflat Pottery School in Somerville, MA. This residency program will be offered during a flexible period within the summer months, with the timeframe to be determined by the resident based on their schedule and residency goals. Applicants will propose how they intend to use this residency program; options include, but are not limited to: 

  • Developing teaching experience in a workshop format

  • Developing a solo show hosted Mudflat

  • Dedicating time to creating a body of work

Mudflat will provide support to candidates to structure the residency to further their artistic career and facilitating mentorship relationships within the area(s) of interest. It is our hope that the successful applicant will be in dialogue with the artistic community at Mudflat during this residency program. 

Applications for the 2024 residency have closed. Please check back late 2024, early 2025! 

About the Artists of Color Residency

Applications are due on: February 11, 2024

Applicants will be notified: late-March, 2024

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Mudflat studio artists, board members, staff and/or faculty. 

Meet our 2024 Resident,
Robyn Gibson

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Robyn Gibson is an emerging artist and curator living and working in Louisville, KY. 

She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville in 2014, earning a BFA in Painting and a BSBA in Marketing. Since receiving her MFA in 2018 from the New York Academy of Art, Gibson has been developing her multidisciplinary art practice.

After she started boxing in 2016, Gibson began incorporating it into her art practice. Larger-than-life-sized bold, gestural charcoal figures on canvas, a lyrical writing style meant to pack a punch, and voluptuous vessels inspired by her own curves all convey the movement and force important to her work and inspired by her boxing practice. The act of taking up space and claiming ownership of it is important to her work. As a Black artist focused on self-portraiture and the exploration of her trauma, Gibson grapples with Black identity, the depiction, perception and value of Black bodies, and what it means to be authentic.

Past Mudflat Artist of Color Residents

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