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Bibby Gignilliat

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • #235

About The Artist

Artist Statement

As a recovering perfectionist I choose to work in mixed media using collage and acrylic because it’s forgiving. I love bold colors, geometric shapes and text which come alive with whimsy on wood panels and paper. I am happiest when I am drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life.

My work is inspired by my own personal growth and the realization that the only limits I face are self-imposed. Art allows me to let go of control and surrender to the painting in front of me. Each piece expresses a feeling I am experiencing, an aspect of growth I am facing, or a question I am contemplating as I create it.

In 2021, my work was chosen for the DeYoung Museum Open at the DeYoung. It is available through my studio, Sloan Miyasato at the SF Design Center and through Slate Contemporary in Oakland.

Biography

Bibby has been creative since she picked up her first crayon. She started private art classes at 10 and put her art career on the hold at 11, after being criticized by her art teacher.

Turning her adult creative talents toward cooking, Bibby became a marketing manager for Williams-Sonoma, and then decided to go to culinary school. From there she offered interactive cooking classes which evolved into the company, Parties That Cook, with satellite office in Chicago, Seattle and Portland. The business was successful, but Bibby had an epiphany when, as a panelist at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She heard her company described as a “lifestyle business.” I realized I had been pushing so hard, that I had left my own lifestyle behind. And I had forgotten what I liked to do.” And what she liked to do was paint.

Coming full circle, Bibby sold the business and shifted her focus to becoming a full-time mixed media artist, living and working in Sausalito, CA. She has studied with Nicholas Wilton, Michael Cutlip, Michael Shemchuk, Mark Eanes, Heather Wilcoxon, Leslie Allen, Louise Victor and Carl Heyward.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

#235

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

My studio is located on the second floor

COVID Precautions

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

4153094152

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

2021

Converge, Honorable Mention, Juror Susan Snyder of Caldwell Snyder, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

Shift, Juror Jennifer Perlmutter, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Layfayette, CA

Solo Show, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley, CA

Re-purpose, Group Show, Randall Museum, San Francisco, CA

Bold Expressions, Group Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento, CA

Fresh Paint, Group Show, Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA

Local, Juror Natasha Boas, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2020
DeYoung Museum, DeYoung Open Group Show, San Francisco, CA

Art2Life Competition, Juror Julie Nester of Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

Slate Contemporary, Solo Show at the Clorox Building in Oakland, CA

Fresh Paint, Group Show, Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA

Art For AIDS, juried Art Fundraiser Live Auction, San Francisco, CA

Madrigal Winery, Group show for Marin Open Studios in Sausalito, CA

Buck Institute, Novato CA (postponed due to COVID)

SFMOMA Artist Gallery, Salon Style, SF, CA. (postponed due to COVID)
Jen Perlmutter Small Footprint, Juried Show, Lafayette, CA

Trunk Show curated by Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Awards

2021

Selected by Susan Snyder of Caldwell Snyder for Honorable Mention at the Converge exhibit at the Marin MOCA.


2019

Selected for Micah’s Picks of 26 artists to visit at Marin Open Studios.

2018

Second Place juried by Danielle Fox of Slate Gallery for “Song of my Soul” in the Colorworks show at Marin MOCA.

2017

​Honorable Mention Award for piece “Expansion” at Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

Education

Description

I am unencumbered by an art degree as a self-taught artist!

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