David Gibson is an art dealer with a long and varied history in the contemporary art world. He grew up in a family that ran a gallery for over 30 years, for which he performed every level of duty.
He is a graduate of Bradford College where he pursued a degree in Humanities studying literature, writing, and history. He graduated in 1994. Following that he worked in his family’s gallery as Associate Director and also interned in the Advertising Department of Artforum Magazine. He also held a six month job as a preparator at El Museo Del Barrio.
In this period he also began to write about art (1996- ) and to curate exhibitions independently (2000- ) which brought him access to new communities of artists and different walks of life in New York and beyond. He continued to write and curate profusely, organizing exhibitions in commercial galleries and non-traditional spaces; he joined historically important artist-run nonprofits as a board member; he organized artist lecture and panel series; and he traveled to lecture and curate at many state universities and regional nonprofit galleries.
After nearly two decades of activity, he took a break from this and began private consulting. Now in 2020 he is establishing an online art gallery under the same name, working long term with select artists who are new to his focus but who have been in his view for some time. Some have appeared in his past group exhibitions, or met him through artists of prior familiarity.
If you are interested in his history or in the consulting services he still offers, see the links below.