If you've arrived at this page, then you're looking for someone to fulfill your writing needs. Maybe you need a press release for an upcoming exhibition, or some text to accompany images on a new website? Maybe you are publishing a catalogue, or need help organizing press materials?
If that's you, you've come to the right place. If I could be known for anything in my past life besides an active curator, it was as someone whose writing skills were put at their best use when I was writing about art and artists. I welcome the chance to continue this activity, which is of such great use to a great many artists, as well as being essentially gratifying to myself.
Here's what some people have said about my freelance writing:
AMY CHAIKLIN, Artist
David Gibson has written many catalogue essays for artists, and in 2011 I hired David Gibson to write the catalogue essay for my solo exhibition Womania at Wandergalerie, Barcelona, Spain, as he has an in-depth understanding of my figurative painting. Since 2000 David has curated over 130 exhibitions while continually publishing his critical writing in many national and international art magazines. I highly recommend David Gibson as an experienced and professional writer and curator.
GOLDIE GROSS, Artist
David Gibson was invaluable in the writing of my artist’s statement. I hardly knew the importance of having one before I met him, and I left the workshop with enough inspiration to write three. I am confident that meeting David was a game-changer, and I now feel properly prepared to advance my career.
JANNELL TURNER, Artist
I met David Gibson in 2013 at a show he curated for Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. Then, I attended his seminar called “How to Have a Statement” for emerging artists. Articulate and insightful, David Gibson proved to be a valuable resource. I subsequently earned an MFA through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Through intelligent discussions and studio visits, he articulated connections within my work to a larger art historical context. As a curator and writer, David Gibson is eloquently perceptive and offers a great deal of beneficial expertise.
I charge $1.50 per word. One page minimum. You can reach me on the form on this website's Contact Page or via the link at the bottom of any page.