Juliet E P Gibbs’s Early Career and Influences
Juliet graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Falmouth University in 2018. Through her artwork, she investigates the direct impact of humanity on nature and how nature fights back. Juliet creates an interesting tug-of-war to explore this age-old conflict; we see the organic breaking into unlikely spaces. Or, conversely, the synthetic colonising the organic. Glass-houses host exotic plants that do not belong on English soil, while vines wrap around concrete foundations and plants dangle from steel girders. Translucency and 'between-states' also play a part in Juliet's paintings, with mirrors, windows and glass motifs infused into the background.
Awards and Projects
Juliet was the Winner of The Biscuit Factory's Contemporary Young Artist Award 2019. She was also involved with the National Portfolio Organisation, UK New Artists (UKNA), as part of their Nottingham City Takeover in 2019. UKNA took Juliet to China and Korea to help curate an exhibition in an abandoned food factory near Shanghai. Chief curator at Saatchi Art, Rebecca Wilson, hand-selected Juliet for the 2019 Saatchi Art ‘Invest In Art’ report.