Alexandra Gibson is a photographer with a background in both art photography and journalism. Her images carry a strong sense of personal and editorial narrative with an eye for the surreal. Her most current style represents a cross-fertilization of social realism, erotica, and concepts of spirituality. With ten years of darkroom and printing experience, Gibson marries the traditions of the photographic art to the digital.
For the last 7 years Gibson has traveled to 14 countries photographing the current series The Collective Dream.
In 2013 Advocate and Gochis Galleries did a 15 year retrospective solo exhibition of her work in their two galleries. This large exhibition highlighted her erotica series From The Outside In, slaughterhouse series For Consumption, the current series The Collective Dream, stop motion films, along with the photo journalism essays on homeless queer youth, and Gibson’s 2003 documentary film for Discovery Network Transgender Teens
In 2012 Skotia Gallery in Culver City premiered the solo exhibition of the slaughterhouse photographic series For Consumption Only
In 2009 La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles did a book release and exhibition highlighting Gibson’s erotica series From The Outside In and photographs taken in Oaxaca Mexico.
In 2004 she was hired to shoot and direct a film in collaboration with The United Nations and Global Vision for World Peace to shoot and direct a documentary on The Children of Uganda.
In 2003 Gibson was hired to film and direct a documentary film for the Discovery Network entitled Transgendered Teens
This film was one of the first films on a major network television station to address the topic of Transgender.
In 2000 Gibson was commissioned by the Matthew Shepard Foundation to shoot and exhibit a photographic essay exhibition on homeless queer youth. She toured with the exhibition for a year both in USA & Canada educating persons in government, community centers, and galleries on homeless youth issues. In 2001 California Governor Gray Davis used her exhibit as a tool to facilitate the passage of a bill that assisted the transient youth community. In 2002 the Canadian Parliament gave her an award for her humanitarian efforts after members saw her exhibition at ArtsCourt Gallery in Ottawa.
Gibson’s photos have been published in various publications including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stones,
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Time Out New York, Hollywood Reporter, Frontiers Newsmagazine, Seattle Stranger, Press Tribune, 180 Magazine, and LA Weekly.
In 2003 Gibson’s photographs were published in the book A Face In The Crowd. In 2008 Gibson published her first book of fine art photography called From The Outside In. In 2011 Gibson was published in Mary Ellen Mark’s book on Oaxaca XV.
Gibson has exhibited in the USA, Mexico, and Canada.
She has exhibited at:
Photo Independent Art Fair
Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles *
Skotia Gallery, Culver City *
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Manuel Alvaraz Bravo Center, Oaxaca, Mexico
Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica
2nd City Arts Council, Long Beach *
Art Space Inc., Los Angeles
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles *
50/50 Grind Gallery, Los Angeles *
West Hollywood Art & Design Walk, Los Angeles *
The Venice Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles
M.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles
Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles
Gallery 835, Los Angeles
Benham Photography Gallery, Seattle *
ArtsCourt Gallery, Ottawa, Canada *
Denver State University, Denver *
Helen-Pittman Gallery, Detroit *
The California State Capitol, Sacramento *
Capitol Unity Council, Sacramento *
The Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles *
ArtTraffic, Los Angeles
Stonewall Gallery, Los Angeles *
and The Ed Gould Plaza. Los Angeles *