About

Garry R. Bibbs is an Associate Professor (Sculpture & Printmaking), UK Art Studio Head of Sculpture Area, and Graduate Advisor (Art Studio) at the University of Kentucky. He received a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which allowed him to study with internationally renowned sculptor Richard Hunt in Chicago Il, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was recipient of a 1996 Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship for Outstanding Printmaker in the Southern States. His distinguished exhibition history includes showings at Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Ruschman Art Gallery, Indianapolis, In., the Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Ky, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il., Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. His works are in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, ATT Corporation–New York City, Brown-Forman Corporation, Commonwealth Insurance, Brown-Williamson Tobacco Corporation, The Robert Derden Collection, The Richard Hunt Collection, Louisville City Fire Department and Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Bibbs a member of the Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative, a coalition group in Lexington whose goal is to confront and solve issues relevant to the community on race relations and leadership. He received a BS from Kentucky State University and an MFA from the University of Kentucky before his postdoctoral work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Organization Board Committee Memberships (2005-Recent)

2013-Recent
Mid-South Alliance Sculpture Association board member.

2010-Recent
UK College of Fine Arts - Art in Public Places Committee member.

2010-Recent
ISC Appointed Marketing Committee board member.

2009-Recent
Lexington Urban County Government -(Mayor Appointed) Art in Public Places Committee, Committee board member.


Contact Information Garry R. Bibbs 3441 Laredo Dr. #10 Lexington Ky 40517 (859) 533-1680 cell (859) 257-3719 studio email address – garry.bibb@uky.edu web site  www.garrybibbsart.com Office Address: School of Art and Visual Studies  University of Kentucky Lexington, KY  40506-0022 (859) 257-2336  Art Gallery/Consultants Murphy Rabb Inc. 161 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, Il. 60611 (312) 371-1703 Madeline Rabb, President Mark Ruschman Indianapolis In-46202 (317) 634-3114 Mark Ruschman, Director

Contact Information
Garry R. Bibbs
3441 Laredo Dr. #10
Lexington Ky 40517
(859) 533-1680 cell
(859) 257-3719 studio
email address – garry.bibb@uky.edu
web site 
www.garrybibbsart.com

Office Address:
School of Art and Visual Studies 
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0022
(859) 257-2336 

Art Gallery/Consultants
Murphy Rabb Inc.
161 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Il. 60611
(312) 371-1703
Madeline Rabb, President

Mark Ruschman
Indianapolis In-46202
(317) 634-3114
Mark Ruschman, Director


Grants/Awards/Fellowships

Alsmith Fellowship Award- KY Arts Coumcil, Frankfort, Ky

Community Arts Development  Grant, Lexington, KY

Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts 1994

Regional Visual Arts Fellowship: Atlanta, GA Printmaking

Neighborhood Arts Program Grant, Chicago Illinois

Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities Grant, Washington, DC

Commissions

2011
Historic Deer Park Baptist Church Centennial Art project, 8 ft x 5 ft welded stainless steel painted brass metal coating, Louisville, KY
The Rip, Restore and Relocation to Centre College outdoor art project, 8 ft x 14ft stainless steel, 
Danville, KY

2009
Lexington City Transportation - Art Bus Stop Public Art, "Lyrical Movement," 12' x 5 ft fabricated
(painted) steel, 3rd Elm Street (Historic African-American District) Lexington, KY (Dedicated July 2009)
Campaign Park Distrct, Pal- "Double Dutch", stainless steel, 16'x26'. West Side Park, Campaign
Greater Urban League of Chattanooga Building "Family Revolution" 20' x 5' x 5' Fabricated stainless 
steel outdoor sculpture; Commissioned by Public Art of Chattanooga & CEO Urban League,
Warren Logan (Dedicated September 2009)

2006
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Transportation Cabinet Public Art Competition for the New
Transportation Building, St. Clair Street Plaza area, Frankfort, KY., Outdoor Sculpture
"Now Get" 25' x 14' Stainless Steel. Installation/Dedication

LBX - Company LLC (Linkbelt), Lexington, KY, A\lumni Dr., Wall Sculpture Commission,
"Linking our Harvest Towards the Future, 8' x 5' x 4", welded Aluminum.

2004
Murphy Rabb Inc., Ariel Capital Management, LLC, 200 Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL,        
Wall Sculpture commission 8' x 6', Stainless Steel, Installation/Dedication,        
December 15, 2004        
        
Jim O'Brien, CEO, Ashland Oil, Kentucky, Sculpture Commission Project: "Lover's         
Chase", 10' x 4', Stainless Steel, Location: Northern, KY, Fall 2004        

University of Kentucky, Allied Health Professions and Sciences, Dean: Dr. Thomas C.
Robinson, "Structural Alliances to Life and Spirit," 18' x 14', Fabricated Stainless Steel,
Dedication Date: May 2003, Lexington, KY

2003
Kentucky Center for Africian-American Heritage, Executive Director: Clest Lanier, 
Westend Louisville Community, Outdoor Sculpture Project, "Boogie Chillin," 16' x 3', 
Stainless Steel Sculpture, Dedication Date: March 31, 2003, Louisville, KY

2002
Clean Sweep Car Wash, Owner: Mr. Ken Littrell, Sculpture Commission, "Clean-Sweep,"
22' x 3', Fabricated Stainless Steel, Dedicated October 26, 2002, South Broadway,
Lexington, KY

2000
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville, KY, Director: Beverly Watts, 52' Hall 
of Fame Bridge Sculpture, 40th Year Anniversary, Louisville Gardens Convention Center

The Urban League, Fayette County, Lexington, KY, Commemorative Sculpture 
Commission, Fabricated Stainless Steel and Bronze, December 2000

1998
The Miller Center, Owner: Joe Miller, Sculpture Commission, (Wall Sculpture), "Glory,"
Fabricated Stainless Steel and Bronze, 30' x 8' x 2', Indianapolis, IN, November 1998
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Art Backdrop Commission for TV Series,
Workplace Essential Skills, Wood and Steel, 72' x 62', Lexington, KY, 
Completed February 15, 1998

1997
The Living Arts and Science Center, "True Passage," Sculpture Commission,
Lexington, KY, Fabricated Steel, (Painted), 118' x 10' x 5', Completed June 26, 1997

1995
Bluegrass Woodworking, "The Rip," Owner: Duwayne Van Horne, Outdoor
Sculpture Commission, Lexington, KY, Fabricated Stainless Steel, 14' x 8' x 6', 
Completed April 6, 1995

Louisville Fire Department, "Fire Fighter's Flame," Memorial Sculpture Commission,
Louisville, KY, Fabricated Stainless Steel, 17' x 6' x 6' x 6', Completed August 9, 1995

1992
Kentucky Medical Services, "Life Family and Good Health," Foundation Commission 
(Outdoor Sculpture), University of Kentucky Clinic, Lexington, KY, Stainless Steel,
16' x 6' x 4', Completed June 9, 1992