Garry R. Bibbs is an Associate Professor /Art Studio, Head of Sculpture and Director of Graduate Studies 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 recieved a BS from Kentucky State University and an MFA from the University of Kentucky before his posdoctoral work at the School of the Art Institure of Chicago.