Nicole received her MFA from The Ohio State University in 2009, where she was a John Cavanaugh Sculpture Fellow. With degrees in painting, art history, ceramics, and sculpture, her multi-disciplinary, experimental practice combines drawing and painting, clay, fibers, and reused materials. She has shown in solo exhibitions at Oregon College of Art & Craft (Portland, OR), City Art Center (Delaware, OH), and Ohio Art League Gallery (Columbus, OH). Her numerous group exhibitions include プール (Pool), Artist in Residence-Yamanashi, (Kofu-city, Japan), “After the Pedestal,” The Sculpture Center, (Cleveland, OH), “Landscape Visions,” The Evergreen State College Gallery (Olympia, WA), and “eight,” Portland Art Center (Portland, OR). She is a frequent collaborator, partnering with visual artists, performing artists, and community members. The resulting works were exhibited at Movement Research (New York, NY) and Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA). She was recently a Resident Fellow at the Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, MN. Gibbs was selected as a 2012-13 delegate to the US-Japan Leadership Program, a network of young Japanese and American leaders in government, business, academic, and nonprofit sectors who gather and present at annual conferences in each country. She has served as a guest presenter at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN) and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MO). Additionally, her professional career has included teaching at Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH), The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) and The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), as well as curatorial work at The Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR). Currently living and working in Columbus, Gibbs serves as Project Manager to artist Ann Hamilton.