Bibby Gignilliat

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As a recovering perfectionist I choose to work in mixed media using collage and acrylic because it’s forgiving. I love bold colors, geometric shapes and text which come alive with whimsy on wood panels and paper. I am happiest when I am drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life.

My work is inspired by my own personal growth and the realization that the only limits I face are self-imposed. Art allows me to let go of control and surrender to the painting in front of me. Each piece expresses a feeling I am experiencing, an aspect of growth I am facing, or a question I am contemplating as I create it. 

Broadcasting Joy
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Bibby Gignilliat
White Knuckle Ride
mixed media on canvas 72x60
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Bibby Gignilliat
Big Original Intention
72x96 This piece was created with the beginners mindset. In a beginner's mind, the possibilities are endless. In the experts, there are few.
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Bibby Gignilliat
Wall Sculpture 50x62x3
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Marc Oberfelder
Intoxication of Joy
48x48 mixed media with Resin
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Bibby Gignilliat

Bibby has been creative since she picked up her first crayon. She started private art classes at 10 and put her art career on the hold at 11, after being criticized by her art teacher.

Turning her adult creative talents toward cooking, Bibby became a marketing manager for Williams-Sonoma, and then decided to go to culinary school. From there she offered interactive cooking classes which evolved into the company, Parties That Cook. The business was successful, but Bibby had an epiphany when, as a panelist at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.  She heard her company described as a “lifestyle business.” “I realized I had been pushing so hard, that I had left my own lifestyle behind. And I had forgotten what I liked to do.” And what she liked to do was paint.

Coming full circle, Bibby sold the business and shifted her focus to becoming a full-time mixed media artist, living and working in Sausalito, CA. Bibby’s work was recently shown at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, at the SFMOMA artist’s gallery and at Sloan Miyasato in the SF Design Center. She also teaches mixed media classes on her studio and on-line.

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King George
United States
Brookyln NY



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