Jerrell Gibbs, is a fine artist and Creative Community Fellow of the National Arts Strategies. He examines his life-story and that of family and friends in order to conceive and engage in the multilayered experience of the African-American diaspora.
His exhibition highlights include: Art in the hands of Men at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Painted Matters at The Galleries at CCBC and Black Artists of DC: A legacy of Excellence at The Gallery at Howard University. He also has a permanent collection in the Harbor Bank of Maryland.
Gibbs is renowned for his social commentary on issues such as male identity, masculinity, politics, stereotypes and social issues. His passion for raising awareness on social issues that affect the community is transparent through all of his artwork. His use of dialect integrated with symbolic elements from many different cultures is a way to encourage diversity while building social capital. Jerrell likes to leave messages for deeper consideration.