Ron Geibel

Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel ’s sculpture from his Untitled (decoy)  series was selected for the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition at the Patterson–Appleton Arts Center in Denton, TX. The exhibition was curated by Beth McLaughlin, chief curator of exhibitions and collections at Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton, MA. McLaughlin selected 72 works from over 1,300 submissions from 16 countries. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, the Materials: Hard and Soft  exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and is on view through May 9, 2020.

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Expertise

Ceramics and Design

Ron Geibel’s artwork and research address the complex landscape among intimacy, pleasure, and authority as it concerns the opaque relationship between public and private desires that constitute queer identity. 

Geibel received a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from the University of Montana. Geibel exhibits both nationally and internationally, and venues include the Bogert Gallery in Knokke, Belgium; Untitled Space, New York City; Susquehanna Art Museum, Pennsylvania; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is featured in Create Magazine, ArtMaze Magazine, and Ceramics Art and Perception. He has an upcoming feature in a 2020 issue of Artist Magazine, published in Taiwan City, Taiwan.

Geibel is a recipient of a 2019 Lighton International Artists Exchange Grant. The grant helped to support his three-month artist residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre in The Netherlands. There, his research focused on place and how that affects the queer lived experience. Other residencies include the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York; The Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York; and the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ron is currently working on an upcoming solo exhibition titled landscape at Central Gallery at the Austin Central Library. The show is the first in a new series that examines the history of Queer Texas. Landscape will be on view from June 9 – July 11, 2020, in conjunction with LGBTQ+ programming provided by the Austin Public Library for PRIDE month. 

  • Ron Geibel’s artwork and research address the complex landscape among intimacy, pleasure, and authority as it concerns the opaque relationship between public and private desires that constitute queer identity. 

    Geibel received a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from the University of Montana. Geibel exhibits both nationally and internationally, and venues include the Bogert Gallery in Knokke, Belgium; Untitled Space, New York City; Susquehanna Art Museum, Pennsylvania; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is featured in Create Magazine, ArtMaze Magazine, and Ceramics Art and Perception. He has an upcoming feature in a 2020 issue of Artist Magazine, published in Taiwan City, Taiwan.

    Geibel is a recipient of a 2019 Lighton International Artists Exchange Grant. The grant helped to support his three-month artist residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre in The Netherlands. There, his research focused on place and how that affects the queer lived experience. Other residencies include the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York; The Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York; and the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Ron is currently working on an upcoming solo exhibition titled landscape at Central Gallery at the Austin Central Library. The show is the first in a new series that examines the history of Queer Texas. Landscape will be on view from June 9 – July 11, 2020, in conjunction with LGBTQ+ programming provided by the Austin Public Library for PRIDE month. 


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