Chantal Gibson

Chantal Gibson is an award-winning writer-artist-educator living on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. Working in the overlap between literary and visual art, her work confronts colonialism head on, imagining the BIPOC voices silenced in the spaces and omissions left by cultural and institutional erasure. Her visual art has been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Open Space (Victoria, BC), the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology and the Senate of Canada. Gibson’s debut book of poetry, How She Read (Caitlin Press, 2019), won the 2020 Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman and the 2020 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for best book in BC, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Her follow-up collection, with/holding (Caitlin Press, 2021), was named one of CBC’s Best Books of 2021.

Chantal Gibson
Chantal Gibson, Braided Book, 2011 (mixed-media altered text: book, photo, black waxed linen thread). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chantal Gibson & Adrian Bisek

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