Murray Gibson

From Text to Tapestry


Murray Gibson first studied tapestry weaving at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating in 1985 he spent a number of years developing his studio practice. One highlight of this period was an exciting year living and working in New York City as Artist-in-Residence at The Center for Tapestry Arts. Murray returned to school in 1995, and obtained his MA Textiles from Goldsmith’s College, The University of London, England.

Murray has taught numerous workshops and a presented many lectures. He spent an eventful year in Pangnirtung, Nunavut working with a group of Inuit students teaching tapestry weaving and other textile practices. Murray currently lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He teaches part-time at St. Francis Xavier University as well as maintaining his own studio practice.

Murray’s tapestries hang in private, public, and corporate collections across Canada, the United States, Australia and Austria.

There are two galleries of Gibson’s tapestries (click below to see the images):

Gallery One

Gallery Two

Exhibition Checklist