Gigi Gatewood is a photographer born in Buffalo and based in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), she spent a year in Trinidad and Tobago (2011) as a William J. Fulbright Fellow researching and photographing the islands’ complex spiritual landscape. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Invisible Exports, the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Highline Loft in NYC; Carrol and Sons in Boston, MA; David Cunningham Projects, Krowswork Gallery and Femina Potens Gallery in San Francisco; the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo; and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. Gatewood participated in artist collaborative video and performance projects at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the 2003 Havana Biennial.

Gatewood currently teaches at the International Center of Photography, Hostos CUNY-Bronx, and Middlebury College.




Exhibition Record

2017    (upcoming-solo) La Lune | Atrium Gallery UNM Taos | Taos, NM

            (upcoming) Still They Persist | Contemporary Arts Center | Cincinatti, OH

            Like a Knife: The Real Vodu | Columbia University Screening | NYC

2016    Like a Knife: The Real Vodu | Chale Wote Film Festival | Accra, Ghana

            Echo NYC | The Highline Loft | NYC

2015    The Botanica | Invisible Exports | NYC

           The Botanica | Carroll and Sons | Boston, MA

2014    Shadow Light (solo) | Rekover Projects | Brooklyn, NY

            Four Corners (solo) | Che Lovelace Studio | Trinidad and Tobago

2013    Echo Art Fair | Buffalo, NY

            What Possessed You | Fowler Arts | Brooklyn, NY

2012     Echo Art Fair | Buffalo, NY

2011     The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 | Chelsea Art Museum | NYC

            Sick | Root Division Gallery | San Francisco, CA

2010    Sexecology | Femina Potens Gallery | San Francisco, CA

             As Art Approaches Infinity | Krowswork Gallery | Oakland, CA

            Interrupting a Beam of Light | David Cunningham Projects | San Francisco, CA

2009    Venice Blue Wedding with Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens | Performance at the

             Venice Biennale | Italy

             East/West Invitational Exchange | Center on Contemporary Art | Seattle, WA

             We Burn Daylight | Florence Lynch Gallery | NYC

              RISD MFA Satellite Exhibition | Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | NYC

              Area Artists Juried Exhibition 2009 | Albright-Knox Art Gallery | Buffalo, NY

              City of No Illusions (solo show) | Flickinger Gallery | Buffalo, NY

              North American Graduate Art Survey | Katherine E. Nash Gallery | Minneapolis, MN

              One Nation Under God | RISD Museum | Providence, RI

              Dwelling Places | Sol Koffler Gallery | Providence, RI

              Dialogue: Bauhaus | RISD Museum | Providence, RI

2008     Photography Invitational Exhibition | Monmouth Musuem | Lincroft, NJ

               Area Artists Juried Exhibition | Albright-Knox Art Gallery | Buffalo, NY | Curator’s Choice

2007     Thirteen | Sol Koffler Gallery | Providence, RI

2006     One Smallwood Drive (solo) | GFL Gallery | Brooklyn, NY

2005      Un-Ho-Hum | The Proposition Gallery | NYC

2004      Paraguas (solo) | Galeria PM | Madrid, Spain

2003     The Three Ring Circus with Sarah Stolar | Havana Biennial | Havana, Cuba



2009    Rhode Island School of Design | MFA

2003    Middlebury College | BA

2002    San Francisco Art Institute


Awards & Residencies

2017    Vermont Studio Center | Artist in Residence | Johnson, VT

2015    Digital Liberal Arts Grant | Middlebury College

2011     Fulbright Scholar | Trinidad & Tobago

2009   Philadelphia Art Hotel | Artist in Residence | Philadelphia, PA

            Dean’s Graduate Student Award for Teaching | RISD

2008   Anderson Ranch Scholarship | Snowmass, CO

2003   Committee on Art in Public Places Award | Middlebury College

2002   Excellence in Fine Art Scholarship | San Francisco Art Institute


Visiting Assistant Professor | Siena College, NY | 2017-2018

Visiting Assistant Professor | Middlebury College, VT | 2015-2016 & winter 2013, 2014, 2017

Faculty | International Center of Photography, NYC | 2013-Present

Assistant Professor | Hostos Community College, NYC | 2013-2015

Volunteer Instructor | Rehabilitation Through Photography, NYC | 2013-2014

Instructor | Rhode Island School of Design, RI | 2009

Visiting Lecturer | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MA | 2012



Lord, Catherine, and Richard Evan Meyer. Art and Queer Culture. London: Phaidon | 2013. Print

Georges-Graves, Nadine. The Oxford Handbook of Dance & Theater. New York: Oxford UP | 2015. Print

The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2; Humble Arts Foundation, Inside | 2011

PRC Juried Publication; curated by Dana Faconti, editor of Blind Spot | 2009

The Photo Review; International Photography Competition by Stephen Perlof |2008

“Style Cum Laude;” by Nandini D’Souza. Women’s Wear Daily | 2003