Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter
was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple
University, (BS), and received her MFA from Howard University.
Aziza attended Bob Blackburns Printmaking Studio, the New
York Arts Students League, and later received a fellowship from
the Bronx Museum of Art. She joined Where We At, a
group of Black women artists in the early 1980s. Ms. Gibson-Hunter
was an administrator at Parsons School of Design and a faculty
member at at Howard University, and Bowie State University.
Ms. Gibson-Hunter was awarded the Individual
Artist Fellowship Program Grant, from the DC Commission of the
Arts and Humanities in 2014, 2006, 2018, and 2020. Her work can
be found in the collections of the Washington DC Art Bank, the
Liberian Embassy,Montgomery County, Maryland, and other noted
collections. She completed, two public commissions for Washington,
DC Department of General Services. The Wall of Unity (2017) and,
ANCESTORS, (2019) are both located in Washington, DC public schools.
In 2019 Aziza was a Pyramid Atlantic Denbo Fellow. She is currently
a cofounding member of Black Artists of DC, and a post-studio
member of STABLE , a Washington DC arts community. Her work has
been exhibited nationally and internationally. Ms. Gibson-Hunter
has a studio in Washington DC.