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, a member of WOAUA,
and a post-studio member of STABLE,
a Washington DC arts community. Her work has been exhibited nationally
and internationally. She is also a member of PROJECT
2020, a group of 9 women that made nine collaborative
books, each capturing the experiences, and emotions of a year
that will live in the memory of world events. You can find more
about Aziza on the digital archive JEMBE.
Ms. Gibson-Hunter has a studio in Washington, DC.