Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter attended
Tyler College of Art, and graduated from Temple University. Claudia
attended graduate school at Howard University and moved to Harlem
New York. After completing her MFA in printmaking, she studied
in Bob Blackburns Printmaking Studio and later received
a fellowship from the Bronx Museum of Art. She joined Where
We At , a noted Black womens artists group in Harlem.
In 1987 she returned to Washington, DC to raise her family. In
1999 she was invited to take an adjunct position at Howard University
to teach printmaking. While at Howard University, she completed
a residency with the Canadian School for Non Toxic Printmaking
with Keith Howard. She was awarded two grants within the university,
one to install non-toxic printmaking equipment. Howard University
became one of the few Non-Toxic printmaking studios in the country.
In 2002 Aziza decided to pursue her
art making full time. In 2003 her focus became painting.
By 2005 she was combining printmaking and assemblage with painting,
moving into mixed media works. Since then she has exhibited in
Washington DC, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, Texas, Florida, Great Brittan, Argentina and Poland.
She was one of the ten artists chosen to create a digital print
portfolio with David Adamson for the DC Commission on the Arts.
Ms. Gibson-Hunter completed a banner for the Washington DC Art
Walk as part of a public art piece erected on the grounds of the
former Washington DC Convention Center. A co-founder of Black
Artists of DC, she represented BADC during Art Basel Miami 06,
in the Design District. In the same year Ms. Gibson-Hunter was
awarded the Artist Fellowship Program Grant, from the DC Commission
of the Arts and Humanities. In 2010 she took a residency with
Pyramid Atlantic where she studied papermaking. Her work is included
in the Washington DC Art Bank, the John A. Wilson Building Permanent
Art collection and other notable collections.