School of Art and Visual Studies
Garry R. Bibbs is Associate Professor with an expertise in sculpture and printmaking at SA/VS, and he is head of the Sculpture Area in Art Studio area. Graduated with a B.S. degree with honors in Arts Studio from Kentucky State University, Prof. Bibbs took his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, and received in 1986 a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship to study art at the Chicago Art Institute. He has taught and created art at the University of Kentucky for the last 24 years. He has completed over 35 public art commissions throughout the eastern regional states. Several in Kentucky include the Frankfort KY New Transportation Building, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the University of Kentucky Allied Health Professions and Sciences, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, the Urban League of greater Chattanooga office Building, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. He has received numerous prestigious art awards such as the Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences, the Al Smith award in Sculpture, an Outstanding Kentucky artist award and the NEA Southern Arts Federation Award for Outstanding Printmaker.