A little over two decades ago, Kate Gilbert was a graduate of the University of New Orleans School of Fine Arts and a faculty member. In 2013, she was honored by the Arts Council of New York. Orleans with the Community Arts Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the community through her work as an artist in residence. Gilbert earned her bachelor's degree with distinction in 1980 and her master's degree in 1983. The project was funded with $500,000 by Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Department of Arts.
Gilbert is a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans School of Fine Arts and the Louisiana Department of Arts and also serves on the museum's board of trustees. She is also the founder and CEO of Exploring Art, a New York City nonprofit arts organization. Gilbert is a board member of the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles and an artist-in-residence at the Center for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. He also served on the boards of directors of the Headlands Center of Arts in Sausalito and was chairman of the board.
In recent years, Trimble said, Gilbert has been a frequent guest at the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, where the artist created an interactive walk in a spaceship installation in 2012.
The artist's name has been mentioned in the New York Times, Washington Post and other major publications. Gilbert's collection of more than 1,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures is a riveting exercise in memory.
There are no museums or even art fairs, so very few people have seen Gilbert's work, which he shares with his wife Frieda Gilbert and daughter Lynn Gilbert. Abroad, the gallery recently presented him with a series of scholars and research results that they have published in leading art journals. Conceptual art has been promoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other major media outlets.
Gilbert and McCaffrey are members of the board of the advocacy group Dr. Arpin, which was founded in 2010 as part of the Boston Public Art Council's "Art in the City" initiative. Everything the organization does stems from a desire to bring Boston to the power of contemporary public art, Gilbert says. The goal is to support artists who stay in Boston so they don't have to go to cities where it might be a little easier to make public art.
It is so hard to penetrate the public art world, and we try to remove as many barriers to entry as possible. I don't think art will solve that, but at least it helps you to let your guard down. That is one reason why we donate permanent art: it is diluted because it has been around for 100 years and everyone needs to appease everyone.
According to Gilbert, the hardest part of creative trust is putting your work into the world before you're done. If you don't think you are entitled to at least try, you won't be able to create anything interesting with your life. There is Elizabeth Gilbert who says creativity is not burdened with the responsibility of paying for life: "If you don't believe that you have done everything, and if you don't, you will never be able to create anything interesting in life." Sometimes, but rarely in a great way, they are from times when you were too busy to actually get anything.
The way we live continuously, in order to expose the jewels that are hidden within us, is the high art of the finest art. The way of life always brings forth the jewel that is hidden within me, and the way it is constantly brought forth within myself, in art, in my visual arts.
The guardians of high culture are wrong, but they are also annoying and they will try to convince you that art belongs to only a few chosen ones.
Looking back, I realized this and became more and more aware of the importance of art as a form of expression, not only as an art form, but also as a cultural expression.
During her time at VESTIGES, Gilbert participated, directed, produced and participated in projects such as video performances, community interactions on site, etc. Gilbert's cultural activism goes beyond her work as an artist, as she served on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State Department's Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jan Gilbert received an individual artist grant from the University of California, San Diego's Center for Contemporary Art in the Arts. Art will be a guest of honor when the Chinworth Center is broken into the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business, which will house the Chinworth Center, the first of its kind at UC Berkeley.