Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. Some of her creations consist in creepy sculptures.
As a child, Misty was immersed in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Traveling to many parts of the world as a young girl and later as an adult has also made an indelible impact on her life and work. In 1998, Misty was invited to be the first American to perform in Iran (since 1979) at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran. Gamble’s current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures and installations of multiple figurative fragments, focuses attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality, normalcy and propriety.
Gamble is an Assistant Professor in the School of Foundation at the Kansas City Art Institute. Before receiving her MFA from San Francisco State University in the visual arts, she worked as an agent, publicist, and event producer in music and the performing arts. She has been widely published and her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Misty is the recipient of a number of honors including many worldwide awards.
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The artist is influenced by her continued interest in, not only figuration, but ornamentation, hair and naughtiness. Misty Gamble is interested in women and their role in society. Among the questions she asks are, “How do power and beauty relate to women in a patriarchal world? How do woman empower or disempower themselves…”