alteronce gumby

Artist Bio



Alteronce Gumby’s artistic practice ranges from painting and ceramics to installation and performance. Gumby’s work has been exhibited at galleries such as Hammond Harkins Galleries, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and Camden Arts Centre. In his most recent solo exhibition Reading Rainbows at Long Gallery in Harlem, NY, Gumby explored color as a compositional linkage between space, identity and ideas. “I consider color to be more than just a hue, a race, a mood, a shade, a mark, a line, a man, a woman, a country.It’s an amalgamation of experiences, signs, and signifiers that tell a story, my story, written and rewritten within each painting.”

Gumby graduated from of the Yale School of Art with an MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2016. He has won notable awards such as the Austrian American Foundation/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts and the Robert Reed Memorial Scholarship. Gumby has also participated in numerous international artist residencies such as the London Summer Intensive, Dumfries House (2015), Summer Academy in Salzburg,Austria (2015), 6Base (2016), and as the 2016 recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Étas-Unis in Paris. His work was featured in publications such as New American Painting #123 MFA Annual 2016 and BOMB Magazine. Recently Gumby has also taken on the role as curator with a contemporary artists exhibition that pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance titled To Dream Avante-Garde at Hammond Harkins Galleries (2018).