Mark Thomas Gibson is a Brooklyn-based painter. Gibson works with the visual language of comics and cartoons to wrestle with difficult historical and social issues. Working in open-ended series, his paintings feature recurring characters and settings that serve as allegories for the history of colonialism and its impact on the American cultural fabric. Gibson received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale in 2013. His work has been exhibited at Matthew Mark Gallery, Fredericks & Freiser, and Salon 94, and he was recently featured in the group exhibition Black Pulp! at Yale University Art Gallery.