Geibel, who currently resides in White Plains, N.Y., tries to create objects that reference the private parts of peoples’ lives.
According to his website, Geibel confronts matters concerning sexuality, gender and identity, and other issues that are typically kept hidden.
Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art and a colleague of Geibel, said, “The reason I chose (Geibel) to visit was because of the gender issues he brings up.”
It’s important to have a contemporary artist featured who works with this kind of content, she said.
In an effort to reach out to other students, Lemnitzer added, Geibel will be offering constructive criticism of students’ work and host a ceramics workshop.
Geibel received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Montana and has previously been an artist in residence at Red Lodge Clay Center and The Chautauqua Institutions School of Art. He is currently an adjunct professor of ceramics at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
For more information or to view some of Geibel’s work, please visit www.rongeibel.com.
Pictured, one of Geibel’s porcelain topiaries.