Gwen Bigham attended Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC, and graduated with honors from Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC, in 2002 earning a BFA in Sculpture and Painting. During this time she was honored by the International Sculpture Center. After completing her BFA, Bigham was twice an affiliate artist at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC.

Bigham's work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design and the McColl Center for Visual Art, both in Charlotte, NC. She is the recipient of an Arts & Science Council Regional Artist Grant, based in Charlotte. In 2003, Bigham was invited to teach at Winthrop University, where she was a lecturer until relocating to Asheville, NC, where she currently lives and works.

Gwen Bigham