Without privileging one source over another, Pibal’s work critically engages the multi-faceted history of abstract painting, architecture, and design. At its core, her work questions fundamental definitions and hierarchies of representation.
Her work has been exhibited widely at galleries and public institutions including: in New York City at, MoMA PS1, the Brooklyn Museum, the Drawing Center, Lucien Terras, Inc., Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Feature Inc., Paula Cooper Gallery, Max Protetch Gallery, Jessica Murray Projects, Meulensteen Gallery, at team gallery in Los Angeles, DeCordova Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, Rhona Hoffman and The Suburban in Chicago, Jim Schmidt and Philip Slein, in Saint Louis, the Essl Museum Vienna, Rønnebæksholm Museum, Copenhagen, Slewe Gallery in Amsterdam, Petra Rinck Galerie in Düsseldorf, dePury and Luxembourg in Zurich, Josie Browne and Derek Dai in Beijing, among many others.
Pibal and her work have been written about in diverse contexts which include the New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, Modern Painters, Phaidon Publications, MoMA Publications, the Boston Globe, Fence magazine, Wax Magazine, Purple Magazine. Writers and critics who have engaged with her work include Roberta Smith, Michael Kimmelman, Ken Johnson, Robert Storr, Barry Schwabsky, Michelle Grabner, David Humphrey, Camille Guthrie, Stuart Krimko, Lytle Shaw, Rebecca Wolff, Monica de la Torre, and Robert Nickas.
Pibal is a Guggenheim Foundation fellow, the recipient of DeCordova Museum’s Rappaport Prize, a Tiffany Foundation award recipient, a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellow, the New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, the Pollock Krasner Foundation fellow, has been supported by the the Alex Katz Foundation, and was awarded the Milton and Sally Avery fellowship by the MacDowell Colony. Pibal’s work has been collected extensively by private and public collections, among these are The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Pibal divides her time between North Bennington and Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and has been a faculty member at Bennington since 1998.