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GA Gardner began his professional art career in New
York, USA creating and exhibiting large format 3D computer fine art in
1996. His work has been exhibited in various museums and galleries
worldwide including the following venues: James E. Lewis Museum of Art;
Paterson Museum, New Jersey; Nanjing College of Art, China; Corridor
Gallery, New York; Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St Croix, USVI,
Bergen Museum, New Jersey.
Gardner studied fine art at San
Francisco State University where he received both his Bachelor’s of Arts
and Master’s of Art degrees. In 1993 he did onsite research at Pixar
Animation Studio in California, Industrial Light and Magic, and Pacific
Data Image (now PDI/Dreamworks).
Gardner crafted mixed media art and
animation at The Ohio State University where he earned a Ph.D. in Art
Education in 1995, becoming a US national expert in the area of Computer
Art Education and composing a doctoral dissertation focusing on
education and careers in animation and new media. He has written for
numerous journals and magazines, officially being identified by Computer
Graphics World Magazine as a subject matter expert in 1996. In that
same year, GA founded the Digital Effect Computer Animation and
Traditional Animation Festival (DECATA), a pioneering animation festival
that was linked through distance learning technology.
Gardner authored 14 books on the subject of Art Education; under his
industry leading publishing trademarks Gardner's Guide and Career Diary,
he has published over 70 books that are used in colleges and
universities in various countries including the United Kingdom and
He has served as a professor of Art and Animation at various
universities including William Paterson University, University of the
District of Columbia and George Mason University, and has been a
lecturer at The Ohio State University. He has also presented papers at
the University of California Los Angeles, Florida A&M University and
other institutions. Gardner has functioned as an art consultant for
several organizations including but not limited to the New York Board of
Education, Fashion Institute of Technology and Florida A&M
University. He produced and directed Gardner's Great Animation Show.
Inspiring youth to enter the visual arts, Gardner has presented at over
50 high schools in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Gardner created Elements of Hope a collage piece on Barack Obama. His
art has been seen on CNN's Larry King Live, in The New York Times,
featured on Universal Records pop culture album covers such as Rakim:
The 18th Letter, 1997, and in numerous international publications. His
2010 "Haiti: Hope for the Children," was created to raise funds for the
country following the earthquake.
GA Gardner lives in Washington, DC and
creates in Brooklyn, New York.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 1993-1995 Department of Art Education. Doctor of Philosophy.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. 1992-1993 Department of Educational Technology. Master of Arts.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. 1990-1992 Interdisciplinary Arts. Bachelor of Arts.
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 1988-1990 Department of Art. Associate of Arts.
Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA. 1988 Department of Art.
"Interconnections" Athenaeum, Alexandria VA, 2012 (Solo)
BMI, "Speak My Name," The James E. Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, 2012.
Nine Gallery @ Hilyer Art Space, Washington DC, 2011.
Horizon Gallery, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, 2011.
"6x6x2011 Global" Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, 2011.
"In the Spirit" Inter-Development Bank, Washington, DC, June, 2011.
"About Face" Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, MD, 2011.
"Small Works II" Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, 2011.
"Urban Situation" Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY, 2011.
"Identity" U Space Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2011. (Solo)
"Cross Section" Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 2011.(Solo)
Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, August 2010.
"Pieces of a Puzzle," Soft Box Art Gallery, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, 2010. (solo)
"Color Content," Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington, DC, 2009.
GWAC Foundation 17th Annual Fundraising Auction, Washington DC, 2004.
William Paterson University, Benn Shahn Gallery, Wayne, New Jersey, 1998.
Nanjing College of Art, China, 1997.
Bergen Museum, Paramus, New Jersey, 1997. (Solo)
LECTURES & PAPERS
"Nurturing the Fine Artist" Art, Design and Architecture in Our Space, Symposium, University of the West Indies, Trinidad WI. October 6, 2010.
"The 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Design Conference," Career and Business Opportunities, Baltimore MD, 2004.
"Animation and Art Education," University of Texas, Austin. April 2003.
"Becoming A Computer and Animation Artist," lecture and book signings, over 50 high schools, colleges and bookstores. 1999-2004.
"Animation and Design Principles," Florida A&M University, November 13, 1997.
Technology and the Arts, Panelist, Fashion Institute of Technology May 13, 1997.
“The Impact of Computer Graphics on Traditional Art,” The Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, December 15, 1996.
“Adding Life to Computer Animation,” Fashion Institute of Technology, April 10, 1996.
“Aesthetics of Computer Art and Animation,” School of Cinema and Television, University of Southern California, Los Angles, 1995.
“Informal Computer Art Education,” Animation Workshop, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.
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