BIOGRAPHY

GARY KOMARIN 

Born in 1951 in New York City, Gary Komarin is an American artist living and working in Connecticut and New York City.  Like many of the best artists of his generation, he is indebted to the New York School, especially his mentor Philip Guston with whom he studied at Boston University.  Komarin has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.  In 2008, he had a solo museum exhibition at the Musee Kiyoharu Shirakaba in Japan.  In 1996, Komarin’s work was included in a pivotal exhibition at 41 Greene Street, New York, NY where his work was shown with the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Philip Guston and Bill Traylor.  He has been honored with the Joan Mitchell Prize in Painting, The New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting, the Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, and many others.  His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America and Arts Magazine, and can be found in many public collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Yoshii Foundation, Tokyo; The Montclair Art Museum, and The Boston University Museum of Fine Art, among others. To review his artist CV, click here.