Gary is a material led contemporary story teller with an oblique familiarity. His highly-charged sense of place defines his aesthetic.
Gary Abkin was born in northern California in 1967. He studied painting at the California Institute of the Arts and then the San Francisco Art Institute where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. In 2003 he relocated from California to Queensland where he now resides
He has exhibited throughout the United States and Australia. In 2004 and 2010 he was invited to exhibit in Sacramento, California at Pamela Skinner Gallery and more recently at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
The artist has also exhibited at the Caloundra Regional Gallery for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Palma Rosa Art Gallery, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize exhibition and his work was toured throughout Queensland by Flying Arts Inc. as part of the Regional Art Award exhibition.