Mixed media artist
GA Gardner, Ph.D., artist
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 displayed in various museums and galleries worldwide including the following venues: 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.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Gardner migrated to the US in 1988. He 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. He served as professor of art at George Mason University, University of the District of Columbia, and William Paterson University in New Jersey.
In 2008 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.