Gary Swimmer lives and produces his works in Tucson, Arizona. He considers himself an expressionist, making artwork in a variety of media and moving between pure abstraction and representation based on the ideas he wishes to explore.
Born in Budapest, Swimmer arrived in the United States as a young child. An artist his entire life, he
committed himself full-time to the visual arts in his late 20's after receiving degrees in biology and
attending medical school for a time. With a BA from Johns Hopkins University, studies at the University
of Liege and enough art credits from the BFA program at the University of Arizona to pursue graduate
work, he moved to New York City and received his MFA from Pratt Institute in 1990. He subsequently
taught and lectured at various institutions including Pratt Institute and the University of Arizona and worked primarily in education along the way. Mr. Swimmer has exhibited consistently over the last 30 years and has work in private and public collections in North America and Europe.
Currently an extensive collection of his abstract works are showing at the Gallery 2Sun in the Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Building.