Garry Nichols was born in Tasmania, Australia. Presently lives in New York.
*Studied at the National Art School, East Sydney Tech and Alexander Mackie College, Sydney. Took classes with Alan Oldfield, Brian Dunlop, Ted May and Don Mitchell.
*Further studies at New York Studio School. Took classes with Nick Carone, Peter Agostini, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Sidney Geist, Ruth Miller, Chuck O’Conner and William Wright.
*Exhibitions in Australia include Gallery A, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Macquarie Galleries and Stella Downer Fine Art.
*Exhibitions in New York include the Leo Castelli Gallery, White Columns, Drawing Center, David Beitzel Gallery, Robert Steele Gallery, Artists Space, Marymount Manhattan College, Pierogi Gallery, Yes Gallery, Sideshow Gallery. Parallel Art Space and Factory Fresh.
*His work is included in collections in New York, Japan and Australia.
*Selected awards include the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant for Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant and the Marten Bequest Traveling Art Prize (Australia).
*Lectured in Australia and New York on his own Painting: A Painters Journey. A 60 Year History of Australian Painting and Sculpture, and on the artist Robert Rauschenberg: Life and Art.
*Taught painting and drawing in New York at the National Academy of Design-School of Fine Arts, Chautauqua Institution-School of Art and at Parsons School of Design, in New York.