My work is an extension of me, it’s an honest visual narrative that sometimes includes a mix of raw emotions, natural talent, a formal education, an urban edge, and strong street art ascetic. The visual commentary in my artwork includes a vast range, from expressing my playful Jr. High School sense of humor to social and political issues.
Gary Gee is a multi-media artist who finds inspiration in urban settings, from illegal graffiti and hip-hop culture to fine art gallery exhibitions. Gee puts a lot of himself into his art—his experience in urban environments, the tight-knit communities, the dreams, desires, goals, and the troubling and malevolent ways that Black men are viewed by society.
Gee’s current body of work has been based on exploration in ceramics which includes pieces composed of hand-cast miniature brick walls set off with a graffiti style amid visual symbols which he extracts and extends from the familiar. These often contain hidden messages of important cultural or social representations meant to engage viewers.
Gee has earned many honors and awards including selection as an Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award and a recent Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. He has also participated in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. Gee’s work is now held in private and corporate collections.