Gary Komarin (b. 1951) was born and raised in New York City. At Boston University Komarin studied under the abstract expressionist Philip Guston, revealed in the former’s visually layered, softly formal combinations of drawing and painting. The son of a Czech architect and a Viennese writer, Komarin creates work that is abstracted and utilizes unusual materials, such as house paint and industrial canvas tarps. Komarin was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Prize in Painting, and he has also been awarded The Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant, and the New York foundation for the Arts Grant. Komarin’s work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Newark Museum, the Montclair Museum, and The New Orleans Center for Contemporary Arts, amongst others. He now lives and works in Roxbury, Connecticut.