Biography

Born in Wichita, Kansas, 1953

Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, MFA, 1979

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, BFA, 1977

Lives and works in Bloomington, IL

Gary Justis earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. He has developed his work professionally in the area of sculpture for the last 33 years. Justis lived and worked in Chicago from 1977 to 1999. He currently resides in Bloomington Illinois where he continues his work in sculpture, printmaking and writing. He holds an Associate Professorship at Illinois State University.

He has exhibited work at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, NY, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He has also exhibited work in numerous exhibitions at private galleries in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. Gary Justis’ work is included in various collections throughout the country; most notably: The Museum of Modern Art Library, The New York City Library (special collections), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Artist’s Books Collection.


Gary Justis