Garry Kaulitz was born in South Dakota, and currently lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. He received his BFA and MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He taught high school art, was an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute, served as the area head of printmaking at the Louisville School of Art and was the owner and master printer at Kaulitz Press. In 1993, he started teaching at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as the head of printmaking. Kaulitz's work has been represented in over 250 international and regional exhibitions. He has had over 45 solo exhibitions. His work is in many public and private collections including The Art Academy of China, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003 he was awarded the UAA Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Creative or Scholastic Research.
â€œI pursue art like a project, usually based on some internal conversation. Conversations I have with myself about space, places, beings, and situations which I have participated in or observed and ultimately feel the need to illustrate.â€
â€œI do think art that speaks to the human condition and uses its power to inform or translate that condition, is art best served.â€
"If there was anyone who has influenced my work more than others, it would be James Joyce, and how he was able to layer so many concepts in a single work.â€
â€œI certainly hope people can find themselves in my work but that isn't why I do it. What I really enjoy is finding myself in my work, and if people find meaning in that, for whatever reason, then that is a plus.â€
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