Gary Laurence Nickard
PhD : Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (State University of New York)
Gary Nickard is a conceptual artist committed to exploring the interstices between visual art and literature while engaging such diverse topics as science, philosophy, psychoanalysis and various historical knowledge systems. He works in photography, installation and various time-based media as well as electronic music. He joined the UB Art Department in 1995. Gary Nickard was born in Toronto, Canada and emigrated to the United States over three decades ago. He received a Bachelor of Arts (1978), Master of Arts Humanities (1982), and a Master of Fine Arts (1986), Master of Arts (2004) and Doctor of Philosophy (2006) in Comparative Literature, all from the University at Buffalo. Gary Nickard’s prior professional experience includes stints as Executive Director / Curator of CEPA Gallery Buffalo, NY (81-88), Associate Curator, Alternative Museum, New York, NY (88-90), Director, Burden Gallery Aperture Foundation, New York, NY (90-91) and Director of Programs / Curator, Artists Space, New York, NY (92-94). He has published a number of critical essays in Afterimage, Exposure and Border Crossings Magazines (among others) and has done editorial work for Aperture Magazine.