Gary Edward Blum has spent the better part of two decades exploring duality and dependent opposition through his painting and photography. The grandson of both Italian and Swiss immigrants, he was surrounded by stories of travel and independence as a child. In 2000, Blum traveled to India where he was exposed to eastern philosophy and religion. Upon his return, he began to cultivate the ideas of balance and meditation in his work that are still evident today.
Blum earned his M.F.A. from the University of California Berkeley in 2002, a B.A. in Graphic Design from California State University Chico in 1993. He was an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts from 2015-2017. Blums’ work has been exhibited through out the United States and can be found in the permanent collections of the Crocker and Monterey Art Museums. He has also been reviewed in such publications as the LA Times, SF Chronicle and Art in America.
Blum lives and works in San Francisco, California.