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Biography


Gary Faye has been represented at SMINK for almost 20 years.  His work speaks well with the clean lines of the contemporary furniture.  

In the mid 70s Gary attended what proved to be 2 life changing workshops with Ansel Adams. Two years later, already committed to an art degree, he was invited to be an assistant at the next two June sessions. Those influences followed him through the next 30 years as a fine art and commercial photographer. Landscape and still life work evolved through those decades and included teaching as well as freelance and self assignment work.

Today, Gary continues expanding his repretoire into still life and reaching beyond his black and white landscapes into the beautiful hues of the Southwest; Big Bend and the Salton Sea.  He currently lives in Southern California and enjoys traveling.


EDUCATION 

1979 B.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles

1975 M.S.E.E., University of California, Northridge

1966 B.S.E.E., University of Colorado, Boulder


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1982-present Freelance Photography Studio, Houston

1979-1982 Freelance Photography Studio, Hollywood, California

1979-1981 Photography Instructor, Ventura College, Ventura, California


WORKSHOPS

2009 Instructor, Photography Workshop, Death Valley, California

2005 Juror, Creative Summit, Southwest Texas State University

2002 Speaker/Juror, Creative Summit, Southwest Texas State University

2000 Juror, Creative Summit, Southwest Texas State University

1994 Speaker/Juror, Creative Summit, Southwest Texas State University

1990 Speaker/Juror, Workshop, Statewide Exhibition, Salt Lake City

Art Center

1987 Speaker/Juror, Creative Summit, Southwest Texas State University

1984-1986 Instructor, Photography Workshop, Glassell School of Art,

Museum of Fine Art, Houston

Instructor, Photography Workshop, Victor School, Victor, Colorado

1983-1984 Instructor, Photography Workshop, Houston Center for Photography,

Houston

1983 Instructor, Photography Workshop, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1980 Instructor, Photography, The Art & Craft Workshop, Texas City, Texas

1978-1979 Assistant, Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshop, Yosemite, California


PUBLICATIONS

2013 Salton Sea,Twilightby Gary Faye, Blurb Press

2012 TEXAS by Gary Faye, Blurb Press

1998 American Way, American Airlines magazine, February

1997 “Print” Awards Annual

American Way, American Airlines magazine, March & August

1996 “Gary Faye,” American Way, American Airlines magazine, January

1995 Shorelines, The Camera at the Water’s Edge, Graphis.

1994 Graphis, Photo Annual

Outside Magazine

1994 Backpacker Magazine

1993 Communication Arts Photo Annual

1990 Walking, Henry Thoreau. Illustrations


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas A&M University, College Station

Amoco Production Company, Tenneco Incorporated, Houston

(USA), Houston Global Marine Drilling, Houston

Baker & Botts, Houston A.P. Keller and Company, Houston

Chase Bank, Houston Treptow Development Company, Houston

Texas Gas Exploration, Houston Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Vinson & Elkins, Houston Duesterhoft & Associates, Houston

Andrews & Kurth, Houston Compaq Computer Corporation, Houston

Northern Bank & Trust, Dallas ENRON Corporation, Houston

CMS Energy, Houston Trione & Gordon, Houston

Brooks, Baker & Lange, Houston BMC Software, San Jose

Duke Energy, Houston Valero, San Antonio

Chevron, Houston

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 Pure Light, the Changing Salton Sea, Smink Gallery, Dallas Texas

2013 Twilight, Smink Gallery, Dallas Texas

2012 The Salton Sea, Smink Gallery, Dallas Texas

2010 Big Bend, Smink Gallery, Dallas Texas

2006 Still Lifes, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

2004 Gary Faye - Water, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002 Gary Faye - Recent Work,Williams Tower, Houston, Texas

Gary Faye, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, Texas

2001 Gary Faye, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

1998 Gary Faye, Houston FotoFest, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

1996 Landscapes ’95, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

Gary Faye, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1995 New Landscapes, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

1994 Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1988 Davis McClain Galleries, Houston, Texas

1987 Wilhelm Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

1983 Davis McClain Galleries, Houston, Texas

1981 Davis McClain Galleries, Houston, Texas

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1980 College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas

1978 New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Ventura, California


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Strange Beauty, 2 Person Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2018 Passing on Winter, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2017 Paperwork 2, Group Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2015 Two Trees in the Garden, 5 Person Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2015 Eventide, 3 Person Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2010 Trees, 3 Person Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2009 The Spirit of Man, Two Person Show, Smink Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2005 High & Dry – Arid Lands, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Healing Nature,Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, Curator: Anne W.Tucker

2004 High & Dry - Arid Lands, International Cultural Center of Texas Tech

University, Lubbock, Texas

2003 Texas Artists, Texas Landscapes, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002 Still Lifes, Small Works, Group Show, Buchanan College, Galveston, Texas

2000 Grand Opening Exhibition, Barbara Able Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999 ArtHouston Holiday Open House, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

Prizm, A Selection of Regional Photography, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas

1998 Photography West Gallery, Carmel, California

Member’s Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography

1997 Second Annual Holiday Open House, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas

Still Life, Transco Tower, Houston, Texas

1985-1986 Texas Visions, Museum of Art of the American West and Transco

Tower, Houston, Texas

1986 Annual Show, Maine Photographic Workshops, New York

Houston Foto Fest, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

Group Show, Camera Obscura, Denver, Colorado

13th Annual Spring Exhibition, Art League of Galveston, (Juror’s Award)

Galveston, Texas

1985 Houston Photographers from the Museum Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1984 Invitational, Nona Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University,

Logan, Utah

1983 Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas

Second Annual Member’s Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography,

Houston, Texas, (First Place)

1982-1983 Image South Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1981-1983 Photography West Gallery, Carmel, California

1980 Image South Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1980 Los Angeles Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1978 Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California

Helen Laufer Gallery, Ventura, California