Gary Clare is a digital artist who was born and raised in New York, Manhattan. He began his formal art training at LaGuardia High School of the Arts in New York City with a concentration in Art & Music. He studied at the Art Students League for Illustration. Gary Clare built a strong portfolio and continued on to the School of Visual Arts (SVA). In his second year at SVA majored in Graphics Design where he combined graphics, photography & typography.
After graduating SVA he embarked on one year assignment in Barcelona, Spain for DDBN worldwide. He began a career of working with different companies like Verve Jazz, where he redesigned CD packaging for major artist like Herbie Hancock, Oscar Petterson, & Ella Fitzgerald and many more. The next label he worked for was owned by Richard Branson called V2 records, he produced a huge range of record sleeves, CDs and posters for major artists like Moby, Black Crows, White Stripes, Rza, Rick Lee Jones and the ligoes on.
Clare’s experience in the commercial world has enabled him to produce work that represent other people’s vision. Currently, Gary Clare is producing work that is non-commercial, and that is about his vision. His work presents his personal stance on life that audience can universally be touched and relate to. He is on a life long quote refine his artistic knowledge and technique to express what surrounds him as a member of the society.