For the Phenomena(l) catalogue, Gary Nickard writes, "I am a conceptual artist committed to investigating the interstices between visual art and philosophy through natural sciences, poetics, psychoanalysis and various historical systems of knowledge. My research is articulated in photography, installations, electronic music and time-based media. I intend my art as an intervention in the lived world of history and society, advancing forms of inquiry that are explorative, tentative, iconoclastic and engaged."
Gary Nickard earned his PhD, MFA, MA, MAH and BA from the University at Buffalo. He has shown at YYZ Gallery, Toronto; The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Alternative Museum, New York City; The Fine Arts Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York; and The Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey, among others.