Gary Schneider earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in New York City where he has been living since 1977. His work has been reviewed or featured in publications such as Art Forum, Art on Paper,The New York Times, and Le Temps, among others.
His work was the subject of a major exhibition that opened at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum in February 2004, and incorporated his previously acclaimed solo exhibition, Genetic Self-Portrait, an artistic response to the Human Genome Project. He has shown extensively worldwide, including Museé d’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois. He is represented by Julie Saul, New York; Stephen Daiter, Chicago; and Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston. Schneider illuminates the interdisciplinary issues of contemporary art and science, conceptual art and performance, portraiture and identity, and privacy within the public sphere.” –Deborah Martin Kao.
In 2002 Schneider was invited to David Krut New York’s print workshop where he produced two artworks using photograuve printmaking. Since this collaboration Schneider has exhibited at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg three times; once in 2005 with Carte de Viste, again in 2006 with Gary Schneider: Nudes and, most recently, in 2011 with Skin which was accompanied by a catalogue by Kate McCrickard. He has also shown at David Krut New York, where in 2011, he exhibited a series of hand portraits.