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Wayne L. Geary is a Salt Lake City artist and teacher. He is a painter that works in various techniques. He is a member of the Salt Lake Arts Council and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Geary earned his B.A. the University of Washington and his M.F.A. at the University of Utah. He is known not only for his "artist-in-residence" at schools all over the state, often through the Arts in Education Program of the Utah Arts Council, but also for his fine creative studio work as well.

He has exhibited his work in California and Utah and was represented in a Group Videotape Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1979. Examples of his work include: copy machine art, and billboard art. Such work is sometimes nonobjective, formal, painterly, surrealistic, or landscape in nature.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

This imaginative Salt Lake City artist and teacher (Rowland Hall, St. Marks) works in various techniques. For some years, he was at his Artspace studio, sharing that workplace and others with his wife, fellow artist Louise Fischman. Geary trained at both the University of Washington (B.A.) and the University of Utah (M.F.A.). He has exhibited his work in California and Utah and was represented in a Group Videotape Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1979. Multi-media and multi-interests (in murals, "copy machine art," and "billboard art,") are only parts of the rather rich fabric of Geary's artistic pursuits to date. He is known not only for his "artist-in-residence" at schools all over the state (often through the Arts in Education Program of the Utah Arts Council) but also for his fine creative studio work as well (in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, as well as assemblage-installation techniques). Such work is sometimes nonobjective, formal, painterly, surrealistic, or landscape in nature. Geary's life objectives are clearly those of both the master teacher and artist.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah

Newspaper Articles

"Art canvass." The Deseret News, October 3, 2004.

"Artists Included In E-Spousing Art Show." The Deseret News, September 14, 2003.

"Artists to the Children Couple's Approach Is to Nurture, Not Mold, Talent Teachers Help Children Embrace Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 9, 1996.

"Best Bets For The Week Ahead." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1992.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 3, 2004.

"Principal Changes Tune About Rap Mural." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 5, 1990.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 25, 2004.

"South Pacific Mural to Bring Bit of Paradise to S.L. Homeless Shelter." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 28, 1993.

Books

Geary, Wayne Lyndell. "Fourteen Paintings." M.F.A. Thesis, University of Utah, 1975.

Marquis' Who's Who inc. Who's Who in American Art. 23rd ed. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1999.

Marquis' Who's Who inc. Who's Who in the West. 24th ed. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1993.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G, Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2002.

Periodicals

Art of the West. "What's News." Art of the West, July 1996.

Art-Talk. "Art News." Art-Talk, June 1999.

Southwest Art. "Art Events." Southwest Art, October 2000.

Stavig, Vicki. "The Studio." Art of the West, November 1995.

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