Garry Kaulitz

Garry Kaulitz was born in Rapid City, SD, October 6, 1942, and now lives and works in Anchorage, AK. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art degree in 1965 from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York. After graduation he taught high school art and was an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology until he took a position as area head of printmaking at the Louisville School of Art in 1968; a position he held until 1982. From 1982 until 1993 he was owner and master printer at Kaulitz Press, specializing in Fine Art printing, while also doing adjunct teaching at the University of Louisville and the University of Indiana Southeast. In 1993 he took a teaching position at the University of Alaska Anchorage as area head of printmaking which he still holds. Since the 1960's Kaulitz's work in painting, printmaking, drawing and constructions has been represented in over 250 international ( CAF 2003, World Print Competition, International Miniature print exhibition , Polish International Print exhibition), national (Colorprint USA, Harpers National, Emporia State National Invitational) and regional exhibitions. He has had over 45 one-person exhibitions.. Kaulitz's work is in many public and private collections including The Art Academy of China, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Kentucky Arts Commission, University of Kansas, J B Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY and The University of Alaska Anchorage. The Al Smith Fellowship in Painting was awarded to Kaulitz in 1991by the Kentucky Arts Commission. He was one of the artists included in the book "Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artists" by Julie Decker, published 1999, as well as "Found and Assembled in Alaska" by Julie Decker, published 2001. In2003 he was awarded the University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor's award for Excellence in Creative or Scholastic Research. 
His work deals with the enigmatic, visual and autobiographical nature of existence utilizing the juxtaposition of figurative, landscape and object elements with mind fictions and frictions.