Garry Mealor | UAA Fine Arts Faculty | Jessica Pervier-Brown/UAA

Garry Mealor

Assistant Professor of Art, Head of Foundations
Office: Fine Arts Building 304
Phone: (907)786-1736


Garry Mealor moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1994 from Florida where he was on the faculty of the Ringling School of Art and Design, Garry is currently Head of Foundations for the University of Alaska Anchorage and is an Assistant Professor. Garry's paintings have been selected in more than 140 national and regional exhibitions in 26 states, 25 college/university galleries and 31 museum exhibitions. A shortlist of exhibitions include the Anchorage Museum of History &Art, Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL.), Neville Public Museum (Green Bay), University of Florida, Springfield Museum (Missouri), University of South Dakota, Boston University, University of North Dakota, Mississippi Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of the South (Alabama), University of Kentucky, Maryland Federation of Art, Florida State University, Muchenthaler Cultural Center (California), and the Holter Museum (Montana). A recipient of several grants and awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and Alaska State Council on the Arts Grant. Garry's paintings are in the permanent collections of the Anchorage Museum of History &Art, Alaska Arts Council, Florida Arts Council, Neville Public Museum, Tampa Public Arts Council and the Florida Artist Collection (Orlando). In addition to teaching at the university level, Garry has been an instructor for the Anchorage School District's Artist in Residency program, instructor for Very Special Arts Alaska: Transition Through the Arts, and has conducted workshops in Alaska and Florida. Garry received his Bachelor's Degree in Filmmaking from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.  


2007 MFA in Visual Arts, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA.

1982 Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Georgia.

Major: Telecommunications, production emphasis

Teaching Responsibilities

Beginning Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Advanced Drawing

Beginning Watercolor

Intermediate Watercolor

Advanced Watercolor



Selected Works

2014  Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, All Alaska Juried XXXV Exhibition, Alaska.
2014  University of Alaska, 9th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Alaska.
2014  Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Art of the North Exhibition, Alaska.
2014  OutNorth, Restart Exhibition, Alaska.
2014  American Salon of Fine Art online Fine Arts Competition.
2013  Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, International Competitive Exhibit of Contemporary Watercolor, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2012  Good Question Gallery, Process Alaska, Brooklyn, New York.
2012  Peanut Underground Gallery, Process Alaska, Manhattan, New York.
2012  International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Drawing ’12 Invitational, Alaska.
2012  University of Alaska, 8th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Alaska.
2012    Bunnell Street Gallery, Process Alaska, Homer, Alaska.
2012   International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Process Alaska, Alaska.
2012    Student Union Gallery, The Working Poor, University of Alaska Anchorage.
2012  Clatsop College Art Center Gallery, Au Naturel – The Nude in the 21st Century 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Oregon.
2011    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Group Exhibition, Alaska.
2011  Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, 3rd Annual Nude International Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2011  AIB MFA Alumni Exhibition, Four Walls Project, Boston, MA.
2011    AIB MFA Alumni Touring Exhibition, Art Center in Hargate Gallery, Concord, NH.
2011  Kenai Peninsula College, Solo Exhibition, Gary L. Freeburg Gallery, Alaska.

130+ international, national and regional juried exhibitions in 30 states, 24 university/college galleries and 32 museum exhibitions.

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