Detail of “Purple Rain”
By Gary Frier
Acrylic on canvas
76 x 60 cm
Gary Frier was born in Cape Town and grew up in the then-segregated northern suburb of Kuilsriver in the Western Cape. He qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004. After working in various design industries Gary moved on to create art of a more personal nature.
He has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad at institutions and galleries.
He currently works as a freelance artist and teaches art at local N.G.O. The Observatory Neighbourhood Afterschool programme - which provides educational and cultural programmes for youth at risk - as well as with the Occupational Therapy department at Valkenburg Psychiatric hospital.
He lives and works in the Western Cape predominantly, from his studio at home in Kuilsriver, Cape Town.