Garry Kaulitz was born in Rapid City, SD, and now lives and works in Cuenca, Ecuador. He retired as a Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Alaska where he was disguised as the area head of printmaking 1993-2014.
Since the 1960’s, Kaulitz’s work in painting, printmaking, drawing and construcetions has been represented in over 300 international, national and regional exhibitions, including CAF 2003, World Print Competition, International Miniature Print exhibition, Polish International Print exhibition, Colorprint USA, Harpers National, and Emporia State National Invitational. He has had over 60 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, Alaska State Museum, J B Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Al Smith Fellowship in Painting was awarded to Kaulitz in 1991 by the Kentucky Arts Commission. He was one of the artists included in the book “Icebreakers: Alaska’s Most Innovative Artists” by Julie Decker, published in 1999, as well as “Found and Assembled in Alaska” by Julie Decker, published 2001. In 2003 and 2007 he was awarded the University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Creative or Scholastic Research and in 2009 was awarded the Mayor’s Award for outstanding artist. In 2015 he was awarded the Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist Award (Alaska’s highest arts award).
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.