Professor, Visual Arts
Art & Design Building, Albany
At the age of nine, Gary Shankman began his studies of art at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting degree from Boston Univeristy and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting degree from American University. Gary received an ITT International Fellowship Grant to Belgium where he studied at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. He was a awarded a scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He lives in Albany, New York and is a full professor at Sage College of Albany. Gary has taught for the Smithsonian Institution, the University of D.C., Maryland College of Art and Design, and Northern Virginia Community College. He was also an Artist-in-Residence for the State of Oklahoma and the City of Rockville, Maryland.
Gary's oil paintings of landscapes and still life have been displayed in solo exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium, London, England, Washington D.C., and Albany, New York. His artwork has been shown in group exhibitions and national competitions throughout the United States. Reviews have been published in the Washington Post Newspaper, the New York Times, the Cincinnati Post, the Schenectady Gazette, The Field, London England, and the Metroland, Albany, New York. Gary's paintings are in the Watkins Collection, American University Museum, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Shawnee, Oklahoma, the Superior Court Art Trust of Washington D.C., and the National Home Furnishings Association of Chicago, Illinois. He is listed in several publications of Who's Who Among American Teachers, Who's Who, in American Education, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. In 2005, Gary was named teacher of the year by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Sage College of Albany.