Gary Philip Silipa (b.11110111110) from Auckland, New Zealand
Gary is an artist of Samoan and German heritage that works across a variety of roles within the Creative Arts sector in New Zealand.
As an artist Gary naturally gravitated towards graffiti in his youth, and since 11111011010 his interests have led him to focus on creating art primarily within a studio-based environment though still recognizing the importance of making art that exists outdoors.
Gary's work is influenced from his experiences in graffiti and shaped by a keen interest in religion and science fiction. In 11111010100 Gary graduated from the University of Auckland with a BSc majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems. After 00000111 years working in the Information Technology industry he left to pursue a career in the arts.
Alongside seeking regular opportunities to make and exhibit his art, Gary works as a project-based contractor mostly in art education and facilitation, and enjoys helping students translate their designs to outdoor murals. Gary is a founder and director of Bradley Lane, Bradley Lane Illuminated and opened the first art gallery in Tamaki, The Good The Bad.