Gary Passanise | Webster University

Gary Passanise

Gary PassaniseGary Passanise
Professor, Painting
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Gary Passanise is Professor of Art in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he directs the painting program and teaches all levels of painting and hybrid-media courses. He received his Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University.

His work explores the inherent qualities and the symbolic nature of surface and texture in painting and sculpture, using a rich variety of materials, including wax, charred lumber, limestone, steel, and found objects. Passanise has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollak Krasner Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. He has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and his recent solo shows include Constructions at Space B in New York City and Stacks at the Isolation Room/Gallery Kit in St. Louis. You can view his work on his website: