Robert Garey

FM Mark in Red and Blue

Robert Garey

Part-time Instructor of Art

Office: HFAC 101
Phone: 843-661-1385

A Florence native, Mr. Garey is a painter and muralist. He began painting and exhibiting his art in the 1970s.  His instruction in the atelier style of painting came in 1989 as a student at the New York Academy of Figurative Art, a late career project of artist Andy Warhol. 

In addition to teaching Figure Drawing at Francis Marion University, he is currently completing a large painting for the new judicial center which depicts a series of events in the history of the Pee Dee region. 

Recent regional exhibitions include a 2017 show at the Florence County Museum’s Waters Gallery and a 2011 show in the Kassab Art Gallery of FMU’s Hyman Fine Arts Center. He is preparing a retrospective of paintings and drawings for display in the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery, scheduled to open October 14, 2018 and run through December 2.

Art Gallery Faculty Show R Garey


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