Gary J. Holliday was born in Miami Beach, Florida. A self taught artist who started drawing at the age of 4, later enrolling at the Leymone Art Foundation in Tallahassee. He later was accepted into an undergraduate fine arts program at Florida State University graduating with a masters degree in drawing and sculpture.
Art is created by my intuition, which is the driving force behind fantastic imagery.... My inspiration comes from African American culture, political and social views. The use of shapes and figures along with references to human anatomy and religious symbolism, shows the complex situation of our human existence and my faith for salvation for mankind. I create scenes in which forms and floating shapes are in grouping situations or engaged in conversation much like society. The use of maps suggest how far my thoughts may reach and may appear in the world.