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Gary Colburn Dwyer, American Artist. National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1984; recipient Communication Design award, American Society Landscape Architects, 1988. Member American Institute of Architects (associate), Sigma Lambda Alpha.


Dwyer, Gary Colburn was born on October 1, 1943 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Alfred William and Alice Richardson (Power) Dwyer.


BSLA/Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1967;BLA, New York University, 1967;Master of Fine Arts, U. Denver, 1970;postgraduate, Akademie for bildende Kunst, Austria, 1980.


Landscape architect, Roark Associations Architects, Denver, 1972-1973;professor department landscape archaeology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, since 1973;design consultant, Gary Dwyer & Associations, San Luis Obispo, since 1981;environmental artist, San Luis Obispo, since 1981. Advisory board design art progressive National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author video: German National Television, 1985. Photography exhibitions in The National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Vassiviere, France, 1983, Federal Capital Building, Bonn, Germany, 1984, Museum Modern Art, Ljublana, Yugoslavia, 1985, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, 1991, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1992, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1994, The Nguyen Tombs-Hue Vietnam United Nations Educational, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Institute of Architects (associate), Sigma Lambda Alpha.


Children: Heather Allyson, Chelsea K.

Alfred William Dwyer

Alice Richardson (Power) Dwyer

Heather Allyson Dwyer

Chelsea K. Dwyer