City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, MFA Painting;
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, M.Ed Art Education;
Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, BS Art Education.
Additional studies: New York University, The Cooper Union, The New School, Carnegie Mellon University.
Review of 50-Year Retrospective at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in 2019
Gary Jurysta graduated from Butler Area High School in 1955. After serving four years in the US Navy he earned a degree in Art Education from Edinboro State University. Additional degrees were earned at the University of Pittsburgh and at Brooklyn College in New York City. Over the years Mr. Jurysta worked in several galleries and was a professor at universities in Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island. He and his wife June Edwards, also an artist, lived in New York City for twenty years and now reside in Pittsburgh.
During his long career as a fine artist and educator Mr. Jurysta’s work was exhibited widely. In 2013 he received the Master Visual Artist Award, with an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (view the MVA video). Currently on view until August 17, 2019 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona, PA, Mr. Jurysta is showing a 50-year retrospective of his paintings.
Review of 2018 exhibition at
Penn State New Kensington
MASTER VISUAL ARTIST
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH