Born in Los Angles and graduated from UCLA, Gary Baseman decided to dedicate his career fully in Art instead of becoming a lawyer. The artist’s work can be found in major magazines such as Times, The New York Times, New Yorker, and the Rolling Stone. His creativity breaks the boundaries of graphic design, as he also works with animation and three dimensional works. In 2018, Baseman collaborated with Asian Youth creativity platform APPortfolio to make limited edition works. Active within the art scene, Baseman has become one of the most popular artists among the States.
His contradictory artistic style, simultaneously humorous and depressed, have attracted many well-known brands to collaborate, such as Nike, Benz, Coach, etc. In 2003, he also collaborated with a Taiwanese brand, Hey Song, to design bottles for their soda. Moreover he received three-time Emmy Award collaborating with Disney’s cartoon series the "Teacher’s Pet".
In recent years, Baseman has been invited to host solo exhibitions in many places, such as New York, Italy, Spain and Asia. In 2014, he held his first solo exhibition in Asia at the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, “The Door is Always Open”, leading the region with a black fairytale creative trend. His paintings are also permanently collected by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. Baseman used his strong and vivid visual image to break boundaries and create a unique artistic style of his own.