The year Gary graduated from Goldsmith’s College his work was included in Damien Hirst’s 1988 Freeze exhibition. Alongside Hirst, Tracey Emin and Fiona Rae, Gary became a key member of the famed Young British Artist group during the 1990s. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996 and won the Jerwood Painting Prize the following year.
Gary represented Britain at the 1999 Venice Biennale and enjoyed a solo exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery the same year. The artist has since exhibited his work in Germany and Austria.