Gary Grealy has established himself over many years
as an advertising and portrait photographer in Sydney.
Work has been commissioned by leading advertising
agencies, major national and international clients.
Gary's art work is in the collection of the National
Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.
For seven years of the eight year history of the
National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National
Portrait Gallery Gary's work has been exhibited as a finalist.
In 2009 he was named as highly commended runner
up with a portrait of Sydney gallery owners Geoffrey
Legge and Frank Watters.
In 2011 the Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
portrait was added to the permanent collection of the
National Portrait Gallery.
Again in 2012 Gary's work was exhibited in the
National Portrait Gallery with his portrait of former
NSW Art Gallery Director Edmund Capon. In the
same year Gary's work was also exhibited in the
2012 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
2013 saw the Edmund Capon portrait added to the
collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
In each following year Gary’s portraits have been
exhibited in the NPG including 2015 with a portrait
of Mother and daughter artists Ann and Sophie Cape.
During 2014 Gary was commissioned by the National
Portrait Gallery to make a work of Australian Rugby
Union legend 'Ken Cathpole'. This work was made
possible by the philanthropy of Patrick Corrigan.
In May 2015 the Mosman Art Gallery exhibited
Gary’s work in an exhibition titled Art-Maker, Patron, Lover.