Gary Genetti received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in Sculpture and Graphics from The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1976. He did not study glass blowing in school but apprenticed at a production glass shop from 1978-1979, in 1980 he established his own studio in rural Warwick, New York. His work has been presented in galleries and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His awards include the prestigious Cohn Family Trust Award for Excellence in Glass, the Award for Excellence from the Smithsonian Institute, the Best in Glass Award from the Milwaukee Art Museum and numerous purchase awards. He has been included in exhibitions sponsored by The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art- Renwick Gallery, The Racine Art Museum and the Milwaukee Museum of Art. In May of 2000 he was honored to have his Incalmo Vase with Zebra featured on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine.