Gary Setzer is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Ohio. He currently lives and works in Tucson, where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. His performances, installations, objects, and videos have been exhibited and screened extensively. Setzer has recently toured his new performance work, "Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain" across the United States. With stops in New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver, New Orleans, and Austin (among others), he provided gallery audiences with what the Huffington Post called “a phenomenal hybrid of his own, integrating video, music and performance.” The performance was released as a full length album on the independent label Pretend Records in 2012. In 2008, Setzer's performance work, "Simultaneous Repellents (Repressed Sentient, Oppressed Séance)," debuted in London at the Slade School of Fine Art. In May of 2010, Setzer received the Louise Foucar Marshall Professorship—a distinguished honorary title and endowed chair. In 2006, he received an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award, a grant for individual artists.