Garrett is a contemporary artists with an interesting background. Born and raised in Tennessee, Jeremy Garrett attended high school at Central High in Memphis. There he won six gold medals in the National Scholastics Art Awards Competition, the first time in the High School's history. Jeremy Garrett received scholarship and graduated from one of the country’s most acclaimed institutions, the School of Visual Arts in New York City. There he majored in comic design and illustration. While in college, Garrett started his own commercial art/fine art studio located in Manhattan's East Village and called it Black Work Studio.

Although he is trained as a classical fine artist's Garrett’s commercial style lends itself to cutting edge mix of urban grunge, comic book art with a touch of post-surrealism. Affluent collectors and top executives from Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx, ABC and by members of the Grand Lodge of New York’s Masonic Order are only a few collectors who enjoy his diversity as an artist. As an accomplished graphic designer he has worked with clients such as Kodak, Ralph Loren, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin and ABC News. His work has also been featured in publications throughout the country as well as the internationally acclaimed Japanese GQ.

Garrett started tattooing while in college when tattooing in NYC was illegal. The learned the trade from Danny Brown Paolicelli, a peer at S.V.A. In February of 1997 on the day that tattooing was legalized in the City, Garrett converted his design studio into a grungy tattoo parlor and called it Black Work Tattoos where he worked with his good friend John Paras, the tattoo industry's first Saint. It was at this time that Garrett became known as NYARTMAN - Gotham's Inkslinging Superhero. 

From 2000-2006 Garrett taught commercial art at the High School of Graphic Communication Arts, which was one New York City’s premier commercial art public high school. After which Garrett moved to Israel and once again return to his roots as traditional trained fine arts painter. His work was displayed in various galleries in Jerusalem and in 2007 he won a nationally sponsored Israeli artist grant. He and his family moved back to NYC in 2008 and since then he has been back to tattooing with a passion.

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