Gary Carsley is an artist, writer and curator. His work in the 1980s was primarily in painting but Carsley also experimented with video, performance and publishing. Since the 1990s he has expanded his work into digital media and installation using digital monoprints in combination with ready made objects such as kit furniture to create trompe l'oeil effects.
Carsley's work as a curator has included significant contributions to new media in museum and gallery contexts. In 2002 Carsley curated Cerebellum for The Performance Space, Sydney including the work of Charles Atlas, Monika Tichacek and The Kingpins. The 2003 exhibition Parthenogenesis at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, included international artists including the work of Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman alongside that of Australians including Luke Roberts, The Kingpins and Julie Rrap. Like Cerebellum, the exhibition explored mediated identity. The 2004 exhibition Take A Bowery at the Museum of Contemporary Art was a major historical survey of the work of Leigh Bowery, Australian-born performance/video artist.