Garek Druss is a Seattle based sound and visual artist who creates work that explores the balance between the physical being and the incorporeal or non-being. His aural works create active and engaged listening environments that allow for heightened states of self-reflection and phenomenological awareness. His work utilizes watercolor drawings, video, and vibrant soundscapes to create temporary ambient interactions that examine the human condition. Druss' interest in creating work that develops the public's sonic palette has lead him to several international residencies, multiple museum performances in the U.S. and Europe, album and sound art releases in conjunction with art exhibitions, installations, and live performances. He has collaborated in musical, dance, and performance-based projects, including the atmospheric electronic group, A Story of Rats. He also worked with the internationally recognized performance theater ensemble, Saint Genet. Exhibition and performance locations include the Seattle Art Museum, the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Kunsthalle, Krems Austria. He has received support from the New Foundation Seattle and 4Culture. His visual art is a part of several Seattle public collections.