Born in Waco, Texas in 1952, and raised in Texas and Oregon, Jim Gingerich attended Baylor University in Waco from 1970 through 1972, receiving his B.F.A. from the University of Oregon in Eugene in 1975. to most everyone's amazement, Gingerich can pinpoint the exact date he arrived in New York City - May 1, 1976.
Gingerich's works are included in the public collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Yale Art Gallery, the Duke Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, the Art Museum of South Texas, the Arkansas Art Center, and the Richmond (VA) Art Museum, among others. Gingerich maintains a studio in Bridgehampton,NY, and has participated in a many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States for over 30 years.
A select list of some of his private collectors include Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, Robert DeNiro, Melanie Griffith, David Gruber, Mariel Hemingway, Don Johnson, Kurt Vonnegut, Glenn Frey of The Eagles, and Roy Scheider, among others.
A participant in the "Traveling Museum Show" as part of "Rock & Roll Currents in Contemporary Art" at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH, Gingerich has also designed the poster for the Hamptons International Film Festival (2000) and participated as a visiting artist and guest instructor at The Art Barge (Amagansett), The Studio School (New York City), and the Center for Creative Studies (Detroit).