Holly Gardner grew up and resides in Reno, Nevada. Holly Is married to Bryan Gardner and together they have 2 grown children.

Holly is a self taught artist having learned her techniques from workshops with Nancy Ryan, Denise Oyama Miller, Sophie Standing and Loraine Turner. 

Holly is an active member and sits on the board of Reno Open Studios as well as a member of the Sierra Arts Foundation. She is a guest artist for the Reno Artists Co-op. And a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and Quilters without Borders.

Holly is a national juried artist through Arc Gallery of San Francisco and has exhibited her work in both group and solo shows.

Her work is held in private collections in Reno and Las Vegas as well as Merced, California, Virginia and Florida.

Holly has contracted with Truckee Meadows Community College to teach teach art classes Winter and Spring of 2020.