About the artist
Gary has spent a total of twenty six years working at a local bronze foundry, which helped him evolve into the competent and creative Bronze Sculptor that he is today. It allowed him to master all aspects of the casting process including mold-making, pulling and working waxes, welding and assembly, rough and finish chasing, and his specialty, multi-color patinas. To this day, Gary still executes all of these steps himself on every bronze he produces, an uncommon practice among bronze artists of today. His work thus represents a caliber of excellence in artistry and craftsmanship rarely found in contemporary bronze sculpture.
- 1996 Canton Museum of Art "Pavilions of Wonder" exhibit.
- 1993 Chesley Award from the American Science Fiction Artists Association for best 3-D.
- 1992 First for Best 3-Dimensional work at the World Fantasy Art Show in Atlanta, GA.
- 1992 First Place and Best of Show in the Science Fiction Westercon in Phoenix, AZ.
- 1991 Best of Show Peer Choice at the Sedona National Sculpture Walk.
His work has been featured in several books, including Spectrum 1, The Frank Collection, and The Chesley Awards Retrospective.
- 1981 Associates Degree Commercial Art, Alliance High School, Alliance, OH
- 1982 Kent State University, Kent, OH
- 1984 Associates Degree Visual Communications, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA