Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Gary Beals moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico at a young age. He attended The University of New Mexico and continues to live and work in Albuquerque.

For many years, Beals was a furniture designer with Knoll International and Litton Industries. These endeavors taught him the discipline required for taking a design from its conceptual stage through the various iterations necessary to develop a successful finished product.

Working from sketches and progressing to scale models and finally to the finished sculpture, Beals is renowned for his use of materials, craftsmanship, and clean, abstracted forms. His sculpture is shown and collected throughout the United States.


Selected Exhibtions
2012-Present "sculptureWALK", on-going group exhibition of outdoor sculpture, a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2008 Solo sculpture show, Bridge Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 Consisted of sculpture from the collection of Walter Goldschmidt, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2006 Invitational group show, International Sculpture Biennale in Palm Springs, CA
2004 National Miniature Exhibition, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2003 United States representative, Biennale in Florence, Italy
2002 Two man show with painter Mark Vinci at New Urban Art, Phoenix, AZ
2001 “The Big Little Sculpture Show” at the Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
1999 Sculpture exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
1997 Summer Sculpture Exhibition, Los Alamos, NM
1995 Summer Sculpture Exhibition, Los Alamos, NM
1993, 1994 Sedona Sculpture Walk, Sedona, AZ

Private Commissions
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt (2)
Herbert and Elsa Roth
Robert and Ruth Vogele
David and Mary Jo Christianson (2)
Valley Commerce Bank
Ted Wyshavanuk and Telia Kitely

Public Art
2010 Installed a major public art piece, Santa Fe Public Library, Sante Fe, NM
2006 Installed a major public art piece for the City of Tempe, AZ
2004 Installed a monumental stainless steel sculpture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2006 Curators award as one of the top ten artists, International Sculpture Biennale, Palm Springs, CA
1995 Jury award winner, Summer Sculpture Exhibition, Los Alamos, NM
1993 Special juror award, Sedona Sculpture Walk, Sedona, AZ