National award-winning artist Chris Navarro from Casper, WY and owner of Navarro Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sedona, AZ has been sculpting professionally since 1986. He is best known for his large monumental sculptures. With over 34 monumental bronze sculptures placed throughout the country. Recent monumental sculptures include a 16-foot-tall Bronze of the famous bucking horse Steamboat for the University of Wyoming. ‘’ and ‘’The Messenger’’ for the historical Alamo Mission in San Antonio, TX. His work is included in 11 museum collections. The author of 3 books ‘’CHASING THE WIND’’ ‘’EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE’’ & ‘’DARE TO DREAM BIG’’ He was selected as the Honorary Artist for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, WY received the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s art award and in 2018 the Distinguished Alumni Award from Casper College.
Chris, a former bull and bronc rider, still competes in team roping. Chris says “Family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of my life ‘’I have been blessed with a great passion. I really love what I do and hope others see that through the works I have created. When you love what you are doing the real reward is in the experience of doing it. One of the best things in working with bronze it is such a strong, durable, and permanent medium. In the end it is not about how many years you lived in this world but what you leave behind that truly matters. All artist want to live on in their work. Knowing my work will be standing in the sun long after I’m gone for future generations to experience and enjoy is extremely rewarding.