- Fred Garbotz was born in Rhode Island and grew up on the
East Coast. After completing his B.A. in Business Administration
at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Garbotz continued
his education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
There, in the 1970's, he majored in both art and architecture.
He then began his studies under several mid-western sculptors.
His unique and playful style of art was born under their tutelage.
- For the past 20 years Fred has worked primarily in metal
as an art form. He began with copper and brass, then evolved
into steel and aluminum, and now combines all metals plus glass
- Today his work spans a wide spectrum including both sculpture
and furniture. He prides himself in creating pieces that marry
form and function. "To me, my art is fun. Using the human
body in a simplified form, my furniture becomes more than function.
I like to think that there is an underlying personality in each
piece that speaks out to you in a light and friendly way."
- His sculptures, whether twelve inches high or twelve feet
high, also reflect this philosophy that art is to be enjoyed.