Chris Navarro is from Casper, Wyoming, and is owner of Navarro Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sedona, Arizona. Navarro has been sculpting professionally since 1986. He is best known for his more than thirty-four monumental bronze sculptures placed throughout the country and his work in eleven museum collections.
Monumental sculptures include Champion Lane Frost at Cheyenne Frontier Days, a life-size T. Rex for the Tate Museum in Casper, Wyoming, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze of the famous bucking horse Steamboat for the University of Wyoming, and The Messenger, commissioned for the Alamo Sculpture Trail in San Antonio, Texas. He was chosen as the Honorary Artist for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, is the recipient of the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Art Award, and was honored as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni for Casper College. Navarro, a former bull and bronc rider, still competes in team roping. His bronze sculpture trophies will be presented to the champion bull and bareback bronc rider at the Calgary Stampede through 2022. Navarro says, “Family, horses, rodeo, and art have been the driving passions of my life. I love what I do for a living and hope others can see that through the work I have created.”