Gar Waterman’s sculpture explores organic form.  A combination of observation of natural phenomena, sensual devotion to the tactile possibilities of material, and a model maker's tinkering sensibility inform his work. He grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with a formative year in Tahiti at the age of 9 to 10, where his father, pioneer underwater film maker Stan Waterman, documented the adventure in a National Geographic Special. Waterman’s daily contact was with the exotic flora of the Polynesian landscape and the barrier reefs of the South Pacific, with their hydrodynamic fish, rays, sharks, and corals. After college at Dartmouth, Waterman moved to Pietrasanta, Italy, where he lived for seven years and learned to carve stone. A foundation of ocean imagery experienced first hand over a lifetime of diving infuses his sculpture with marine forms, from fish, nudibranchs, and squid to the spiral perfection of shells.

Public Art & Awards

Career Paths

Kaynor Technical High School

Cast Glass, Polished Brass, Computer driven LED Light display sculpture underneath a glass floor

Installed  2009, Waterbury, Connecticut

Abraham Lincoln Career Column

Lincoln Financial Riverfront Reclamation Project

Stainless Steel Sculpture depicting President Lincoln’s
Career History

Installed 2006, Hartford, Connecticut


Plainville Public Library

Sculptural Entryway Environment: Two cut steel column sculptures, Stainless Steel inlays in concrete, Bench Seating, interior sculptures

Installed 2003, Plainville, Connecticut


The Connecticut Children's Museum

Cut Steel Sculptural Elements and Signage

Installed 2001, New Haven, Connecticut

Schooling Fish

State of Florida Art in Public Spaces Program

University of Florida , Aquatic Food Products Laboratory

Layered Cut Steel Sculpture

Installed 2000, Gainesville, Florida

Wooster Street Archway

Wooster Street Business Association & City of New Haven Business Development Grant

35’x37’x3' Painted Steel Arch

Installed 1999 New Haven, Connecticut

Edgewood Entryway Installation

City of New Haven Percent for Art, Edgewood School

Cut Steel Elements: Handrail Panels, Inlay in Concrete, Entry Wall Frame, Tree Box Column Caps, Hand Cast Cement Block Columns, Cut Linoleum Floor Inlay

Installed 1999 New Haven, Connecticut

Phragmite Fence

Temple Street Pedestrian Plaza

250’x9'x1' Painted Steel Gateway and Fence

Installed 1999, New Haven, Connecticut

Ranocchio Wall

State of Florida Art in Public Spaces Program

University of Florida, Natural History Museum

25’ Wall of Bronze Bas Relief Frogs

Installed 1997 Gainesville, Florida

North American Stream Animal Water Wall

State of Rhode Island Public Art Program

Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Building

17’ Fountain in Granite and Bronze

Installed 1996 Providence, Rhode Island

Natural Equation

Cornell Medical Center , New York Hospital

81” Sculpture in Marble

Installed 1987 New York, New York

Monkey Tree

City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program

Philadelphia Zoo, Semi-Finalist

1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Knowledge Tree

Scranton University , Finalist

24” Maquette in Steel

1994, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Reunion Tiger Staff

Princeton University Alumni Association

Bronze and Goncalo Alvez Wood

Dedicated 1980, Princeton, NJ

Warren Memorial Award , Rhode Island 1995

Marcus Heiman Award , Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1978

Corporate Commissions & Collections

Lone Pine Capital Greenwich, CT

AT&T Executive Offices Basking Ridge, NJ

Downtown Women’s Practice SOHO, NY

The Berni Corporation Greenwich, CT

Carnegie Center Associates Princeton, NJ

Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, NJ

People’s Bank Bridgeport, CT

Pfizer Pharmaceutical Corporation Groton, CT

Phipps Bessemer Corporation San Francisco, CA

Selected Gallery & Museum Exhibitions

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT 2013

Alexi Von Schlippe Gallery, New London, CT 2007, 2012

Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013

WOCA Gallery, Southwest Harbor, Maine 2008

Alva Gallery, New London, CT 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007

Pfizer Corporate Gallery, Groton, CT 1999, 1998, 1997

Boch Gallery, Hollywood, FL 1999, 1998, 1997

Williams Gallery, Princeton, NJ 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

Green Gallery, Guilford, CT 1999

Zoon Gallery, New Haven, CT 1997

South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket Island, MA 1996

Peyton-Wright, Santa Fe, NM 1996, 1995, 1994

101 Wooster St. Gallery, New York, NY 1993

Art Horizons International, New York, NY 1990

Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 1989

Carnegie Center Gallery, Princeton, NJ 1989,1988, 1987

Art Ventures Gallery, Princeton, NJ 1983, 1984

Jaffray Park Gallery, Irvington, NY 1981

Ann Reid Gallery, Princeton, NJ 1980

Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA 1996

Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI 1995

Greer Museum Of Art, Rio Grande, Ohio 2008

Boston Fine Arts Museum, Annual Benefit, Guest Exhibitor, Boston, MA 1992

Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA 1992

Elarslie Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ 1991

Selected Works in Collections

Mr. & Mrs. Diran Apelian West Boylston, MA

Mr & Mrs. Bugs Baer North Branford, CT

Mr. & Mrs. Peter [Jaws] Benchley Princeton, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Blanchard

Mr. & Mrs. John Borden Princeton, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. James Burke Princeton, NJ

Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Chabner Newton, MA

Mrs. Susan Phipps Cochran Palm Beach, FL

Mr. Edward Diamond New York, NY

Mr. Jim davidson & Lyn McHugh, New York, NY

Mr. Doug Fambrough and Kim Moy, Boston, MA

Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Genet New York, NY

Mr. & Mrs. Shelly Gering Palm Beach, FL

Mrs. Roberta Gratz New York, NY

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Gund Princeton, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. Rich Horan Providence, RI

Mr. & Mrs. Whitney Johnson Cambridge, MA

Mr. Brooks Jones Westport, CT

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Krause Princeton, NJ

Dr. & Mrs. Bill Ledger Princeton, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Mandel Greenwich, CT

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Manney New York, NY

Mr. & Mrs. Barrett Morgan Worcester, MA

Dr. & Mrs. Alan Proctor Old Lyme, CT

Mr. Alan Radlo, Boston, MA

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Renner Boston, MA

Mr. William Renner & Ms. Dalva Duarte, St. Priest, France

Mrs. Denyse Reid East Hampton, NY

Mr. David Rockefeller Tarrytown, NY

Mr. Daniel H. Schulman Warren, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Schulman, Concord, MA

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Weisman Nantucket, MA

Mrs. Georgia Welles, Vero Beach, FL

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Welles New York, NY


Dartmouth College 1978

Phillips Andover Academy 1974


Foote School , Spring 1997- 2009

Creative Arts Workshop, 1998

Visiting Artist: Phillips Andover Academy, Winter 1996

Dartmouth College, Fall 1990

University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1989